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Juliet M. Moringiello
Professor of Law

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
LL.M., Temple University School of Law

E-mail: jmmoringiello@widener.edu
Phone: 717.541.3917

Juliet M. Moringiello is a Professor of Law on Widener's Harrisburg Campus. Professor Moringiello is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S., 1984) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1987), where she was a staff member of the Fordham International Law Journal. After graduating from law school, Professor Moringiello joined Emmet, Marvin & Martin in New York, New York, where she specialized in real estate and asset-based financing. From 1991 to 1993, Professor Moringiello was a Graduate Fellow in Legal Education at Temple University School of Law, from which she received her LL.M. in 1993. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania.

Professor Moringiello regularly teaches Property, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, and Sales, and she has taught seminars on the Law of Electronic Commerce, the Mortgage Crisis and Cities in Crisis. She has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Georgia, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Maryland, the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and the Universite de Paris X in Nanterre, France. During the Spring Semester of 2010, she served as the Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Professor Moringiello has held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is currently on the editorial boards of Business Law Today (the magazine of the ABA Business Law Section) and the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.

Professor Moringiello is involved in a number of law reform activities. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Uniform Commercial Code Committee. In 2007, the Pennsylvania Bar Association honored Professor Moringiello with a Special Achievement Award for her work in the Uniform Commercial Code enactment process. Professor Moringiello has been a frequent commentator in the local and national media on the topic of Harrisburg’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing. She has also testified before the Pennsylvania Legislature about Chapter 9 as a tool for resolving municipal financial distress.

Professor Moringiello writes in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law and electronic commerce, and was honored by the Law School for this work with the Douglas E. Ray Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award for 2006 and 2012. She is a frequent speaker on those topics and has given presentations at the Annual Meetings of the ABA, the AALS and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the annual forum of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, and at programs presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Selected Recent Publications
  • & William L. Reynolds, From Lord Coke to Internet Privacy: The Past, Present and Future of the Law of Electronic Contracting, 72 Maryland Law Review 452 (2013).
  • (Mis)use of State Law in Bankruptcy: The Hanging Paragraph Story, 2012 Wisconsin Law Review 963 (2012).
  • Specific Authorization to File Under Chapter 9: Lessons from Harrisburg, 32 California Bankruptcy Journal 237 (2012).
  • Mortgage Modification, Equitable Subordination, and the Honest But Unfortunate Creditor, 79 Fordham L. Rev. 1599 (2011)
  • Warranting Data Security, 5 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 63 (2010)
  • & William L. Reynolds, What’s Software Got to Do With It? The ALI Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, 84 Tulane L. Rev. 1541 (2010)
  • What Virtual Worlds Can Do For Property Law, 62 Florida Law Review 159 (2010)
  • Hernando de Soto, Formal Property Systems, and the Intangible Asset Paradox, in Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy 161 (D. Benjamin Barros, ed. 2010)
  • & William L. Reynolds, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2009 – 2010, 66 The Business Lawyer 175 (2010)
  • & William L. Reynolds, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2008-2009, 65 The Business Lawyer 317 (2009)
  • & William L. Reynolds, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2007-2008, 64 Bus. Law. 199 (2008)
  • & William L. Reynolds, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2006-2007, 63 Bus. Law. 219 (2007)
  • Towards a System of Estates in Virtual Property, in Cyberlaw, Security & Privacy 241 (Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard ed., 2007), reprinted in International Journal of Private Law, Vol. 1, Issue 1/2, 3-13 (2008)
  • False Categories in Commercial Law: The (Ir)Relevance of (In)Tangibility, 35 Florida State University Law Review 119 (2007)
  • & William L. Reynolds, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2005-2006, 62 The Business Lawyer 195 (2006)
  • Has Congress Slimmed Down the Hogs?: A Look at the BAPCPA Approach to Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, 15 Widener L. J. 615 (symposium) (2006).
  • Signals, Assent and Internet Contracting, 57 Rutgers L. Rev. 1307 (2005).
  • & William L. Reynolds, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Internet Contracting Cases 2004-2005, 61 Bus. Law. 433 (2005).
  • Seizing Domain Names to Enforce Judgments: Looking Back to Look to the Future, 72 U. Cin. L. Rev. 95 (2003).