Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons today congratulated Professor Juliet M. Moringiello on being named a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award. The honor will be given in Philadelphia during the association's annual meeting June 21 and it recognizes Professor Moringiello for her efforts on behalf of the association's business law section toward making Pennsylvania a more business-friendly state.
The award recognizes Professor Moringiello's role in the Uniform Commercial Code enactment process. Professor Moringiello currently chairs the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Business Law Section. In this capacity, she has a leading role in promoting the enactment in Pennsylvania of two revised Uniform Commercial Code articles: Article 1, setting forth the general provisions of the code, and Article 7, providing the rules governing the use of documents of title in commercial transactions. Professor Moringiello has been involved in the Uniform Commercial Code enactment process since the late 1990s, when Pennsylvania was considering the enactment of Article 9, governing secured transactions.
Professor Moringiello is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania and she joined the faculty at Widener in 1993. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy, property and electronic commerce.
"The faculty and administration at Widener Law applaud Juliet for her contributions to the state of Pennsylvania and celebrate this well-deserved honor with her," Ammons said.