On Thursday, May 13th, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Administrative Law Section presented the James S. Bowman Award to Professor John L. Gedid
at the Annual Meeting held in Hershey, PA.
Honoring a lawyer who is influential in the practice of administrative law throughout Pennsylvania, the James S. Bowman Award is presented to someone who demonstrates leadership in mentoring administrative law practitioners. Fellow faculty members, including Law School Dean Linda L. Ammons
and Robyn L. Meadows
, the Vice Dean of the Harrisburg campus, joined Professor Gedid to celebrate as he accepted the award.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Professor John L. Gedid earned his J.D. from the Duquesne Law School and his LL.M from Yale Law School. In 1989, Professor Gedid served as the founding Vice Dean of Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus, serving until 1995, and he took on the role again from 2007 until 2009. He also founded the school’s Law and Government Institute
An elected life member of the American Law Institute, Professor Gedid serves as a Pennsylvania commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is also a consultant to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judicial Independence Commission, a chair of the PBA Statutory Law Committee, and a past chair and council member of the PBA Administrative Law Section. He serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, and is a member of the drafting committee for the Uniform Law Commission project to revise the Model State Administrative Procedure Act. From 1989 to 2005, Gedid served as Official Reporter of Decisions for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and he is currently the master of the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court, which focuses on the practice of state administrative law.
Professor Gedid is also serving as a member of the PBA's Constitutional Review Commission
charged with conducting a thorough review of the state's Constitution and making recommendations to improve the structure and operation of government in the commonwealth.
The Widener Law community congratulates Professor Gedid on receiving the James S. Bowman Award.