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

Phone: 717.541.3917
Twitter Feed: @profjuliet

Juliet M. Moringiello is one of the country’s leading municipal bankruptcy scholars. She has been a frequent commentator in the national and international news media about Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and the dismissed bankruptcy filing and subsequent state receivership of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Professor Moringiello is a versatile scholar who writes in the areas of bankruptcy, secured credit and electronic commerce, and her articles have been published or are forthcoming in some of the nation’s top law reviews, including the Florida Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, the Washington and Lee Law Review, and the Wisconsin Law Review. In 2010, she served as the Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

At Widener, Professor Moringiello teaches Property, Bankruptcy, Sales, Secured Transactions, and Payment Systems, and she has taught seminars on Cities in Crisis, the Mortgage Crisis, and Electronic Commerce. In 2014, the graduating class honored her with the Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, and she has received the Douglas E. Ray Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award twice.

Professor Moringiello is a leader in the bar on both the national and state levels. She has held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association Business Law Section, including a four-year term on the Section Council and a two-year term as Chair of the Section’s Publications Board, which oversees the section’s successful book publishing program. She presently serves on the Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section and is the Secretary of that section. She is deeply involved in law reform work, and played a key role in the enactment in Pennsylvania of several revised articles of the Uniform Commercial Code. The Pennsylvania Bar Association recognized her for her law reform work with a Special Achievement Award in 2007. Professor Moringiello is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

In 2013, the Central Penn Business Journal named Professor Moringiello a “Woman of Influence.” She is a founding member of the Dauphin County Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Chair of the Georgetown Scholarship Program for East Central Pennsylvania.

Professor Moringiello is a graduate of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Fordham University School of Law. After practicing law with Emmet, Marvin & Martin in New York, she began her teaching career at Temple University School of Law, where she was an Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow. She is an avid skier and photographer, and tries not to do both at the same time. Her Twitter feed is @profjuliet.

Selected Recent Publications
  • When Does Some Federal Interest Require a Different Result?: An Essay on the Use and Misuse of Butner v. United States, 2014 University of Illinois Law Review___ (forthcoming)
  • Goals and Governance in Municipal Bankruptcy, 71 Washington & Lee Law Review 403 (2014)
  • From Lord Coke to Internet Privacy: The Past, Present and Future of the Law of Electronic Contracting, 72 Maryland Law Review 452 (2013) (with William L. Reynolds)
  • (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 Law Review 1599 (2011)
  • Warranting Data Security, 5 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 63 (2010)
  • Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Electronic Contracting Cases 2009-2010, 66 The Business Lawyer 175 (2010) (with William L. Reynolds)
  • What’s Software Got to Do With It? The ALI Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, 84 Tulane Law Review 1541 (2010) (with William L. Reynolds)
  • What Virtual Worlds Can Do For Property Law, 62 Florida Law Review 159 (2010)