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Robyn L. Meadows

Professor of Law

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Phone: 717.541.3964

“A commitment to the success of our students, in law school, on the bar exam and in their professional careers, defines our faculty. Seeing the students’ growth from the first day of law school through the beginning of their careers as lawyers and knowing I played a small part in their success gives me immense personal and professional satisfaction.” 

Robyn Meadows is an authority on commercial and contract law. A multiple winner of the Teacher of the Year Award, she teaches commercial law courses and the first-year contracts class. She also regularly teaches in the bar readiness course, Fundamentals of the Bar Exam. In all her courses, Professor Meadow’s teaching focuses on preparing her students to be successful on the bar exam and in the practice of law.  She has written, presented and consulted on numerous contract and Uniform Commercial Code issues.  

Professor Meadows has previously served as interim co-dean, vice dean, associate dean for student affairs, and director of bar programs. She has directed and taught in the law school’s Geneva, Sydney, and Venice summer programs.

Dean Meadows is active in a number of professional and civic organizations. She is master and membership chair of the Honorable William W. Lipsett Inn of Court and board member of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. She traveled as member of a leadership group to Taiwan sponsored by the World Affairs Council of America and the Government of Taiwan. She has served as commissioner of IMPAACT-PA and a member of the Advisory Board for Cities-in-Schools/John Harris High Academy.  She has presented on professionalism for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Consistent with her approach to student bar readiness, she has taught in various bar preparation programs, including the Delaware Bar Review, Kaplan/PMBR, and West Bar Review, since the mid-1990s.

  • Contracts
  • Sales & Leases
  • Secured Transactions
  • Payment Systems

Selected Publications

Chapters
  • When Foreclosure Sales Go Awry: Damages for Purchasers at Improper Foreclosure Sales, 10 Com. Damages (MB) 421 (Sept. 1995) (adapted from Robyn L. Meadows, A Potential Pitfall for the Unsuspecting Purchaser of Repossessed Collateral: The Overlooked Interaction Between Sections 9-504(4) and 2-312(2) of the Uniform Commercial Code, 44 Am. U. L. Rev. 167 (1994)).
Articles
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 64 Bus. Law. 1167 (2009).
  • et. al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 63 Bus. Law. 1285 (2008).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 62 Bus. Law. 1559 (2007).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 61 Bus. Law. 1545 (2006).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 60 Bus. Law.  1639  (2005).
  • Unconscionability as a Contract Policing Device for the Elder Client:  How Useful Is It?  38 Akron L. Rev. 741 (2005).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 59 Bus. Law. 1557 (2004).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 58 Bus. Law. 1545  (2003).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 57 Bus. Law. 1669 (2002).
  • et al., Sales  (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 56 Bus. Law. 1747 (2001).
  • Code Arrogance and Displacement of Common Law and Equity: a Defense of Section 1-103 of the Uniform Commercial Code, 54 SMU L. Rev. 535 (2001).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 56 Bus. Law. 1747 (2001).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 55 Bus. Law. 1951 (2000).
  • Bankruptcy Reform and the Elderly: The Effect of Means-Testing on Older Debtors, 36 Idaho L. Rev. 227 (2000).
  • et al., Sales (Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey), 54 Bus. Law. 1831 (1999).
  • Warranties of Title, Foreclosure, Sales and the Proposed Revision of U.C.C. §9-504: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?, 65 Fordham L. Rev. 2419 (1997).
  • A Potential Pitfall for the Unsuspecting Purchaser of Repossessed Collateral: The Overlooked Interaction Between Sections 9-504(4) and 2-312(2) of the Uniform Commercial Code, 44 Am. U. L. Rev. 167 (1994).
  • Recovery By Stepchildren in Wrongful Death Actions, 40 U. Kan. L. Rev. 777 (1992).
Other
  • et. al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey:  Introduction, 64 Bus. Law. 1163 (2009).
  • et. al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Introduction, 63 Bus. Law. 1281 (2008).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey:   Introduction, 62 Bus. Law. 1555 (2007).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey:   Introduction, 61 Bus. Law. 1541 (2006).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey:  Introduction, 60 Bus. Law. 1635 (2005).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey:  Introduction, 59 Bus. Law. 1553 (2004).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Introduction, 58 Bus. Law. 1541 (2003).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Introduction, 57 Bus. Law. 1667 (2002).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Introduction, 56 Bus. Law. 1743 (2001).
  • et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Introduction, 55 Bus. Law. 1947 (2000).
  • et al., The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, 54 Bus. Law. 1827 (1999).
Education

BA, Michigan State University, summa cum laude
JD, University of Louisville School of Law, magna cum laude
LLM, Temple University School of Law

Experience

Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Partner, Davis & Meadows, P.A., Gainesville, Florida
Arbitrator, United States District Court Middle District of Florida
Attorney, Mark Jay Kaufman, P.A., Gainesville, Florida

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Florida
United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Memberships

Association of American Law Schools
Master, Honorable William W. Lipsett Inn of Court (Executive Committee and Membership Chair)
Board Member, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
Lecturer, Uniform Commercial Code, Delaware Bar Review (2001-14)
Member, U.C.C. Committee of Business Law Section A.B.A.
Member, Statutory Law Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Quality/Balance of Life Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Women in the Profession Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Media Coverage

The January issue of The National Jurist includes a story about the Princeton Review ranking Widener Law in Harrisburg third highest for most competitive students. Robyn Meadows, interim law dean, was quoted.

The Patriot-News
Robyn Meadows, quoted on 07/03/14
Widener Law, Dauphin County Bar Association starting law firm incubator program

Presentations

Facilitator, Women in Higher Education (Leadership Harrisburg) (March 2015)
Moderator, Presidential Forum on Issues in Higher Education, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, 2014
Panelist, Women Law Deans, AALS Hiring Conference 2014
Moderator and Panelist, RESPECT: Aretha’s Song in the Work Place, Widener Women’s Network, 2013
Panelist, Professional Satisfaction, Women in the Profession Annual Retreat, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2012

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