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The members of Widener Law Commonwealth’s faculty are experts on a broad range of legal subjects and welcome inquiries from members of the news media seeking insight and commentary.

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Business and Labor Issues

John L. Gedid, JD, LLM

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • administrative law/regulation
  • contract law
  • commercial law
  • conflict of laws
  • separation of powers
  • state constitutional law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Christian A. Johnson, JD

Dean
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Over-the-Counter Derivatives
  • Repo Transactions
  • Lending
  • Capital Markets
  • Federal Reserve
  • International Development Banks
  • Derivatives and Repo

Admitted to the New York, Illinois (inactive) and Nevada (inactive) bars.

Robyn L. Meadows, JD, LLM 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • commercial law
  • insurance

Admitted to the Florida Bar.

Juliet M. Moringiello, JD, LLM 

Commonwealth Professor of Business Law
Director, Business Advising Certificate Program

Expertise:
  • secured financing
  • payment systems: checks and notes
  • bankruptcy/creditors' rights
  • cyberspace law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania and New York bars.

Civil Law

Jill Family, JD, MS 

Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government
Director, Law and Government Institute

Expertise:
  • immigration

Admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars

Greg Randall Lee, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • tort or personal injury law
  • lawyer professional responsibility
  • defamation law
  • disability law
  • home schooling law
  • law and religion
  • constitutional law 
Susan Raeker-Jordan, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • torts
  • products liability
  • federal civil procedure

Admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Christopher J. Robinette, JD 

Professor of Law

Law Expertise:
  • legal ethics
  • tort reform
  • tort law and theory
  • evidence

Admitted to the Virginia Bar.

Constitutional Law

Michael R. Dimino, Sr. , JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • constitutional law
  • Supreme Court personnel and procedure
  • judicial selection
  • first amendment
  • election law

Admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

John L. Gedid, JD, LLM 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • administrative law/regulation
  • contract law
  • commercial law
  • conflict of laws
  • separation of powers
  • state constitutional law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Greg Randall Lee, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • tort or personal injury law
  • lawyer professional responsibility
  • defamation law
  • disability law
  • home schooling law
  • law and religion
  • constitutional law
Robert C. Power, JD  

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • American legal history
  • criminal law and procedure
  • federal agencies/regulating policy
  • First Amendment
  • War on Terror

Admitted to the Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island bars.

Criminal Law

James W. Diehm, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • criminal law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Island bars

Robert C. Power, JD 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • criminal law and procedure
  • federal agencies/regulating policy
  • U.S. supreme court
  • federal agencies/regulating policy
  • First Amendment
  • War on Terror
  • American legal history

Admitted to the Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island bars.

Environmental Law

Donald A. Brown, JD, MA 

Scholar-in-Residence

Expertise:
  • environmental law
  • climate change
  • ethics
  • sustainability

Admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars, the United States District  Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of Pennsylvania bars , the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals bar, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia bar.

John C. Dernbach, JD 

Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability
Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center

Expertise:
  • environmental law
  • global warming
  • international environmental law
  • sustainable development
  • administrative law
  • property law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Family Law

Mary Kate Kearney, JD, LLM

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • family law

Admitted to the Illinois Bar. 

Legal Education/Ethics 

John L. Gedid, JD, LLM 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • administrative law/regulation
  • contract law
  • commercial law
  • conflict of laws
  • separation of powers
  • state constitutional law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Anna P. Hemingway, JD

Director of Legal Methods
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • academic skills
  • ethics
  • legal methods
  • property

Admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar.

Greg Randall Lee, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • tort or personal injury law
  • lawyer professional responsibility
  • defamation law
  • disability law
  • home schooling law
  • law and religion
  • constitutional law
David A. Raeker –Jordan, JD

Associate Legal Methods Professor

Expertise:
  • team-based teaching

Admitted to the Maine Bar.

Christopher J. Robinette, JD

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • legal ethics
  • tort reform
  • tort law and theory
  • evidence

Admitted to the Virginia Bar.

Amanda L. Smith, JD 

Director, Academic Success Program
Professor of Legal Methods

Expertise:
  • academic skills
  • legal methods

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Property/Wills and Trusts

Michael J. Hussey, JD, LLM 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • federal income tax
  • wills and trusts
  • estate and gift tax

Admitted to the Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania bars.

Tax Law

Michael J. Hussey, JD, LLM 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • federal individual income tax
  • wills and trusts
  • estate and gift tax

Admitted to the Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania bars.

Christian A. Johnson, JD

Dean
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Over-the-Counter Derivatives
  • Repo Transactions
  • Lending
  • Capital Markets
  • Federal Reserve
  • International Development Banks
  • Derivatives and Repo

Admitted to the New York, Illinois (inactive) and Nevada (inactive) bars.