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Faculty Leadership Positions

Members of the Widener Law Commonwealth faculty participate in leadership roles in professional organizations at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Their engagement with the profession makes them uniquely situated to provide students with the inside track to legal practice.

Widener Law Commonwealth Faculty Leadership Positions: 2015 – 2020

John Capowski

Chair, Association of American Law Schools Section on Evidence, 2015–2016

John Dernbach

Vice Chair, American Bar Association Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee, 2020–present
Member, American Bar Association Climate Change Task Force, 2019–present
Steering Committee, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization Implementation Project, 2019–present
Editorial Board, Sustainability, 2009–present
Senior Warden, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2017–2019

James Diehm

Elected Member, American Law Institute

Michael Dimino

Elected Member, American Law Institute
Member, Board of Directors, Dauphin County Bar Association, 2020–2022
Member, Executive Board, James S. Bowman American Inns of Court, 2020–2021
Member, Federal Bar Association Bench/Bar Committee
Senior Associate Editor, Italian Law Journal, 2017–present
Executive Committee Member, Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, 2011–present

Jill Family

Vice Chair, American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2020–2021
Advisory Board Member, Compass Immigration Legal Services Humanitarian Law Clinic, 2020–present
Board of Directors, Congregation Ohev Shalom
Chair, Association of American Law Schools Section on Immigration Law, 2019–2020
Chair, Dauphin County Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee, 2019
Nominating Committee Member, American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2015, 2017

Anna Hemingway

Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association Plain English Committee, 2015–2018
Board Member, Journal of the Legal Writing Institute

Michael Hussey

Member, Board of Directors, United Way of the Capital Region, 2019–present
Chair, United Way of the Capital Region Money in Your Pocket Steering Committee
Member, United Way of the Capital Region Community Impact Committee, 2012–present

Christian Johnson

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Brill Research Perspectives in International Banking and Securities Law, 2015–present
Director, Mid Penn Legal Services, 2018–present

Robyn Meadows

Member, Contracts Expert Panel, AccessLex Institute Bar Preparation Project
Member, Executive Committee, and Membership Chair, Honorable William W. Lipsett Inn of Court, 2011–2015

Juliet Moringiello

Vice Chair, Uniform Law Commission/American Law Institute Study Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies
Member, Uniform Law Commission/American Law Institute Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code
Member, Board of Directors, Nativity School of Harrisburg, 2016–2020
Elected Member, American Law Institute
Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
Member, Board of Regents, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, 2018–present
Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association Section of Business Law, 2017–2018
Executive Editor, Business Law Today (American Bar Association Section of Business Law), 2017–present
Chair, Task Force for the Enactment of the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act, Pennsylvania Bar Association Section of Business Law, 2014 – 2017

Susan Raeker-Jordan

Secretary, Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Mental Disability, 2015 – 2018

Christopher Robinette

Adviser, American Law Institute Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Concluding Provisions
Member, Programme Board, Insurance Review, 2019–present
Elected Member, European Centre on Tort and Insurance Law
Member, Advisory Board, Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
Elected Member, American Law Institute
United States Representative, European Group on Tort Law, 2019–present
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Tort Law, 2016–present
Chair, American Association of Law Schools Section on Torts and Compensation Systems, 2017–2018
Advisory Board Member, New Appleman on Insurance, 2011–2016

Mary Catherine Scott

Member, Dauphin County Bar Association Public Services Committee, 2005–present
Appointed Member, Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts, 2017–present


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