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Professor Juliet Moringiello appointed to prestigious Federal Advisory Committee by Chief Justice Roberts

In recognition of her expertise, Professor Juliet Moringiello has been appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Federal Judicial Center's Bankruptcy Judge Education Advisory Committee. This esteemed role underscores Moringiello’s significant contributions to the field of bankruptcy law.

“It’s a real honor,” Moringiello said about her appointment. “I follow in the footsteps of some wonderful bankruptcy professors, and I’m flattered that those who recommended and appointed me have such confidence in me.”

With a background in commercial and bankruptcy law, Professor Moringiello has been a pivotal figure at Widener University Commonwealth Law School. Through her work with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section, she played a key role in enacting several Revised Articles of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act in Pennsylvania. Moringiello holds a juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law and a master of laws from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a bachelor of science in foreign service from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Her scholarship has been widely published, and she has actively contributed to state law reform processes, making her a well-respected voice in her field.

“This appointment speaks to Professor Moringiello’s gravity as a scholar and her impact as a bankruptcy expert,” said Dean andré douglas pond cummings. “I am ecstatic that she has been appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to sit on the committee as her skill and talent will contribute excellence to this panel.”

The Federal Judicial Center's Bankruptcy Judge Education Advisory Committee develops educational programs and resources for federal bankruptcy judges, ensuring they are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills necessary for their roles. The committee brings together leading experts to create comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities, enhancing the judiciary's effectiveness in handling bankruptcy cases. Members serve a three-year term.

“Like others who have served, I have taught bankruptcy and have been involved in professional organizations related to bankruptcy,” Moringiello said, reflecting on her preparation for this influential role. “But I know that one of the reasons I was appointed is my involvement in the state law reform process. Although the bankruptcy process is governed by federal law, many of the substantive rights of debtors and creditors are governed by state law.”

As an academic representative on the committee, Moringiello aims to bring a diverse range of perspectives to the table. “My goal is to include different voices – particularly younger professors and those from underrepresented groups. There’s a lot of great bankruptcy scholarship out there produced by a lot of great people, and I look forward to getting those people in front of the judges,” she said.


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