Pennsylvania Bar Association to Honor Seven Law Students with Inaugural Business Law Award

HARRISBURG (May 6, 2019) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Business Law Section will present its inaugural Professor Louis Del Duca Memorial Award in Business Law to seven Pennsylvania law students on May 17 at an awards breakfast during the association’s Annual Meeting in Lancaster.

Instituted in 2019, the award honors the memory of Louis Del Duca, an active member and officer of the section who was an attorney, teacher, mentor and colleague. He was a professor at Dickinson School of Law for nearly 60 years and the long-standing editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, a scholarly publication for PBA members. Del Duca was internationally recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of commercial and comparative law, served as president of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law and was the United States’ collaborator to the Rome International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

The award honors law students from Pennsylvania’s ABA accredited law schools who demonstrate academic excellence, especially in courses related to business law, and intend to practice law in Pennsylvania. The award also recognizes students who have published in business law or have participated in business law- related seminars or conferences.

Award nominees are selected by the law school deans and those nominees are reviewed and confirmed by the PBA Business Law Section. 2019 honorees are:

  • Madhumita Anand, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Ian Brinkman, Penn State University Dickinson Law
  • Dominic Carrola, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Kara Kuntz, Widener University Widener Law Commonwealth
  • Stormie Mauck, Penn State University Penn State Law
  • Elizabeth L. Taylor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Cody Witmer, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.