On June 23rd, Widener Law Professor Randy Lee received the Fidelis Award from the St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania. An organization of Catholic civil and canon lawyers within the Harrisburg Diocese, the St. Thomas More Society annually bestows the Fidelis Award on an individual who embodies the principles of St. Thomas More.
Professor Lee graduated from Butler University and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He joined the Widener Law faculty in 1989 and teaches in the areas of Torts, Professional Responsibility, and Constitutional Law on Widener Law’s Harrisburg Campus. Prior to joining Widener Law’s faculty, Professor Lee taught at the Villanova Law School and the University of Pittsburgh Law School.
In announcing Professor Lee as the recipient of this year’s award, Lora Kulick, President of the Saint Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania said, “The St. Thomas More Society is pleased and honored to bestow this year's Fidelis award on Professor Randy Lee. Professor Lee continues to be an exceptional role model to both Widener students and the general legal community for steadfastly displaying Catholic values and morals in both the legal academic world and the community in general.” Father William King, Diocesan Vicar General and Moderator and a former student of Professor Lee, gave the homily during the Mass, and the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Harrisburg, was the principal celebrant.