The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently honored Emeritus Professor John L. Gedid
with the Zeiter Award at the annual meeting.
Presented "For exceptional contributions to statutory law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” the award is named in honor of William E. Zeiter, who was the founder of the PBA Statutory Law Committee and sponsored consolidation of the Pennsylvania statutes. The award is not presented on an annual basis and is instead given when the Pennsylvania Bar Association Statutory Law Committee deems an individual a worthy recipient.
Gedid served as chair of the PBA Statutory Law Committee for the last five years and participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Statutory Law Conference during each of those years. He also served as Pennsylvania Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
“This is the Age of Statutory Law. I'm happy to be able to make a contribution,” Gedid said of receiving the honor.
The Founder and former Director of the Law & Government Institute
at Widener University School of Law's Harrisburg Campus, Gedid served as founding vice dean for the Harrisburg Campus from 1989 to 1995, and served again as vice dean from 2007 to 2009. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne Law School, Gedid also earned an LL.M from Yale Law School. He is an elected life member of the American Law Institute, a Master Emeritus of the Bowman Inn of Court in Harrisburg, a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Administrative Law Section, and served as Official Reporter of Decisions for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania from 1989 to 2005.