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2019 Penn State Law Grad receives PA Bar Association inaugural award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Stormie Mauck, a 2019 graduate of Penn State Law in University Park, was recently awarded one of the inaugural Professor Louis Del Duca Memorial Awards in Business Law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association business law section at an awards breakfast during the annual association meeting.

The award this year honors seven law students from Pennsylvania’s American Bar Association-accredited law schools who demonstrate academic excellence, particularly in the business law field, and who intend to practice law in the state following graduation. It is awarded in memory of Louis Del Duca, an attorney, mentor, teacher, and colleague who was an officer of the Pennsylvania Bar’s business law section.

Mauck was nominated for the award by Penn State Law faculty for her dedication to excellence in business law. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal and became familiar with business law. Once a law student, Mauck worked as a research assistant to A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law John Lopatka, one of the nation’s leading antitrust scholars. It was through this opportunity that her passion for business law really flourished.

“Working with Professor Lopatka was one of my most beneficial experiences during law school, as I learned so much through his expertise in antitrust and business torts and gained such an incredible mentor,” Mauck said. “Between working with Professor Lopatka and all of the support I received from the great community at Penn State Law, I was really prepared to succeed.”

While at Penn State Law, Mauck was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Penn State Law Review and was a judicial extern for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Mauck has accepted an associate position with Dechert, LLP, a leading corporate legal firm in Philadelphia.

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