Widener University Delaware Law School congratulated Joseph D. Farris III on his selection by the American College of Bankruptcy as its 2019 Distinguished Law Student for the Third Circuit.

The award is given to a student with outstanding academic credentials and an interest in bankruptcy law. Nominations are made by law professors, law deans and fellows of the American College within each federal judicial circuit. Nominated students are considered by the college’s council for that circuit, which makes the award selection. A circuit’s council may select just one student for the honor and may do so only every other year. The Third Circuit encompasses Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Farris will attend the American College of Bankruptcy’s annual meeting and induction ceremony March 14-16 in San Diego, where he will have the opportunity to meet college leadership and fellows from around the country. He will graduate from Delaware Law School in May.

Farris hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy after graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He has attended Delaware Law School’s evening division while working full time for law firms and judges in the Wilmington area. Farris currently is a Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellow working for Justice Karen L. Valihura of the Delaware Supreme Court. He will join the Wilmington firm of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP after he takes the Delaware bar examination this summer.

For more, visit delawarelaw.widener.edu.