The Friel-Scanlan Lecture was established by Francis A. Scanlan, LAW ’50 in 1989 to honor the memory of his uncle and aunt, Francis S. Friel and Sara G. Scanlan Friel. The Friel-Scanlan Award is given to recognize outstanding faculty scholarship, and the lecture is delivered by the honored faculty member.

Francis A. Scanlan ‘50 practiced maritime law for more than 50 years, eventually partnering with his son, Francis X. Scanlan, to form Scanlan & Scanlan. For more than 40 years, as chief counsel for the Philadelphia Marine Trade Association, Mr. Scanlan played a key role in negotiating labor contracts and resolving disputes with the International Longshoremen’s Association. He was also chief counsel for the Council of North Atlantic Shipping Association, the National Maritime Safety Association and the North Atlantic Ports Association. He was honored by several maritime organizations.

Mr. Scanlan, who earned a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Temple University, was an adjunct professor at Temple Law School for more than 20 years and lectured at admiralty law schools in Athens and Rome.

Past Friel-Scanlan Lectures

Year Lecturer
2018 Duncan Hollis Learn More
2018 Donald Harris Learn More
2015 Jaya Ramji-Nogales
2013 Greg Mandel
2013 Craig Green
2012 David Hoffman Learn More
2011 David Post
2010 Peter Spiro Learn More
2009 Amy Sinden Learn More