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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Requiescat in pace: Steven J. Frankino

Steven_frankino Villanova University has announced that longtime Contracts professor and former dean Steven R. Frankino died this morning.  Frankino led the Philadelphia school from 1986 to 1997, after serving as dean of the law schools at Creighton University and the Catholic University of America.  A member of the American Law Institute, he was widely known for his activities with the ABA and AALS.  Here's a portion of his biography on the Villanova web site:

Professor Frankino graduated from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1962, where he was a member of the Catholic University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  He was Teaching Fellow at Northwestern University School of Law (1962-63), Assistant Professor at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (1963-65), and a Professor at Villanova University School of Law (1965-71).  He also was a Research Professor at the Institute of Comparative Law, University of Florence, Italy in 1970. He served as Dean of Creighton University School of Law from 1971-77, and was a partner at the law firm of Kutak, Rock & Huie from 1977-79.  He was the Dean of the Columbus School of Law and the General Counsel of Catholic University of America from 1979-86.  In 1986, he returned to Villanova as Dean, and served as Dean until 1997 when he resigned to assume a position on the faculty.

A Requiem Mass will be held at the St Thomas of Villanova Church on the university campus at 12 noon on Monday, October 3, with a reception to follow at the Villanova Conference Center.

[Frank Snyder]

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