Pitt Law Students Awarded American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence


Dean William M. Carter, Jr. (center) congratulates Pitt Law’s recipients of the Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy, Kyle Unice (R) (2016 honoree) and Kelly L. Pietracatello (L) (2017 honoree).

University of Pittsburgh School of Law students, Kyle Unice and Kelly L. Pietracatello, have each been awarded a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) for outstanding performance in his bankruptcy course work. In addition to the medal, they received a Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy and a complimentary one-year ABI membership. Unice was the 2016 honoree and Pietracatello the 2017 honoree.

The Medal of Excellence program was developed by Christopher F. Graham of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC and inaugurated by ABI in 1997. Participating law schools may nominate the student with the highest grade in a bankruptcy course or other area of bankruptcy scholarship for the award.

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency and one of the leading national organizations of the bankruptcy bar.