Visiting Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
J.D., Villanova School of Law
Kathleen Marie Turezyn is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law. Professor Turezyn received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D., cum laude, from the Villanova School of Law, where she was a senior staff member of the Villanova Law Review and also a member of the Order of the Coif.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Turezyn became an associate in the law firm of Butler, Beatty, Greer & Johnson and then in the law firm of Liebert, Short, Fitzpatrick & Laven, where she worked in the litigation department.
Professor Turezyn joined the Widener University law faculty in 1984 as an Assistant Professor of Law. Beginning with the birth of her first child in 1987, Professor Turezyn left the full-time faculty to become an adjunct professor. Professor Turezyn teaches Torts, Privacy, Administrative Law and Labor Law.
Professor Turezyn has been active in a number of community organizations, including membership on the Ethics Board of Crozer Chester Hospital (1990-93) and the Board at Fairville Friends School. She is currently President of the Home and School Association at St. Cornelius Academy.
The Student Bar Association conferred the 2011 Student Bar Association Service Award to Professor Turezyn for her dedication to the students of Widener School of Law Delaware and for her service as a faculty advisor to the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the Christian Legal Society.
Selected Recent Publications
- When Circumstances Provide a Guarantee of Genuineness: Permitting Recovery for Pre-Impact Emotional Distress, 28 B. C. L. Rev. 881 (1987).
- Note, Suit Limitation Clause--An Insurer's Bad faith Accusation of Criminal Conduct, or an Accusation Which is the Result of a Negligent Investigation, Can Toil the Suit Limitation Clause, 25 Vil. L. Rev. 1038 (1980).