Associate Professor of Law
B.A., University of Rochester
M.A., Columbia University Teachers College
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
Katharine F. Nelson is Associate Professor of Law at Widener's Harrisburg campus. Professor Nelson received a B.A. from University of Rochester in 1972; an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College in 1973; and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1982.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Nelson served as Associate Attorney, Rowley, Forrest & O'Donnell, Albany, New York, from 1982-83; Legal Advisor, General Electric Corporation, Liverpool, New York, from 1983-84; Judicial Clerk, Honorable Neal P. McCurn, United States District Court, Northern District, New York, Syracuse, from 1984-86; Instructor and Director, Legal Writing Program, The Vermont Law School, from 1986-88; and Visiting Assistant Professor, The Vermont Law School, from 1988-89.
Professor Nelson joined the faculty at Widener as an Assistant Professor from 1989-93; she has served as Associate Professor of Law since 1993. Professor Nelson is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania. Professor Nelson teaches and writes in the areas of: Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination Law, Federal Courts, Remedies and Conflicts.
Professor Nelson has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the American Bar Association, The Association of American Law Schools, and the Law and Society Association. Selected Recent Publications Articles
- Resolving Native American Land Claims and the Eleventh Amendment: Changing the Balance of Power, 39 Vill. L. Rev. 525 (1994).
- The 1990 Federal "Fallback" Statute of Limitations: Limitations by Default, 72 Neb. L. Rev. 454 (1993).
- Make the Student the Professor, The Law Tchr., (Inst. for L. Sch. Teaching, Gonz. U.) Fall 2001, at 16.
- Year-Long Simulation in Civil Procedure, in Techniques For Teaching Law, at 200 (Gerald F. Hess & Steven Friedland eds., Carolina Academic Press (1999)).