Professor Wertheimer received her B.A. summa cum laude and J.D. from Yale
University. At Yale, she was a member of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, she
was a law clerk to the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman of the United States District Court for
the District of Maryland and the Honorable James Hunter III of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also worked as an associate at Pepper, Hamilton &
Scheetz in Philadelphia. Professor Wertheimer joined the faculty in 1982. 

Professor Wertheimer’s research and scholarly interests focus on products liability,
medical malpractice, law and medicine, and torts. 

Articles

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Of Apples and Trees: Adoption and Informed Consent, Quinnipiac Law Review (2007)

This article argues that the doctrine of informed consent should apply to the process of...

 

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Of Apples and Trees: Adoption and Informed Consent, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2006)

This article argues that the doctrine of informed consent should apply to the process of...

 

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The Biter Bit: Unknowable Dangers, The Third Restatement, and the Reinstatement of Liability Without Fault, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2005)

This article argues that the Third Restatement of Products Liability, far from accomplishing its goal...

 

Books

Torts: Cases and Problems (with F. Vandall and M. Rahdert) (2003)
 
Teacher's Manual for "Torts: Cases and Problems" (with Frank Vandall and Mark C. Rahdert) (2003)
 
Products Liability: Cases, Materials, Problems (with N. Terry, J. Phillips, and F. Vandall) (2002)
 
Teacher's Manual for "Products Liability: Cases, Materials, Problems (with Nicholas Terry, Jerry Phillips, and Frank Vandall) (2002)
 
Torts: Cases and Problems (with F. Vandall) (1997)
 

Contributions to Books

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Calling it a Leg Doesn't Make it a Leg: Doctors, Lawyers and Tort Reform, Villanova University School of Law Working Paper Series (2008)

It has long been a truism that doctors hate lawyers. This article explores some of...