Legal Scholar Kimberly Mutcherson Named Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School
Mutcherson will serve as Rutgers Law co-dean in Camden and will work collaboratively with fellow co-dean David Lopez at Rutgers in Newark
Rutgers University–Camden recently announced the appointment of Kimberly Mutcherson, a well-known bioethics and health law scholar, as co-dean of the Rutgers Law School in Camden.
With her appointment in early 2019, Mutcherson became the first woman, the first African American, and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers University.
Mutcherson’s scholarship addresses issues related to reproductive justice, with a particular focus on assisted reproduction and its relationship to how the law understands and constructs the meaning of family, maternal-fetal decision-making, and health care decisions for minors.
As one of the largest law schools in the United States, Rutgers Law School is committed to engagement with the major legal issues and concerns facing the nation and the world. With locations in Camden and Newark, Rutgers Law has a strong geographic presence in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan regions, two of the largest legal markets in the United States.
A resident of Collingswood, Mutcherson joined Rutgers University–Camden as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and to professor in 2013.
At Rutgers Law, she teaches Bioethics, Babies, and Babymaking; Family Law; South African Constitutional Law; and Torts. Mutcherson has also served as a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and a senior fellow at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. In 2013, she received the Center for Reproductive Rights Innovation in Scholarship Award.
Prior to joining Rutgers Law School, Mutcherson was a consulting attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights and a fellow and then staff attorney with the HIV Law Project, both in New York.
In 1997, Mutcherson earned her juris doctor from Columbia Law School. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.