Rutgers-Camden names law school dean: first woman, first LGBT, first African-American

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Kimberly Mutcherson is the new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden
Kimberly Mutcherson is the new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden

Many firsts at Rutgers-Camden Law School

The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African-American, and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon announced the appointment of Kimberly Mutcherson, a bioethics and health law scholar, as co-dean, succeeding Michael Cahill, who recently was named dean and president of Brooklyn Law School.

“I am thrilled to be able to continue my service to Rutgers Law as co-dean. Working with David Lopez, I know that our institution has a very bright future and will continue to provide a high-quality legal education and produce lawyers who change the profession and the world for the better,” said Mutcherson in a statement.

Mutcherson, a Collingswood resident, joined Rutgers University–Camden as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and to professor in 2013. She has served as vice dean since 2015. At Rutgers Law, Mutcherson teaches Bioethics, Babies and Baby-making, Family Law, South African Constitutional Law, and Torts, among other courses.

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