Introducing Guest Blogger Kimberly Mutcherson

Mutcherson Headshot 1-1I am delighted to welcome Professor Kimberly Mutcherson who will be blogging with us in September.  Professor Mutcherson is a graduate of Columbia Law School where she was a recipient of the Samuel I. Rosenman Prize for excellence in public law courses and outstanding qualities of citizenship and leadership in the law school. She also received the Kirkland and Ellis Fellowship for post-graduate public interest work.  Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers School of Law–Camden in 2002, Professor Mutcherson was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at the New York University School of Law, a consulting attorney at the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (now the Center for Reproductive Rights), and a Staff Attorney at the HIV Law Project. 

Professor Mutcherson teaches Family Law, Torts, Health Law Policy: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, South African Constitutional Law, and Bioethics, Babies, & Babymaking.  She has served as a Senior Fellow/Sabbatical Visitor at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and as a fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. Her scholarly work encompasses family and health law and uses health law topics to study the relationship between families and the state. She writes on issues related to reproductive justice, with a particular focus on assisted reproduction and its relationship to how the law understands family. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Law and Inequality:  A Journal of Theory and Practice, the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Nevada Law Review, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Minnesota Law Review Headnotes, the Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, and other publications.

Professor Mutcherson has been heavily involved in diversity efforts at the law school and across the Rutgers campuses. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on Institutional Equity and Diversity on the Camden campus, the President’s Council on Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Working Group on Faculty Diversity. 

 In 2011, Professor Mutcherson received the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award and the Women’s Law Caucus Faculty Appreciation Award.

Her recent publications include:

Transformative Reproduction, 16 Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 1 (2013)

How Parents are Made: A Response to Discrimination in Baby Making: The Unconstitutional Treatment of Prospective Parents Through Surrogacy, 88 Indiana L.J. (2013)

Welcome to the Wild West: Protecting Access to Cross Border Fertility Care in the United States, Cornell J. L. & Public Pol’y (2012)

In Defense of Future Children: A Response to Cohen’s Beyond Best Interests, 96 Minn. L. Rev. 46 (2012)

You can find her SSRN page here.

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