May 16, 2018
Professors Chase & Robbins at Class Day 2018

The Rutgers Law community in Camden gathered for Class Day on May 15, 2018 to celebrate the achievements of graduating students as well as faculty and staff. 

"You have worked hard and been challenged by one of the most rigorous legal education programs in the United States," said Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon to the Class Day attendees.

Chancellor Haddon recognized three Rutgers Law faculty members for their excellence in teaching, service, and research: Professors Victoria Chase, Ruth Anne Robbins, and Meredith Schalick.

"Rutgers Law School has long been devoted to providing broad-based and top-notch skills training — in the classroom, in our clinics, and in the field," said Rutgers Law School Co-Dean Michael Cahill. "These awards demonstrate that we are making good on that commitment as an institution, and also demonstrate that doing so is possible only because of the prodigious talents and tireless efforts of individual faculty members like Professors Chase, Robbins, and Schalick."

The annual Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Full-Time Faculty was presented to Victoria Chase, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Chair for Clinical Programs, for her exemplary commitment to teaching displayed by the recipient. Professor Chase teaches in the Domestic Violence Clinic and is the chair for clinical programs. She has experience in disability law, transportation law, environmental law, family law, public benefits, special education, and consumer protection. She formerly worked as the Executive Director of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, a commercial litigator and for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The annual Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching was presented to Ruth Anne Robbins, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, who was cited for her dedication to mentoring and inspiring students. Professor Robbins is a distinguished clinical professor who is a curriculum expert, creating several courses in legal writing, a field in which she is a national leader, and the Domestic Violence Clinic. Her scholarship focuses on legal narrative, document design, and New Jersey domestic violence. She has won multiple teaching awards, co-authors books, and edits a journal.  

Meredith Schalick, Clinical Professor of Law, was also recognized for receiving the Rutgers–Camden Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement in academics at a ceremony earlier this Spring.

A full list of the 2018 Class Day student, staff, and faculty award recipients at Rutgers Law in Camden may be found below. 

Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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