Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Chair for Clinical Programs
Victoria Chase
Office Hours
by appointment
Camden Campus
E228
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
856-225-2773

Victoria Chase directs the Domestic Violence Clinic and serves as the chair for the Camden Clinical Program. The Domestic Clinic represents survivors of domestic and sexual violence in restraining order and related matters. Professor Chase also oversees a statewide appellate project for domestic violence matters. In addition to her expertise in legal remedies for violence against women, she has past experience in disability law, transportation law, environmental law, and family law. She has taught courses in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Disability Law and Persuasion (legal rhetoric).  

  • Biography
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Biography

Victoria Chase directs the Domestic Violence Clinic and serves as the chair for the Camden Clinical Program. The Domestic Clinic represents survivors of domestic and sexual violence in restraining order and related matters. Professor Chase also oversees a statewide appellate project for domestic violence matters. In addition to her expertise in legal remedies for violence against women, she has past experience in disability law, transportation law, environmental law, and family law. She has taught courses in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Disability Law and Persuasion (legal rhetoric). 

Professor Chase was Executive Director of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, a public interest nonprofit law firm providing legal services to people with disabilities. Her diverse employment history includes stints as a commercial litigator with Manko, Gold, Katcher and Fox, LLP and as an Honors Attorney with the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also has served on a number of statewide committees, including the New Jersey Supreme court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence (2015) and the Steering Committee for the New Jersey Victims Assistance Academy (2015-2016). Professor Chase was also on the ReNew Camden Prisoner Reentry Interdisciplinary Team (2015-2016).

Professor Chase has been recognized for her teaching and contributions as a faculty member at Rutgers Law, including awards such as Lawyering Professor of the Year (2007 and 2010), the Deans Award for Distinguished Service (2014 and 2018), the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Service (2017), and the Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2018).

She graduated cum laude from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 1998 and received her Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary in 1991. In 2004, the Philadelphia Business Journal named Professor Chase to the "40 under 40" recognizing her as one of the region's top young professionals and, in 2015, she was named Camden County Women's Center Partner of the Year.

Publications

Book Chapter: Ethical Considerations in 1L Collaborative Classrooms (with Nantiya Ruan and Jason K. Cohen), in The New 1L: First Year Lawyering With Clients (Capulong, Milleman, Rankin & Ruan, eds., 2015). 

Recent Presentations: 

Co-Presenter, Building Access to Justice with Grant Funding, with Meredith Schalick and Joanne Gottesman, Society of American Law Teachers Conference, Chicago, October 1, 2016

Presenter, Personalized Evaluation in a Domestic Violence Clinic, Experiential Learning in Law Third National Symposium, New York Law School, June 11, 2016

Panelist, Reentry Courts Summit, Third Judicial Circuit of the United States Courts, Funding Sources,  May 5, 2015

Presenter, American Association of University Women, The Aftermath of Ray Rice in New Jersey: Legislative Responses, Medford, NJ, April 14, 2015.

Co-presenter, Art-iculating the Analysis: visualized legal reasoning, with Steve Johansen  and Ruth Anne Robbins, 16th Annual Biennial Legal Writing Conference, Legal Writing Institute, June 30, 2014

Co-presenter, Iron Chefs: Lawyering Kitchen Edition, with Ruth Anne Robbins, The Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, March 1, 2013 

Expertise
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Family Law
  • Interviewing/Counseling
  • Legal Rhetoric/Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Domestic Violence
  • Evidence
  • Litigation
  • Poverty Law
  • Trial Advocacy