Professor of Law and Justice Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar Emeritus
Norman Cantor
Newark Campus
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Professor Norman Cantor taught Constitutional Law, Labor Law, Contracts and Bioethics while at Rutgers Law School from 1970 until his retirement in 2005. He has been widely published in legal and medical journals on the topic of dying medical patients and has published several books on the issue. 

  • Biography

Professor Cantor taught at Rutgers School of Law–Newark in the fields of Constitutional Law, Labor Law, Contracts, and Bioethics. He joined the Rutgers faculty in 1970 and became a Professor Emeritus in July 2005. He has been widely published in legal and medical journals on the topic of the legal handling of dying medical patients. His fourth book, After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver, was published by Georgetown University Press in 2010. His prior books are Making Medical Decisions for the Profoundly Mentally Disabled (2005, paperback ed. 2009), Advance Directives and the Pursuit of Death with Dignity (1993), and Legal Frontiers of Death and Dying (1987). Professor Cantor is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia Law School where he was notes and comments editor of the Columbia Law Review. He served as a visiting professor on the law faculties at Columbia University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University, and as a Merck Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall Law School. Since his retirement, Professor Cantor lives a half year in Tel Aviv and a half year in New Jersey.