Professor Mutcherson teaches courses on bioethics and the law, torts, family law, South African constitutional law, and health law policy, specifically the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Her scholarly work focuses on issues at the intersection of health law, bioethics, and family law with a particular interest in assisted reproduction. Her writing has appeared in the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Harvard Journal of Law & Gender (on-line), Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Nevada Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review Headnotes, and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Professor Mutcherson has spoken nationally and internationally on topics related to reproductive technologies, reproductive justice, bioethics, abortion, and health law.
Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2002, she served as a Kirkland & Ellis Fellow at the HIV Law Project (HLP), where she continued to work as a staff attorney when her fellowship year ended. At HLP, she focused on impact litigation and policy work for underrepresented populations including women, low-income gay, lesbian and transgender individuals, and injection drug users. After leaving HLP, Professor Mutcherson was an acting assistant professor of lawyering at the New York University School of Law, where she taught legal research, writing, and other legal skills to first-year law students.
Professor Mutcherson is an associate with the Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers–Camden and, in 2006-07, was a fellow with the Rutgers Institute for Research on Women/Institute for Women's Leadership Interdisciplinary Seminar on Health and Bodies. She has served as a board member for the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia (2005-2010) and a member of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Advisory Board at R-Law since 2005. She is a faculty advisor for OutLaws, Rutgers' association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students and the Black Law Students Association. During fall 2007, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and during spring 2013, she was a visiting scholar and senior fellow at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. She received the Center for Reproductive Rights Innovation in Scholarship Award in 2013, the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2011, and the Women’s Law Caucus Faculty Appreciation Award in 2011 & 2014.