Professor Victoria Chase directs the Domestic Violence Clinic and serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
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, Family Law, Rethinking Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Disability Law and Persuasion (legal rhetoric).
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, 2010, 2018, and 2022), 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. Professor Chase's diverse employment history includes serving as the Executive Director of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, a public interest nonprofit law firm providing legal services to people with disabilities, as well as commercial litigation with Manko, Gold, Katcher and Fox, LLP and serving 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).