Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Victoria Chase
Office Hours
by appointment
Rutgers Law School
E228
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
856-225-2773

Victoria Chase directs the Domestic Violence Clinic. 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
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
  • Expertise
Biography

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 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 commercial litigation 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

Articles:

Community Intervention in Context: Gender-Based Violence, Inequality and Intervention in the United States and Cuba, with Sara Plummer, Phd, Vol. 8, Special Issue, REVFLACSO, Social Development Studies: Cuba and Latin America Journal, revflacso.uh.cu (2020)

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, Crafting Child Support Narratives for Returning Citizens as Anti-Racist Practice and Pedagogy, 2021 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, July 2021

Co-Presenter, Enhancing Empathy and Resilience by Combining Doctrinal Teaching, Process Drama, and Live Client Work, American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference, May 1, 2021

Panelist, Opting In and Opting Out, Trapped In and Locked Out of Family Law, with Ann Freedman, Family Law Section, American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, January 5, 2021

Video Presenter, Confronting the Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law in Clinical Teaching, with Ann Freedman, American Association of Law Schools Virtual Clinical Conference July 21-23, 2020

Presenter, Collaboration: the tending and feeding of teams, 4th Annual Conference on Integrating Positive Psychology to Law School Conference, Suffolk University, June 19, 2020

Co-Presenter, Community Intervention in Context: Gender-based Violence, Inequality and Intervention in the United States and Cuba, Rutgers University and University of Havana Collaboration Conference, Havana, Cuba, November 12, 2019

Presenter, Developing Personal Portfolios: Student Narratives of Resilience and Success, 3rd Annual Integrating Positive Psychology to Law School Conference, Suffolk University, June 14, 2019

Presenter, Silos and Disciplinary Boundaries in New Jersey Domestic Violence Practice, Chancellor’s Spring Research Symposium, April 22, 2019

Moderator and presenter, Relationships and Constitutional Process in the United States and Cuba, Rutgers University Third Annual Conference and Meeting in Cuba, Varadero, Cuba, November 11, 2018

 

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