Domestic Violence Clinic

Providing survivors of domestic violence with emergency legal representation in domestic violence final restraining order hearings.

The Rutgers Law Domestic Violence Clinic provides representation to victims of domestic violence in a variety of matters including final restraining order hearings where both parties have filed for relief, final restraining order hearings involving novel issues of law, motions for reconsideration, contempt hearings, and appeals. This clinic is at our Camden location.

If you need legal services, call the clinic at (856) 225-6568

Legal assistance and representation is provided by law students acting under the supervision of a licensed attorney.  The Clinic accepts a limited number of cases during the academic year (mid-August to April). 

If you are interested in finding out if the Domestic Violence Clinic might be able to assist you, please call (856) 225-6568 and leave a message.  Someone will return your call during the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, usually within 2 business days of your phone call. Please include in your message whether it is alright to leave a message at your phone number. 

Meet the Faculty

Victoria Chase, Clinic Director

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).  

Professor Ruth Anne Robbins with students in Camden
Ruth Anne Robbins, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law

Ruth Anne Robbins is a distinguished clinical professor who is a curriculum expert, creating several courses in legal writing, a field in which she is a national leader, and the Domestic Violence Clinic. Her scholarship focuses on legal narrative, document design, and New Jersey domestic violence. She has won multiple teaching awards, co-authors books, and edits a journal.