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) 225-6425

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). 

Rutgers Domestic Violence Project Helpline - (856) 225-2915

The Rutgers Domestic  Violence Project Helpline provides legal information to victims of domestic violence throughout the state of New Jersey who are going through the process of obtaining a final restraining order.   The helpline is staffed by law student volunteers who can provide county specific information about the court process as well as referrals to attorneys and counseling resources in that area.    Please leave a message with your name, a safe phone number to be reached at, and the county you are calling from on the helpline voicemail and you will hear from a law student within 48 hours.  The helpline can also be accessed through our email at

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.