Rutgers Law School is pleased to welcome Professor Jill Engle as this year's Peter Rodino Visiting Professor of Law. She will be in residence in Newark and will be teaching Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility.
Professor Engle is on leave from Penn State Law in University Park where she is a clinical professor of law and teaches Constitutional Law, Family Law, Human Rights, Intersectionality, and the Law, and Professional Responsibility.
"I am thrilled to be spending this semester in the Rutgers Law community," she said. "The students, staff and faculty are engaged, welcoming, and supportive. It is my great honor to serve as the Peter Rodino Visiting Professor of Law."
Previously, she was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2019 to 2022. She was also the founding director of Penn State Law's Family Law Clinic, which represents clients in domestic violence and other family law cases. The Clinic also does policy work for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, among other organizations. Professor Engle’s scholarship examines gender-based violence, economic inequality, international human rights, racial justice, and best practices in legal education. Before teaching law, she did public interest work with Head Start and the National League of Cities, worked in private law in State College and Washington, D.C., and taught media law at Penn State.
Professor Engle served as a law clerk for the Honorable Neal Kravitz on the D.C. Superior Court. She has also worked at commercial law firms in Bethesda, Maryland and State College, Pennsylvania. Professor Engle remained active in pro bono work while in private practice, and was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's 2010 Pro Bono Advocate Award. During law school at American University, Engle was granted a Marshall-Brennan fellowship to teach Constitutional Law in an impoverished Washington, D.C. high school. She was also part of the legal team with Morgan Lewis in Washington, D.C. that handled a pro bono appeal for a Texas death row inmate in federal court. Professor Engle serves on numerous national, state and local boards and committees regarding legal education, social justice, and the practice of law. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.