October 28, 2021
Oliver Quinn RLAW '75, served as the Dean of the Minority Student Program from 1977 to 1981.

In October, 2021, Quinn was named to the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Honorees.

Oliver Quinn RLAW ’75, a senior counselor at Taft Communications, served as the Rutgers Law School MSP Dean in Newark from 1977 to 1981. Most recently, he inaugurated the Al Slocum Social Justice Scholars Program, which allows MSP students in Newark to gain valuable summer experience at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. He also is chair of the Rutgers University-Newark Advisory Board.

He reflected on his law school experience during the 50th anniversary of MSP and said, “of “My experience in MSP heightened my appreciation for the value of working with others; of being a part of a community; of collaborating,” said Quinn. We really contributed to each other’s education; that helped me to get more from the academic experience than on my own.” That philosophy carried him throughout his career. “I knew that I could do more through collaboration; it would maximize what I brought to the table,” he said. Quinn served as vice president and chief ethics officer for Prudential Financial. His distinguished legal career also includes his time as deputy solicitor at the U.S.”

See photos of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni event, featuring Quinn.

Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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