The Rutgers Clinical Faculty also exemplify the University’s broader commitment to publicly engaged scholarship with practical, real-world impact in the resolution of pressing legal and policy issues. Clinical faculty have produced writings, conducted applied research and launched interdisciplinary projects with significant impact. Clinical faculty have produced reports and research studies documenting systemic failures in the delivery of justice in particular judicial and adjudicative systems;  published scholarship that has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and other high courts and influenced the development of law;  and produced additional writings which have served as models for the improvement of clinical legal education and design and structure of clinical legal education programs in the United States and beyond.

Examples of Recent (2010-20) Clinical Faculty High-Impact, Engaged Scholarship

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Statute of Limitations Decisions Cement Second-Class Remedial Scheme for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in the Third Circuit, 41 Fordham Urb. L.J. 599 (2014) (cited and applied by the Third Circuit in G.L. v. Ligonier Valley Sch. Dist. Auth., 802 F.3d 601, 604 n.1, 624 (3d Cir. 2015) with express acknowledgement and thanks to the Rutgers clinic by the Court for work on the issue)

Jon C. Dubin, Overcoming Gridlock: Campbell after a Quarter-Century and Bureaucratically Rational Gap-Filling in Mass Justice Adjudication in the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs, 62 Admin. L. Rev. 937 (2010) (lead article) (cited by the United States Supreme Court and in 7 U.S. Court of Appeals decisions: Biestek v. Berryhill, 139 S.Ct. 1148, 1152 (2019) ; Forsythe v. Colvin, 813 F.3d 677, 680-81 (7th Cir.  2016); Hill v. Colvin, 807 F.3d 862, 870 (7th Cir. 2015); Alaura v. Colvin, 797 F.3d 503, 507 (7th Cir. 2015); Voight v. Colvin, 781 F.3d 871, 879 (7th Cir. 2015); Herrmann v. Colvin, 772 F.3d 110, 1113-14 (7th Cir. 2014); Guiton v. Colvin, 546 Fed. Appx. 137, 145 (4th Cir. 2013); Smith v. Shinseki, 647 F.3d 1380, 1383 (Fed. Cir. 2011

Jon Dubin, A Modest, Albeit Heavily Tested Social Security Disability Reform Proposal: Streamlining the Adjudicative Process By Eliminating Reconsideration and Enhancing Initial Stage Development, 23 Geo. J. of Poverty. L. & Pol’y  203 (2016) (lead article) (solicited by the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to present as testimony to the United States House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Social Security, at “Hearing on Examining Changes to Social Security’s Disability Appeals Process,” July 25, 2018)

Sandra Simkins, Department of Justice Due Process Monitor, Juvenile Court Memphis Shelby County, Publication of 12 compliance reports (2012-2018),

Sandra Simkins, Success in Shelby County: A Roadmap to Systemic Juvenile Reform, 44 U. MEM. L. REV. 727 (2014)

Laura Cohen, Freedom’s Road: Youth, Parole, and the Promise of Miller v. Alabama and Graham v. Florida, 35 Cardozo Law Review 1031 (2013) (cited multiple times by the Iowa Supreme Court in State v. Louisell, 865 N.W.2d 590, 603 (Iowa 2015))

Randi Mandelbaum and Elissa Steglish, Disparate Outcomes: The Quest for Uniform Treatment of Immigrant Children, 50 Fam. Ct. Rev. 606, 608 (2012)(cited by the DC Court of Appeals in In re C.G.H., 75 A.3d 166, 168 n.2 (DC  2012))

Recent Publicly Engaged Scholarship By Rutgers Clinicians Across Many Subjects

  1. Clinical Education

Alexis Karteron, Deborah Archer, Caitlin Barry, G.S. Hans,  Derrick Howard, Shobha Mahadev,  & Jeffrey Selbin,  The Diversity Imperative Revisited: Racial and  Gender Inclusion in Clinical Legal Education, 27 Clinical L. Rev. 127 (2019)

Laura Cohen, Extend the Guiding Hand: Incarcerated Youth, Law School Clinics, and Expanding Access to Counsel, 17 U. of Penn. J. of L. & Soc. Change 410 (2014)

Robert C. Holmes, Use of Clinic Students’ Extant Talents: Negative Exploitation or a Peek at the Future of Legal Education, 66 Rutgers L. Rev. 685 (2014)

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Hindsight is 20/20: Finding Teachable Moments in the Extraordinary and Applying them to the Ordinary, 20 Clinical. L. Rev. 267 (2013).

Jon C. Dubin, The Rutgers Cases and the State of the Law of State Law School Clinical Programs, 65 Rutgers L. Rev. 817 (2013)

  1. Community Development/Non-Profit Corporations/Community Empowerment

A Mayor for All the People: Kenneth Gibson’s Newark (Robert Holmes & Richard Roper Eds. Rutgers University Press 2019)

Robert C. Holmes, BenefitsofIncorporatinginDelawareVersusNewJersey: BustingtheMythandClosingtheGap, 11 RutgersBus. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

  1. Constitutional Rights/Civil Rights

Alexis, Karteron When Stop and Frisk Comes Home: Policing Public and Patrolled Housing, 69 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 669 (2019)

Penny Venetis, Misrepresenting Well-Settled Jurisprudence: Peddling “Due Process” Clause Fallacies To Justify Gutting Title IX Protections For Girls And Women, 40 Women's Rts. L. Rep. 126 (2019)

Alexis Karteron, ArrestedDevelopment: RethinkingFourthAmendmentStandardsforSeizuresandUsesofForceinSchools, 18 Nev. L.J. 863 (2018)

  1. Criminal Justice/Youth Justice

Rights, Race, and Reform: 50 Years of Child Advocacy  in The Juvenile Justice System (Laura Cohen, Kristin Henning and Ellen Marrus Co-editors; Routledge Publishing 2018)

Sandra Simkins, No More “Desert Devil’s Island”: The Right to Counsel for Incarcerated Children, in Rights, Race, and Reform: 50 Years of Child Advocacy  in The Juvenile Justice System (Laura Cohen, Kristin Henning and Ellen Marrus Co-editors; Routledge Publishing 2018)

Sandra Simpkins and Laura Cohen, The Critical Role of Post-Disposition Representation in Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Youth, 48 John Marshall L. Rev.  311 (2016) (lead article)

Sandra Simkins, Marty Beyer, and  Lisa M. Geis, The Harmful Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities: The Need for Post-Disposition Representation,  38 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 241 (2012)

  1. Economic Rights/Public Benefits/ Social Security Programs

Jon C. Dubin and Carolyn Kubitschek, Social Security Disability Law and Procedure In Federal Court (2011-20 editions, Thomson Reuters Publishing Co.) (cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Biestek v. Berryhill, 139 S.Ct. 1148, 1152 (2019); cited by the Ninth Circuit in Lee v. Berryhill, 721 Fed. App'x 601, 606 (9th Cir. 2017); cited by the Fifth Circuit in Yates v. Colvin, 606 Fed. App'x 225, 228 (5th Cir. 2015) and Copeland v. Colvin, 771 F.3d 920, 925 (5th Cir. 2014))

Jon C. Dubin And Frank S. Bloch, Update to Social Security Law, Policy and Practice: Cases and Materials,  (West Academic Publishing Co. 2019)

Jon C. Dubin And Frank S. Bloch Social Security Law, Policy and Practice: Cases and Materials (West Academic Publishing Co. 2016) [1,036 pgs.]

Jon C. Dubin And Frank S. Bloch, Teacher’s Manual to Social Security Law, Policy and Practice: Cases and materials, (West Academic Publishing Co. 2016) [135 pgs.]

Jon C. Dubin and Robert Rains, Scapegoating Social Security Disability Claimants (and The Judges Who Evaluate Them),6 Advance: J. ACS Issue Groups 109(2012)

Jon C. Dubin, The Labor Market Side of Disability Benefits Policy and Law, 20 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Soc. Just. 1(2011) (lead article) (cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Grande v. Saint Claire's Health System, 164 A.2d 1030, 1034 n.2 (N.J. 2017))

  1. Education Law and Rights

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, An Indefensible Idea: Eliminating Individualization from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 46 J. L. & Educ. 235 (2017)

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Cara Chambers, Megan Blamble Dho & Regina Schaefer Integrating Educational Advocacy into Child Welfare Practice: Working Models, 20 Amer. U. J. Gender, Soc. Pol’y & L. 201 (2011)

Esther Canty-Barnes, The Due Process Complaint, inSpecial Education Advocacy (Ruth Colker and Julie K. Waterstone, eds., Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 2011)

Esther Canty-Barnes, Child Find, inSpecial Education Advocacy (Ruth Colker and Julie K. Waterstone, eds., Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 2011)

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Early Intervention Services, in Special Education Advocacy (Ruth Colker and Julie K. Waterstone, eds., Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 2011).

Randi Mandelbaum and Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Child Welfare and Special Education, in Special Education Advocacy (Ruth Colker and Julie K. Waterstone, eds., Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 2011)

  1. Family Law/Children’s Rights

Meredith L. Schalick, TheSkyIsNotFalling: LessonsandRecommendationsfromTenYearsofReinstatingParentalRights, 51 Fam. L.Q. 219 (Summer 2017)

Randi Mandelbaum, Re-Examining and Re-Defining Permanency from a Youth’s Perspective, 43 Capital Law Review 259 (2015)

Meredith L. Schalick, Bio Family 2.0: Can the American Child Welfare System Find Permanency for “Legal Orphans” with a Statute to Reinstate Parental Rights? 47 U. Mich. J. of L. Reform 2 (2013)

Randi Mandelbaum, Delicate Balances: Assessing the Needs and Rights of Siblings in Foster Care to Maintain Their Relationships Post-Adoption, 41 N. Mexico L. Rev. 1 (2011)

Randi Mandelbaum, Aging Out: Don't Miss Out:  A Model of Community Legal Education, 48Family Court Review 338 (2010)

  1. Health Law and Rights

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Jeffrey Backstrand, Laurie Hills & Hanan Tanuos, Medical-Legal Partnership Impact on Parents' Perceived Stress: A Pilot Study, 45 Behavioral Medicine 70 (2019)

Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde, Preparing Tomorrow's Lawyers to Tackle 21st Century Health and Social Justice Issues, 95 Denver L. Rev. 539 (2018)

  1. Housing Rights/Land Use Equity

Norrinda Brown Hayat, Urban Decolonization, 24 Mich. J. Race & L. 75 (2018)

Norrinda Brown Hayat, AccommodatingBiasintheSharingEconomy, 83 Brook. L. Rev. 613 (2018)

Norrinda Brown Hayat, Section8IstheNewN-Word: PolicingIntegrationintheAgeofBlackMobility, 51 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 61(2016)

Robert C. Holmes, The Clash of Home Rule and Affordable Housing: The Mount Laurel Story Continues, 13 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 325 (2013)

Robert C. Holmes, Mount Laurel: The New Jersey Supreme Court Confronts the Inequality Demon of Housing, inNew Jersey Goes A-Courting: 10 Cases That Shook The Nation (Paul Tractenberg, ed. Rutgers University Press 2013)

  1. Immigrant Rights

Joanne Gottesman, Randi Mandelbaum, & Meredith Pindar, A Pathway to Permanency: Collaborating for the Futures of Children Who Are Immigrants in the Child Welfare System, 96 Child Welfare 25 (2019)

Anjum Gupta, Dead Silent: Heuristics, Silent Motives, and Asylum, 48 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1 (2016) (lead article) 

Anjum Gupta, Nexus Redux, 90 Ind. L.J.  465 (2015) (lead article)

Anjum Gupta, The New Nexus, 85 Colo. L.Rev.377 (2014)

Joanne Gottesman, Avoiding the Secret Sentence”: A Model for Ensuring That New Jersey Criminal Defendants Are Advised About Immigration Consequences Before Entering Guilty Pleas, 33 Seton Hall Legis. J. 357 (2010)

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

John Kettle, Conceptual Expression in a Copyright World: Protecting Ideas from the Shadow of Preemption, A Call for Legislative Action, 17 J. Marshall Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 1 (2017)

  1. International Human Rights

Penny M. Venetis, Enforcing Human Rights in the United States: Which Tribunals Are Best Suited to Adjudicate Treaty-Based Human Rights Claims,? 23 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Soc. Just. 121 (2014)

Penny M. Venetis, Making Human Rights Treaty Law Actionable in the United States: the Case for Universal Implementing Legislation, 63 Alabama L. Rev. 97  (2011)

Penny M. Venetis, The Unconstitutionality of Oklahoma’s SQ 755 and Other Provisions Like It, which Bar State Courts from Considering International Law, 59 Cleveland St. L. Rev. 189, (2011) 

Penny M. Venetis, TheBroadJurisprudentialSignificanceofSosa v. Alvarez-Machain: AnHonestAssessmentoftheRoleofFederalJudgesandWhyCustomaryInternationalLawCanBeMoreEffectivethanConstitutionalLawforRedressingSeriousAbuses, 21 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 41 (2011)

  1. Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics

Anjum Gupta, Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag,  Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (Wolters Kluwer 2015-2016)

Victoria Chase, Nantiya Ruan and Jason K. Cohen, Ethical Considerations in 1L Collaborative Classrooms inThe New 1L: First Year Lawyering With Clients (Eduardo Capulong, Michael Milleman, Sara Rankin, Natiya Ruan eds., 2015) 

  1. Taxpayer Rights

Sandy Freund, Restrictions on Travel – Where Will the IRS Extend its Arm Next?, 160 Tax Notes 1861 (2018)

Sandy Freund, IRS Retirement Levies What’s Become of a Secure Future?, 158 Tax Notes 507 (2018)

Sandy Freund, Obstacles in Defending a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Case, 18 Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure 33 (April/May 2016)

Sandy Freund, The New ITIN Regulations—A Recipe for Disaster for Low Income Immigrants, 17 Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure 41 (October/November 2015)

Sandy Freund, Effective Tax Administration Offers in Compromise - Why So Ineffective?, 34 Virginia Tax Review 157 (2014