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Kimberly Mutcherson - Rutgers Law School

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No Way to Treat a Woman: Creating an Appropriate Standard for Resolving Medical Treatment Disputes Involving HIV-Positive Children, Harvard Women's Law Journal (spring 2002). 

Whose Body Is It Anyway? An Updated Model of Healthcare Decision-Making Rights for Adolescents, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy (summer 2005). 

Minor Discrepancies: Forging a Common Understanding of Adolescent Competence in Healthcare Decision-making and Criminal Responsibility, Nevada Law Journal (summer 2006). 

Making Mommies: Law, Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, and the Complications of Pre-Motherhood, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law (spring 2009)

Disabling Dreams of Parenthood:  The Fertility Industry, Anti-discrimination, and Parents with Disabilities (Law and Inequality:  A Journal of Theory and Practice, summer 2009)

What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Conversations on a Pregnant Man)  (Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, fall 2010)

Unsexing Care: Beyond Gendered Parenting Terms- A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering (Harvard Journal of Law & Gender on-line colloquium, winter 2012).

In Defense of Future Children: A Response to Cohen’s Beyond Best Interests (Minnesota Law Review Headnotes- on-line forum, spring 2012).

Welcome to the Wild West:  Protecting Access to Cross Border Fertility Care in the United States (Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2013)

Transformative Reproduction (The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, winter 2013).

Open Fertility Borders:  Defending Access to Cross Border Fertility Care in the United States (chapter in anthology on Globalizing Healthcare- Oxford University Press, 2013).

How Parents Are Made: A Response to Discrimination in Baby Making: The Unconstitutional Treatment of Prospective Parents through Surrogacy (Indiana Law Journal, fall 2013)

Beyond Roe: Imagining the Future of Scholarship on Reproduction (Women’s Rights Law Reporter, spring/summer 2014).

Procreative Pluralism (Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, winter 2015).

 Reproductive Technologies (entry in The Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality –Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

 Blood and Water in a Post-Coital World (Family Law Quarterly, spring 2015)

 When is an Abortion Not an Abortion? (Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, summer 2015).

Procreative Rights in a Post-coital World (chapter in Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics, winter 2016).

Roe v. Wade (re-written) (appearing in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, summer 2016).

Reproductive surrogates, risk, and the desire for genetic parenthood (Journal of Law and Biosciences, summer 2016).



Center for Reproductive Rights Innovation in Scholarship Award (2013)
Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (2011)
Women’s Law Caucus Faculty Appreciation Award (2011 & 2014)



Associate, Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers–Camden
Fellow, Rutgers Institute for Research on Women/Institute for Women's Leadership Interdisciplinary Seminar on Health and Bodies (2006 - 07)
Board member, Women's Law Project in Philadelphia (2005-2010)
Member, Loan Repayment Assistance Program Advisory Board at R-Law since 2005
Faculty advisor, OutLaws, Rutgers' association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students and the Black Law Students Association
Visiting scholar, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics (Fall 2007)
Visiting scholar and senior fellow at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School (Spring 2013)




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Kimberly Mutcherson is Co-Dean and Professor of Law at the Rutgers University Law School. In addition to serving as Dean, she teaches on bioethics and the law, family law, health law policy, torts and South African constitutional law. She focuses her scholarly work health law, bioethics, and family law. These works has been in Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Minnesota Law Review Headnotes and Nevada Law Journal. She also speaks nationally and internationally on these subjects.

She has also served as faculty advisor of OutLaw, Rutgers' association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students and the Black Law Students Association. She is also an associate with the Center for Children and Childhood studies at Rutgers–Camden.

Previously, Mutcherson served as a Kirkland & Ellis Fellow at the HIV Law Project continuing as a staff attorney after her fellowship ended. She studied the impact litigation and policy work for underrepresented population including, women, low-income gay, lesbian and transgender individuals, and injection drug users. She was also acting assistant professor of lawyering at the New York University School of Law.