Kimberly  Mutcherson

Kimberly Mutcherson

Professor

Contact Information

Law Office: E416
V: (856) 225-6549
F: (856) 580-6289
mutchers@camden.rutgers.edu


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Biography

Professor Mutcherson teaches courses on bioethics, torts, family law, South African constitutional law, and health law policy, specifically the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Her scholarly work focuses on issues at the intersection of health law, bioethics, and family law with a particular interest in assisted reproduction.  Her writing has appeared in the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Harvard Journal of Law & Gender (on-line), Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Nevada Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review Headnotes, and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.  Professor Mutcherson has spoken nationally on topics related to human subject research, reproductive technologies, reproductive justice, and health law.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2002, she served as a Kirkland & Ellis Fellow at the HIV Law Project (HLP), where she continued to work as a staff attorney when her fellowship year ended. At HLP, she focused on impact litigation and policy work for underrepresented populations including women, low-income gay, lesbian and transgender individuals, and injection drug users.  After leaving HLP, Professor Mutcherson was an acting assistant professor of lawyering at the New York University School of Law, where she taught legal research, writing, and other legal skills to first-year law students.

Professor Mutcherson is an associate with the Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers–Camden and, in 2006-07, was a fellow with the Rutgers Institute for Research on Women/Institute for Women's Leadership Interdisciplinary Seminar on Health and Bodies. She has served as a board member for the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia and a member of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Advisory Board since 2005. She is a faculty advisor for OutLaws, Rutgers' association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students and the Black Law Students Association. During fall 2007, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics.


Publications

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).

 

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

 

Transformative Reproduction (forthcoming The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Winter 2012).

 

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

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