Dean Stuart L. Deutsch Appointed University Professor
April 02, 2009 –The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, today appointed Dean Stuart L. Deutsch University Professor, effective July 1. Dean Deutsch announced in April 2008 that he would step down as dean at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. Following a one-year leave, he will return to the law faculty and will teach environmental law. As University Professor, he is entitled to teach and conduct research and educational activities across the disciplines, schools, and campuses of the university.
The Board of Governors resolution noted that during Dean Deutsch’s 10-year tenure, the law school has grown in faculty numbers and quality and in the diversity of students and faculty members; strengthened its ties with other academic units and the community through the establishment of interdisciplinary centers, such as the Law, Science and Technology Center, the global legal studies program, and through the expansion of clinical services; and relocated to the Center for Law and Justice.
Dean Deutsch is a member of several committees concerning the legal profession, ethics, diversity, and legal education, including the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism; the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education; and the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar Questionnaire Committee. He has worked with the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Technology Committee; the ABA’s Central and Eastern European Law Initiative; the Association of American Law Schools Membership Committee; the World Conservation Union’s Commission on Environmental Law; and advisory committees to reform the housing and eviction courts. He also has been chair of the Environmental Law and Local Government Law Sections of the Association of American Law Schools.