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Law School to Host Ceremonial Swearing in by Gov. Corzine of Former Associate Dean Ronald Chen ’83 as NJ Public Advocate

March 23, 2006 – 
Rutgers School of Law–Newark will host the administration of the ceremonial oath of office by Gov. Jon S. Corzine to Ronald K. Chen, Public Advocate of the State of New Jersey, at 12:30 pm on Monday, March 27.

Chen, a 1983 graduate of the law school, served as Associate Dean from 1995 until his appointment as Public Advocate. “We are enormously proud that Gov. Corzine chose Ron Chen to lead the rebuilding of the Department of Public Advocate,” said Dean Stuart L. Deutsch. “In addition to a passionate commitment to ensuring that all people of the State have full and equal access to the law, he brings to the position the exceptional qualities that for 18 years made him an inspiring teacher, a first-rate administrator, and a wonderful colleague.”

The program will include remarks by former Gov. Brendan Byrne, who established the Office of the Public Advocate in 1974, and Professor Frank Askin, director of the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

What Ceremonial swearing in by Gov. Jon S. Corzine of Ronald Chen as Public Advocate 
Who: Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Former Gov. Brendan Byrne, Public Advocate Ronald Chen, Dean Stuart L. Deutsch, and Professor Frank Askin
When 12:30 pm, Monday, March 27, 2006
Where Herbert M. Ellend Atrium (lower level), Rutgers School of Law–Newark