Angela Baker, Director

Angela V. Baker graduated with honors from Rutgers College in New Brunswick in 1982 and from Rutgers School of Law in Camden in 1985. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Mary Ellen Talbott, Judge of the Superior court of New Jersey, and for three years as an Assistant Public Advocate representing clients involuntarily committed to mental hospitals. She taught Legal Research and Writing for several years in the 1990's, and was the Director of the Legal Research and Writing and Academic Support programs. She then practiced law in a private firm for 5 years, focusing on criminal defense and appeals. She returned to teach at the law school in 2002, and was appointed Assistant Dean of the Career Planning and Professional Development in 2005. She is currently the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.  She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Her native language is Portuguese and she speaks other languages including Spanish.

Jill Friedman, Director

Prof. Friedman teaches Interviewing and Counseling and Professional Responsibility. She co-directs the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, training and supervising Fellows who teach about the Bill of Rights in Camden's high schools. She directs the Pro Bono and Public Interest Program, which includes approximately 16 in-house pro bono projects and additional opportunities in partnership with legal services providers. With support from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, Prof. Friedman directs the law school's Street Law Pro Bono Project, which trains, supports, and supervises law students who provide practical law-related education to hundreds of disadvantaged young people each semester in schools, detention centers, shelters and elsewhere in Camden and its vicinity. Prof. Friedman inaugurated a Summer Law Institute, a Camden moot court program and--in partnership with student groups-- a Camden-wide Constitution Day Project, all opportunities for law students to use their legal training to empower disadvantaged young people.

Prof. Friedman was appointed in 2010 to the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works, which has the mission of mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to advocating for underrepresented people and causes.  She serves on the Board of Directors of New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and completed a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of Camden's LEAP Academy University Charter School in 2011.   Admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, she received a Faculty Appreciation Award from the Women's Law Caucus in April 2009.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Prof. Friedman served from 1987 until 1993 as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. Prof. Friedman earned her J.D. from New York University (1987) and her B.A. from Yale University (1984).