Njeri Mathis-Rutledge





Njeri I. Mathis Rutledge
Professor of Law

I. Proverbs 17:15
Aquiting the guilty and condemning the innocent-the Lord detests them both.

II. Thes. 5:16-18
Be Joyful; always; pray continually; give thanks for all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

III. I Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

BA, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Phone: 713.646.1842

Office: 635T

E-mail: nmathis@stcl.edu

Areas of Expertise:   legal research and writing, criminal law, criminal procedure, labor and employment law, and civil litigation.

Professor Njeri Mathis Rutledge joined the faculty in 2005 where she teaches in the area of Legal Research and Writing. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from Spelman College and earned her law degree from Harvard Law School where she served as technical editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. After graduating from Harvard she clerked for the Hon. John T. Nixon, Chief District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Professor Rutledge served as an associate for Baker Botts, L.L.P. where she represented clients in the areas of labor and employment, toxic tort and complex civil litigation for four years. Following Baker Botts, Professor Rutledge entered the public sector as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. During her years as a prosecutor, Professor Rutledge served in the Family Criminal Law Division, Juvenile Division, Misdemeanor and Felony divisions. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office Professor Rutledge spent the 2004-2005 academic year as a visiting professor at Houston College of Law College of Law. Professor Rutledge frequently speaks and writes in the area of domestic violence based on her extensive work with domestic violence victims in the District Attorney’s Office.

Professor Rutledge’s scholarly interests include domestic violence, law and religion, criminal law and constitutional law. Professor Rutledge’s most recent article, A Time to Mourn: Balancing the Right of Free Speech Against the Right of Privacy in Funeral Picketing was published in the Maryland Law Review.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

SSRN link: http://ssrn.com/author=806330

Legal Research and Writing Class Website

Fall 2007 Legal Research and Writing

Spring 2007 Legal research an Writing

Resources for Christian Legal Society Students

Bibliography of Writings





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