Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

Rachel Rebouché has been appointed dean of the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia. One of the nation’s leading reproductive law scholars and an expert in family law and health law, Professor Rebouché previously served as the law school’s associate dean for research before taking on the role of interim dean in August 2021.

As dean of the Beasley School of Law, Professor Rebouché will oversee nearly 900 full-time students, 65 staff, and more than 50 full-time faculty members. In addition to its juris doctorate program, the school offers six master of law degree programs.

“I am honored and delighted to be named dean of Temple Law School,” Professor Rebouché said. “The members of our community – our faculty, staff and students — are passionate about social justice, advocacy, and are deeply committed to the rule of law. I am so proud to be dean of a law school with people and programs that inculcate these important values.”

Professor Rebouché received a juris doctorate at Harvard Law School and a master’s degree in law from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After law school, Professor Rebouché serve as a clerk on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and practiced law in Washington, D.C., where she served as an associate director of adolescent health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly, the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) and as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center. She is a co-author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction (University of Minnesota Press, 2018).

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