Temple University Beasley School of Law will welcome six new faculty members this fall, bringing added strength and diversity to its already exceptional roster of scholars, educators, and advocates.  

Rachel López writes, teaches, and practices in the areas of criminal law, public international law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and post-conflict and transitional justice. Currently at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, she is concluding a one-year SPIA Fellowship in Law, Ethics, and Public Policy at Princeton University. 

Kimberly Mutcherson will visit Temple as the Phyllis W. Beck Chair in Law for the fall semester. Professor Mutcherson is an award-winning professor whose scholarship focuses on reproductive justice, bioethics, and family and health law. She is the former Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School, where she was the first woman, the first Black person, and the first member of the LGBTQ community to serve as Dean. 

Dara Purvis joins Temple from Penn State Law, where she is the Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships. She teaches Family Law, Sexuality and the Law, and Contracts. Professor Purvis’s research focuses on sexuality and gender in family law doctrines. She is particularly interested in the rights of transgender children and determinations of parentage. 

Noelia Rivera-Calderón ’19 is currently the Right to Education Fellow and a staff attorney at The Advancement Project. Their scholarship and advocacy work has focused on access to education for Latina students, those in the LGBTQ+ community, and students with mental health concerns. At Temple, Professor Rivera-Calderón will lead the highly regarded Law & Public Policy Program. 

Guy Rub is currently the Joanne Wharton Murphy/Class of 1965 and 1973 Professor at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law, where he teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Contracts, and Law and Economics. Professor Rub is an expert in the intersection between intellectual property law, commercial law, the arts, and economic theory whose scholarship explores how markets shape and are being shaped by intellectual property law. 

Jacob Schuman studies criminal law, criminal procedure, and sentencing and teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and a Law of the Police Seminar at Penn State Law. He is also an affiliate faculty member at Penn State’s Criminal Justice Research Center and Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse. 

“Each of our new faculty members brings exciting ideas, perspectives, and experiences to our law school community,” said Dean Rachel Rebouché. “We’re delighted to welcome them and look forward to the contributions they will make to our teaching, scholarship, and service.” 

Pictured above, from left to right: Rachel López, Kimberly Mutcherson, Dara Purvis, Noelia Rivera-Calderón, Guy Rub, Jacob Schuman.