Dean and Professor of Law
Ph.D., Rutgers University, Newark (Organic Chemistry)
J.D., Rutgers University, Newark
M.S., Rutgers University, Newark
B.S., Bloomfield College
A native of New Jersey, Dean Leticia Diaz is one of the founding faculty at Barry's Andreas School of Law. Before joining the full-time faculty, Dean Diaz pursued a full-time law practice while teaching part-time at the school. She practiced in the areas of personal injury, toxic torts, and workplace chemical exposure. At Rutgers, Dean Diaz was recognized for her academic achievement by the Association of Latin American Law Students and received the Merck Patent Scholarship. Before entering law school, she received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Rutgers University. She also spent two years as a post-doctoral research chemist at Hoffman-LaRoche, where she primarily worked on the synthesis of anti-HIV compounds.
Dean Diaz teaches in the areas of torts, environmental law, toxic torts, and products liability. She is faculty advisor to the Hispanic Association of Law Students as well as the St. Thomas More Society. Her publications range from analysis of the FDA's role in consumer protection to areas of environmental law, with a focus on consumer health.