Donald C. Heilman, Ed.D., J.D.,  received his Image:Dr.Donald C.HeilmanBachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Cook College at Rutgers University, and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Federal District Court since 1983. Mr. Heilman is also admitted in Washington, D.C., and the United States Supreme Court. He was certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney from 1990-2010 and was in private practice from 1983 to 2003. Mr. Heilman also has a Doctorate in the Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education from the Rutgers University School of Graduate Education. He has worked at Rutgers University since 2003.

Mr. Heilman is experienced in dealing with various legal issues and encourages all students to seek legal advice whenever they have any legal questions. All matters are kept in the strictest confidence.

Mr. Heilman is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, The National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.


Heilman, Donald C. “Tort Claims Against Public Entities: Breaking Down the Barriers.” 12NJL 270 2003

Heilman, D.C. (2011) American Higher Education in the Mid 20th Century: College Football Drives Desegregation in the Southeastern Conference in (Ramsamy, E. & Tate, G. Eds.) The Black Experience in America. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Heilman, D.C. (2014) Student Legal Service: An Emerging Provider of Legal Aid and Assistance on College Campuses. American Bar Association Access to Justice. July 31, 2014.

Heilman, D.C. & Clarke, D. (2016) Transformative Learning Theory: Perspectives on Nelson Mandela and Application for U.S. Learners in South Africa in Social Justice and Transformative Learning: Culture and Identity in the United States and South Africa. (Tomlinson-Clarke, S. and Clarke, D. Eds.) pp. 40-57. Routledge Press.