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In Memoriam: Brian Cudjoe, Library Assistant

February 25, 2011 – 
With profound sadness, the Law Library at Rutgers School of Law–Newark announces the death of Brian Cudjoe on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Brian joined the staff of the Law Library as a Library Assistant in November of 1992. “Brian understood that his work at the Law Library advanced the highest ideas of the legal profession,” said Associate Dean Carol Roehrenbeck, Director of the Law Library. “Consequently, Brian touched many lives in the Rutgers Law School community by going beyond the scope of his duties to help faculty members and students locate and use library resources.”

In reflecting on the impact Brian had on the Law School, Professor Gary Francione stated that “Brian was a wonderful man and always went out of his way to help everyone who asked. I often observed him dealing with students, faculty, and members of the public and he always treated everyone in a professional and courteous manner. And he always had a smile.”

Brian was recognized throughout the State of New Jersey for his social justice work with his wife, Mary Cudjoe. In 2006, he and his wife founded the Hopewell Medical Adult Day Care Center. Armed with legal research skills gained from his career at Rutgers Law Library, he served as the project manager for the renovation of a 51-bed facility on Roseville Avenue in North Newark.

“Brian was part of our library family,” said Roehrenbeck. “We will all miss him.”