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NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: Rutgers University School of Law - Newark Campus 
Address: Center for Law and Justice 
  123 Washington Street, Suite 220 
City: Newark 
State, Zip: NJ, 07102 
Country: United States  
Phone: 973 353-5555 

Administrator Name: Stephanie Richman 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean for Career Services 
Phone: 973 353-5555 
Fax: 973 353-1590 
Email: careerdevelopment@kinoy.rutgers.edu 
Web: http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/career-development/about-offic 

Registrar's Name: Dean Linda Garbaccio 
Phone No: 973 353-5396 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Jessica Kitson, Associate Director Public Interest & Advisor, Mukti Patel, Assistant Director, Wendi Taylor, Recruitment and Events Coordinator 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 84 
Comments:  

No. of Full-time students 585 
No. of Evening students: 215 
No. of Part-time students:
Other:
Total: 800 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'12-'13 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 133  139  148  28  448 
Woman: 95  131  102  24  352 
Totals: 228  270  250  52  800 
Black (Men): 16  19  18  58 
Black (Women): 15  18  27  64 
Hispanics (Men): 16  13  13  46 
Hispanics (Women): 17  12  34 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 13  19  14  52 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 11  20  13  45 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men):
Openly GLBT (Woman):
Comments:  

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? No 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? No 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year:

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
No records retrieved.
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
JD/MBA 2
JD/MCRP 2
JD/MA 1
JD/MSW 1
JD/MD 1

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 2796 
Size of entering class: 227 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 125 
No. of states represented: 21 
In-state enrollment: 147 
Out-state enrollment: 80 
Foreign countries represented: 28 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.61 3.43 3.17
Part-time 3.39 3.04 2.74
Overall 3.59 3.36 3.06
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 160 158 155
Part-time 159 157 155
Overall 160 158 155
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? No 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
Only GPA's calculated by LSAC are included. .03% were excluded
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
8/20/2012
11/28/2012
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/14/2013
4/29/2013
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
12/20/2012
1/13/2013
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/17/2013
3/24/2013

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
Urban Legal Clinic Open to 3L's who have completed evidence course
Child Advocacy Clinic Open to upper class students
Constitutional Litigation Clinic Open to upper class students
Environmental Law Clinic Open to upper class students
Federal Tax Clinic Open to upper class students
Special Education Clinic Open to upper class students
Women's Rights Litigation Clinic Open to upper class students
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? Yes 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
Appellate Advocacy is introduced to 1st year students through the required research and writing course and offered as an advanced course.  Students become members of the Moot Court Board through a writing competition.  Upper-class students participate in intramural competitions and successful teams are also entered in many other interscholastic competitions.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
Rutgers Law Review blend N/A
Rutgers Computer and Tech. Law Journal x N/A
Race and the Law Review x N/A
Women's Rights Law Reporter x N/A
Rutgers Law Record x N/A
Rutgers Conflict Resolution Journal x N/A
Rutgers Business Journal x N/a
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
American Bar Association
American Constitution Society
Art Law Society
Asian/Pacific-American Law Student Association
Association of Black Law Students
Association of Latin-American Law Students
Christian Legal Society
Environmental Law Society
Evening Student Association
Federalist Society
Human Rights Forum
Irish-American Law Society
Jewish Law Students Association
Justinian Law Society
Law Students for Choice
Medicine and Health Law Society
Moot Court Board
Muslim Student Association
Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS)
Pro Bono Service Program
Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
Race and the Law Review
Rutgers Air and Space Association
Rutgers Business Journal
Rutgers Civil Liberties Union
Rutgers Computer and Tech. Law Journal
Rutgers Conflict Resolution Journal
Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Society
Rutgers International Law Society
Rutgers Labor and Employment Law Society
Rutgers Law Record
Rutgers Law Review
Rutgers Law Runners Club
Rutgers Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender
Rutgers Student Lawyers Guild
Student Bar Association
Sports and Entertainment Society
Women's Law Forum
Women's Rights Law Reporter

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ 4.33
       A 4.0
       A- 3.67
       B+ 3.33
       B 3.0
       B- 2.67
       C+ 2.33
       C 2.0
       C- 1.67
       D U w/credit 1.0
       F U wo/credit 0.0

 Comments:
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2012 graduation class)
Top 10%: Rutgers 
Top 25%: Newark 
Top 33%: does not 
Top 50%: rank its 
Top 75%: students 

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation: 2.0 
Do you have a pass/fail option? Yes
If "Yes", please describe: 12 credits may be taken pass/fail but not for required courses. 
Are students ranked in their class? No
If so, how often?  
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: Rutgers - Newark will not release grades without the student's permission.  However, the Law School will verfiy grades submitted by a student. 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Tischler Scholar 5 Top students in each day
Twenty other prizes for academic and evening class
excellence in general and in
specific areas awarded at
graduation.
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: Top 10% of class
Summa cum laude: *1%
Magna cum laude: *2-5%
Cum laude: Top 10%
Other: *Determined by Faculty Committee
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 25.5  New England:  
Business and industry: 17  Middle Atlantic: 94 
Government: 11  East North Central:  
Judicial clerkship: 39  West North Central:  
Military: South Atlantic:
Public interest organization: East South Central:  
Academic: West South Central: 0.5 
Job category not identified: 0.5  Mountain: 0.5 
Pacific: 0.5 
Non-US:

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
New Jersey
New York

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
February 24, 2012
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date: 02/24/2012
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: 02/24/2012 To Email: careerdevelopment@kinoy.rutgers.edu
  Online beginning date: 02/24/2012 URL: https://law-rutgers-csm.symplicity.com/
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2013 :
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
 
  OCI Fee?
Contributions to the Law School are always welcomed.
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
Seton Hall University School of Law
 
  Describe required employer forms:
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: 08/13/2012 - 08/17/2012
OCI dates for Fall: 09/05/2012 - 10/30/2012
OCI dates for Spring: 01/30/2013 - 03/29/2013
  Flyback dates:
 

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
  Comments:
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  Yes 
  If "No", explain:
 

OCI drop date:
Date student materials sent to employer:
Date interview schedule sent to employer:
Postage/express mail fee?
  Comments:
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  Yes 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
NYU Public Interest and Public Service Legal Career Symposium - February
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - August
Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference - October
 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair - September
Delaware Minority Job Fair - August & January
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair - July
New Jersey Law Firm Group Job Fair - August
Northeast BLSA Job Fair, Inc. - August
Impact Career Fair -  August
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  Yes 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Employers can register and post positions for students and alumni through our online job database (https://law-rutgers-csm.symplicity.com/employers/).  Employers can also e-mail or send a copy of postings to the Career Services Office (careerdevelopment@kinoy.rutgers.edu).  Unless otherwise requested, all postings will be posted on our job website for 60 days or until we are notified that the job has been filled.  Candidates will respond directly, or the office will coordinate a resume collection.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
We follow NALP Guidelines.  First-year students are eligible for Spring OCI.  Job notices for first-year students are posted upon receipt, beginning in December.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
First year summer internship program, sustained through contributions from law firms and the Law School, administered by the Assistant Dean for Minority Student Program and the Minority Student Program Committee.  We participate in the Northeast Minority Job Fair and the New Jersey Law Firm Group, an organization committed to the hiring and retention of diverse law students and attorneys.
 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
The Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Program provides interested students with opportunities to perform volunteer work with a wide variety of projects and offices engaged in public service, both in Newark and elsewhere.  Completion of 35 hours of legal pro bono work will result in a transcript notation and a certificate upon graduation.  This work can be done with civil or criminal public interest offices, or with one of the law school based public service programs.  The Pro Bono Program has an office located on the Atrium level of the law school.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Rutgers School of Law in Newark is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or marital or veteran's status.  Accordingly the School requires that employers using the services of the Career Services Office comply with this policy and use of services indicates concurrence.  Please direct any questions to The Office of Career Services.
 

NARRATIVES/OTHER NOTES
NARRATIVES
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW-NEWARK

        Rutgers School of Law-Newark is widely regarded as the premier public law school in the Northeast.  Founded in 1908 as the New Jersey Law School, and incorporated in 1946 into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the law school moved into the new Center for Law and Justice in January 2000.  The law school offers a three-year full or four-year part-time program leading to the Juris Doctor degree.  Both programs have equally rigorous entrance and accountability requirements.  The School also offers interdisciplinary and joint degree programs combining law study with urban planning, business, criminal justice, social work and philosophy.
        More than 3,000 applications are received annually, from which about 240 students are enrolled.  The faculty believes that the presence of diverse perspectives and backgrounds in the classroom is essential to a complete understanding of the law and its relation to contemporary social problems.  The law school therefore seeks and attracts a student body with breadth of experience and depth of talent, and provides unparalleled opportunity for women, minorities, and others who historically have been excluded from the legal profession.
        Our highly selective admissions process enrolls students of extraordinary academic and professional promise, who enrich the classroom with their intellectual strength as well as their significant life and work experience.  Many of our students already have earned one or more advanced degrees and have achieved considerable success in business, the arts, social work, medicine, or government before entering law school.  Others have studied or lived abroad, adding a global perspective to the classroom discourse.
        Rutgers alumni, now numbering more than 10,000, hold positions of prominence in legal and political circles.  Our graduates serve in many policy positions in federal, state, and local government.  As leaders of the bench and the bar, Rutgers graduates have established a national reputation for public service and for honoring the highest ethical and professional standards.
        The law school's rigorous curriculum ensures the development of professional skills and values within a theoretical framework that promotes intellectual growth and a commitment to justice.  First-year students learn the essential conceptual, analytical, and research methods to be effective lawyers in complex environments.  Upper-level students build on those skills through our extensive curriculum of 200 class, clinic and seminar options.  The faculty reviews the curriculum regularly to ensure that the offerings prepare students for a rapidly changing legal environment.
        Rutgers law students get hands-on experience in one or more of our pioneering clinical programs in constitutional rights litigation, child advocacy, federal taxation, special education, community law, urban legal needs, women's rights, and environmental protection.  The law school's strong and historic commitment to public service is also evident in the Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program, including our public interest fellowship programs and our Pro Bono Program.  The law school also has a study abroad program at the University of Leiden in Holland.  Students selected for the program study European economic law and other international issues.          
 
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