Rutgers Law School
Rutgers Law School–Camden offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice and interdisciplinary studies; immediate access to Philadelphia, one of the country’s largest legal markets (as well as New York, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.); a robust alumni network with over 23,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact.
At a Glance
Why Rutgers Law School
On our tight-knit campus, you'll find supportive learning environments, experience rigorous training, and cultivate relationships with great legal minds to help you grow into your role as a lawyer — at a cost that's half that of other law schools in our region.
Tackle Real-World Challenges
Rutgers Law School is committed to providing students with real-world knowledge while offering much needed legal assistance to the broader community. Whether it's helping clients through pro bono service work, earning credit at one of our award-winning clinics, or taking part in a field placement or judicial externship, at Rutgers Law School, you’ll gain meaningful experience and start building a professional network long before graduation.
The breadth of Rutgers faculty expertise along with assistance from students will allow the Innocence Project to offer an impressive array of services, including reviewing requests from prisoners, gathering and examining trial information and investigative records, and more.
Anthony Papageorgiou started his second year at Rutgers Law School in Camden with a new perspective on his future career in law after a summer fellowship in Washington, D.C., exploring topics in law, economics and public policy.
After overcoming years of personal struggles, Rutgers Law School student Dawn Ericksen is now living what she calls her “second life” and is preparing for a career in public interest law.
Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden, has received the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Inaugural Impact Award with four other law school deans for the creation of the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project.
Through the Expungement Law Project at Rutgers, some Camden-area residents with low income are receiving help to navigate New Jersey’s cumbersome expungement process and clear their records, providing an opportunity for them to restart their lives as equal citizens in society.
Other Important Offerings
Field Placement Program
Rutgers Law students have the opportunity to get real-world experience, learn outside of the classroom, and work closely with practicing lawyers.
Minority Service Program
The Minority Student Program is a post-admissions program that serves students of any race or ethnicity who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession.
Judicial externships are open to students who have completed the first-year curriculum and would like to gain practical experience by working with a judge on the state or federal level.
Moot Court and Mock Trial
Rutgers Law students can enhance their advocacy skills by training and competing on teams against other law schools, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Rutgers Law Associates Fellowship Program
Rutgers Law School offers recent law school graduates a one-year residency option, in which participants practice law full time under close supervision and instruction.
Pro Bono and Public Interest
Rutgers Law School is committed to providing students with meaningful pro bono opportunities that instill an ethic of service, while providing much needed legal assistance to the broader community.