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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Leads Discussion on Immigration Issues

What does it mean to be white? What does it mean to be American? Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas brings those provocative questions and clips from his two films “White People” (2015) and “Documented” (2013) to Rutgers Law School’s Newark Campus on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 4-6 p.m. in Room 90.

The free talk, titled “Define American: A Conversation on Race and Immigration with Jose Antonio Vargas,” is open to the public in addition to the Rutgers community. It is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Services and Policy Project.

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Prof. John Leubsdorf, 60 Minutes, and Lawyer Ethics

When a 60 Minutes undercover story exposed the questionable behavior of some New York attorneys, whose fake “clients” wanted them to help moves large sums of money in and out of the country, Rutgers Law Professor John Leubsdorf and Columbia Law Professor Bob Simon wrote an opinion article discussing the issue.

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Web Cam Installed in the Lower Atrium – Connecting both Camden and Newark

Over the winter break, the law school came up with a novel way of bringing Rutgers students closer together.

A series of web cams now connects both the Lower Atrium on the Newark campus to the Clark Commons at the law school on the Camden campus. Students can get a bird’s eye view of their colleagues, studying, eating and hanging out. Eventually, there will be an eye-level camera where students will be able to switch cameras back and forth for a real-time discussion.

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Professor Jon Dubin Selected for the National Academy of Social Insurance

With the presidential election looming and the public eye focused on national programs that include Social Security, Medicare and Disability insurance, the issue of national insurance is in the spotlight. Rutgers Law Professor Jon Dubin, a longtime expert in the field of social insurance, was recently nominated and chosen by his peers to the prestigious National Academy of Social Insurance, a group of scholars and experts that work on policy issues and research.

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