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Child Advocacy Clinic Partners on Model State Statute That Promotes Rights of Immigrant Youth

Aim of immigration, family law experts is uniformity across state systems and access to state courts. | Read Story

Law School Well-Represented Among NJLJ Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Former Dean John J. Farmer, Jr. and Professor Frank Askin are among 11 with ties to Rutgers–Newark Law on New Jersey Law Journal’s 25-person list. | Read Story

New Technology Expands Course Options, Connects Campuses

Immersive distance learning classroom enables courses to take place simultaneously in Newark and Camden. | Read Story

3L Presents Stormwater Management Improvement Strategies to Newark Environmental Commission

Research applies classroom study of environmental law to serious local environmental problem. | Read Story

Hon. Patricia Costello ’78 to Deliver Justice Weintraub Lecture on April 2

Retiring Essex County Assignment Judge will present “Trials and Tribulations of Being an Assignment Judge.” | Read Story

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Gwyneth O’Neill ’14: Prettyman Fellowship Will Enhance Advocacy and Teaching Skills

As a high school teacher in her native New Orleans, Gwyneth O’Neill ’14 realized that she wanted to do more for her students – many of whom were disadvantaged and buffeted by the decisions of various bureaucracies – than 90-minute social studies lessons could deliver. “As trite as it sounds, I wanted to make a real difference.” That meant learning how the law worked, which brought her to Rutgers School of Law–Newark where she took every opportunity to gain both doctrinal understanding of and clinical experience in issues of constitutional rights and criminal law. O’Neill, currently serving a federal clerkship in Louisiana, is clear about her professional goal: “to build a career around ensuring that the criminal justice system is administered fairly and equitably.” This summer she will take a major step toward that goal when she enrolls at Georgetown Law as a Prettyman Fellow, the nation’s most prestigious fellowship for anyone interested in criminal trial practice or clinical education focused on criminal justice. | Read Story

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