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Elizabeth Ehret ’15 Named Point Scholar

Selected by country’s largest LGBT scholarship organization on basis of leadership skills, scholastic excellence, LGBT advocacy. | Read Story

Susan Wilkerson ’15 Receives Patton Boggs Foundation Fellowship

Summer internship with IRS furthers career goal to work in area of tax law and policy. | Read Story

Remarks by Prof. Sclar at Memorial Service for Judge Morris Stern ’65

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge was for many years a beloved Rutgers–Newark Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy and Commercial Law. | Read Story

New Appointments for Dean Farmer and Senior Associate Dean Bouchoux

John Farmer returns to the law school as University Professor, effective July 1. Fran Bouchoux named Interim Senior VP and Chief Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics & Compliance Officer. | Read Story

New Book by Prof. Carlos Ball Counters Child Welfare Concerns of Marriage Equality Foes

Same-Sex Marriage and Children is first comprehensive response to claims that same-sex marriage bans promote “responsible procreation.” | Read Story

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Mariel Mercado-Guevara ’15 Has Immersion in IP Law, Thanks to HNBA/Microsoft Scholarship

Going to law school was something that Mariel Mercado-Guevara ’15 always knew she would do “one day.” That’s largely due to the example of her father who, after retiring from the U.S. Army, became a Hispanic consumer advisor to the Governor of Maryland. “My late father’s experience showed me how education can empower communities to be a part of the political process and create a more vibrant, knowledgeable, and cohesive community.” But first Mercado-Guevara pursued two degrees in music, performed around the country as a professional opera singer, worked as a realtor and as a community organizer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, married and had two children, and took a job with a boutique intellectual property law firm to determine whether law school was right for her. She loved the job and a senior attorney’s question, “Have you ever thought about law school?” sealed her decision. At Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where she is a rising 4LE, Mercado-Guevara has, not surprisingly, found herself drawn to IP law. In early June, she participated in the highly-selective Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)/Microsoft IP Law Institute in Washington, DC. | Read Story

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