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Acting Dean Ronald Chen

Acting Dean Ronald K. Chen

Message from the Dean

We are an institution rich in people and history. As we celebrated during our recent Centennial, few law schools can match our contributions to the advancement of legal theory and practice, the diversity of our faculty and student body, the accomplishments of our public interest programs and our reputation for outstanding academic quality and a progressive tradition. All these elements combine to make Rutgers–Newark an extraordinary environment for producing lawyers dedicated to social justice and excellence in the profession.

Our law professors are prominent scholars and experts in established and emerging areas of law who challenge and inspire students in an intense yet supportive environment. Our students come to us from around the world, bringing wide-ranging backgrounds and perspectives that enrich discourse in the classroom and throughout the law school community. Our graduates serve with distinction as members of the bench and bar, and generously provide support and resources to current students.

Rutgers is a wonderful place to study law and to train for an exciting and fulfilling career. I strongly encourage you to visit us and see for yourself the exceptional education, culture, and inspiration that mark the Rutgers–Newark law school experience.


Ronald K. Chen ’83
Acting Dean, Distinguished Professor of Law,
and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar