Law students who have completed the first-year program or its equivalent at an ABA-accredited law school and want to earn credits towards graduation can register for the 2010 Summer Session at Rutgers School of Law–Newark until Friday, April 23. The upper-level courses are affordably priced, cover a range of practice areas and skills, and are taught by recognized experts in the topics.
Students can, for example, gain an in-depth understanding of New Jersey civil practice law; become familiar with the procedural issues confronting U.S. lawyers who practice international law; or practice transactional law in Rutgers’ renowned clinics, learning the key legal services needed by start-up non-profits and small businesses. Students hoping to practice in the entertainment industry might want to study Entertainment Law & Business, while those interested in the range of dispute resolution techniques increasingly in use within and outside the courts should consider taking Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Street Law Seminar focuses on teaching how to communicate basic legal concepts to young people and how they apply in everyday situations.
Most classes are held in the evening, so students can experience clerkship, internship, and other summer employment opportunities in the New York metropolitan area while still earning credit toward graduation. The eight-week term (Monday, May 17th through Tuesday, July 20th) should satisfy any residency requirements that a visiting student’s home law school imposes. Rutgers School of Law-Newark is also offering three intensive, short-term classes during the daytime: Legislative Research, which will be taught in three four-hour sessions on May 10th, 11th and 14th; and the full-day Intensive Trial Advocacy, which will take place from May 17th – May 21st, and Intensive Deposition Advocacy on May 25th, 26th and 27th.
Summer Session courses are taught by accomplished professors who teach the same subject matter during the academic year. New Jersey Practice, for example, is taught by the co-author of The Handbook of Civil Practice in the Courts of New Jersey and member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, and the Intensive Trial Advocacy skills program is led by the founding director of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute.