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Quick Facts

Student Body

527 day, 192 evening

Entering Class

2,180 applicants, 730 admitted, 193 enrolled
(149 day, 44 evening)
14 states, 14 countries, 98 undergraduate institutions represented

75% / 25% GPA:  3.54 / 3.01
75% / 25% LSAT: 159 / 154

LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admissions Council based on matriculant lists provided by Rutgers School of Law–Newark to the American Bar Association.

46% women
37% students of color
10% graduate degrees


$22,746.00 day in-state resident
$34,478.00 day out-of-state resident
$948.00 evening in-state resident (per credit)
$1,437.00 evening out-of-state resident (per credit)
Student Fees

$2,733/$1,433 full-time/part-time


70 tenured, tenure-track, clinical, library, and legal research and writing
40% women, 29% minority

Clinical Program

More than 60% of students take at least one of our live-client clinics.

Other Programs

Division of Global Affairs
Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program
Institute on Education Law and Policy
Street Law Program
Study Abroad at the University of Leiden, Holland

Dual Degree Program

JD/M.B.A., in cooperation with the Business School
JD/M.A. in Criminal Justice, in cooperation with the School of Criminal Justice
JD/M.A. in Legal Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
JD/M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), in cooperation with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
JD/M.S.W. Social Work, in cooperation with the School of Social Work
J.D./M.D., in cooperation with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 
J.D./M.P.A., in cooperation with the School of Public Affairs and Administration 

Student Journals

Rutgers Law Review
Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal
Women’s Rights Law Reporter
Rutgers Race and the Law Review
Rutgers Law Record

Law Library

900,600+ volumes and volume equivalents
Largest law library in New Jersey
Includes the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice, one of the leading collections in the world

Career Development

Employment profile for Class of 2012

Of the 243 graduates of the Class of 2012, within nine months of graduation 202 were employed, 2 were pursuing a graduate degree, 4 were unemployed and not seeking work, 22 were unemployed and seeking work, and the employment status of 8 was unknown.

Employment Sector          # of Students

Private Practice                    57
Judicial Clerkships                69
Business/Industry                41
Government                        13
Academia                            10
Public Interest                      12

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Environmental Law Externship
Federal and State Court Judicial Externships
Federal Public Defender Externship
Immigration Law Externship
Intellectual Property Externship
National Labor Relations Board Externship
New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Externship
Field Placements with governmental or non-profit legal services organizations 


More than 9,500 living alumni/ae in virtually every state and in 19 foreign countries



Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and its predecessor school, has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools and on the list of American Bar Association-approved law schools since 1941. The address and telephone number of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association are: Office of the Consultant on Legal Education/Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; tel: 312-988-6738.