Reception Will Celebrate Strong Tradition of Public Interest Work at Rutgers Law
The Rutgers School of Law–Newark reputation for producing lawyers dedicated to excellence in the profession and social justice is centered on the accomplishments of the school’s Clinical Program and Eric Neisser Public Interest Program.
On Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm, “A Celebration of Social Justice Advocacy” will highlight activities that advance the school’s dual mission to serve the cause of justice and provide students with the practical skills that are valued by legal employers.
Dean John J. Farmer, Jr. will provide remarks and Linda A. Willett ’89, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, will be the keynote speaker.
Students in the law school’s seven in-house, live-client clinics, supervised by experienced public interest attorneys, provide legal services for low-income and underrepresented persons and groups in matters ranging from civil liberties and child advocacy to corporation formation and tax disputes.
Student-run pro bono projects under the Neisser Program umbrella include Citizenship Rutgers, Street Law, STOP VAW (Students Against Violence Against Women), the Rutgers–Newark Bankruptcy Project, and the Veterans’ Assistance Project.