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Co-Dean Ronald K. Chen Honored as a Trailblazer

Co-Dean Ronald K. Chen was honored with the Trailblazer Award by the Asian Pacific American Law Association of New Jersey at the association’s gala this year.

According to the organization, the award is “bestowed upon an APA attorney who through their leadership has pioneered into a field or position that has never before been assumed by an APA. Through their service, trailblazers pave the way for future generations of APAs to continue to venture into unchartered territory.”

Dean Chen ’83, has had a long and distinguished career:

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Constitutional Rights Clinic Helps Increase NJ Voter Registration Access

This news release was prepared by Project Vote, Demos and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Voting rights advocates and New Jersey officials announced today that they have reached a settlement to ensure low-income citizens are provided voter registration services through public assistance agencies, as required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). New Jerseyans will be able to access these registration options in advance of the 2016 presidential elections.

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Rutgers Clinic Professors Discuss Plight of Migrant Children

Professors Randi Mandelbaum and Joanne Gottesman work through their respective clinics to advocate for immigrant children, particularly unaccompanied minors and to help those who need it seek asylum. In this article published in NJ Spotlight, the professors are among the experts who help explain the consequences for migrant children in the United States, the danger that awaits them in their home countries if they are deported and they underscore the need for legal representation for such families.

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Professor Jon Dubin Co-Authors Course Book on Social Security Law

Professor Jon Dubin, who is Associate Dean of Clinical Programs, co-authored a text book on Social Security Law and will be teaching a Social Security Law Course with this casebook for the first time this spring  at both the Newark and Camden campuses. Dubin's co-author was Frank Bloch of Vanderbilt Law School, also a former clic director, who taught in clinical programs where law students learn the hands-on representation of needy clients in social security cases. Both have also authored or co-authored popular, annually updated practice treatises in the field, and law review articles on issues of social security policy. Each is also a member of the  National Academy of Social Insurance.

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