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American Bar Association Approves Merger Creating Rutgers Law School

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Rutgers Law Clinical Faculty Achieve Legislative Victory on Juvenile Incarceration

New law eliminates several harsh detention practices

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Alfred W. Blumrosen, Eminent Rutgers Expert on Discrimination Law, Dies at 86

Alfred W. Blumrosen was the Thomas A. Cowan Distinguished Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

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Maxine S. Ellend Adds $1 Million to Scholarship Fund

More than 170 students have received financial assistance in the fund's 45 years. | Read Story

Faculty Can Comment on Major SCOTUS Cases

Expert commentary available on same-sex marriage, Affordable Care Act, and fair housing cases. | Read Story

Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at London School of Economics for Professor Stuart Green

Criminal law scholar will lecture, research book, pursue collaborative project on criminal law reform. | Read Story

Dean Chen Honored by Dartmouth Classmates

Class of 1980 recognizes his lifelong advocacy for social justice. | Read Story

Three Faculty Submit Comment on Exxon Mobil Settlement

Proposed consent judgement needs to be better justified by the Department of Environmental Protection as “fair, reasonable, and in the public interest.” | Read Story

New Certificate Program in Corporate Law/Business Law

Structured framework will help students select among extensive course offerings to prepare for a challenging career in business law. | Read Story

Students Receive Peggy Browning Fellowships

Alana Miles ’16, Laura Schuman ’16 and Alvina Swati ’17 are recognized for their excellent academic credentials and demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights. | Read Story

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ABA Action Creates Single, Merged Rutgers Law School

The Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has approved the merger of Rutgers’ law schools into one unified Rutgers Law School with two distinct locations in Camden and Newark, during its annual meeting. In June, the ABA’s Accreditation Committee voted to recommend approval of the proposed merger as did the Rutgers Board of Governors in April.

“We are elated with the ABA’s decision to approve the new Rutgers Law School,” says Acting Co-Dean John Oberdiek. “We believe strongly that our ambitious model allows for increased opportunities for all Rutgers Law students to advance their career searches and to learn from a wider selection of world-class faculty.”

Keenly attuned to the evolving demands of the legal profession and to the need for legal scholarship and education to address the public good, the new Rutgers Law School offers a comprehensive curriculum, propelled by one of the nation’s largest faculties with wide-ranging expertise. The expansive course offerings are made possible through cutting-edge immersive technology currently in place that connects the two locations and brings great legal scholars and students together in real time.

According to Co-Dean and 1983 alumnus Ronald K. Chen, Rutgers Law has a proven tradition of educating diverse new generations of legal professionals for public and private practice. “Rutgers has long provided exceptional and affordable legal educations to its students, but now as a Big Ten law school and a leader in legal education in the Northeast, we are positioned to make an impact on the national legal landscape” says Chen. “Not only will Rutgers Law School continue to further the missions of Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-Camden and the entire Rutgers system, it will serve New Jersey as its public law school.”

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