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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 Law Grad Competes in Olympic Trials

Ashley Higginson graduated from Rutgers Law in Newark in 2015 but has hardly been idle. The 27-year-old managed to train for the Olympic trials in the steeplechase and blogged about some of her experiences for the New Jersey-New York Track Club.

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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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Professor Charles Auffant Honored by Hispanic Bar Association

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey recognized Rutgers Law Professor Charles Auffant with a “Legacy Award” at its gala in June.

“He’s committed to the community,” said attorney Michael Plata ’02, who introduced him at the gala. “He’s been a great mentor to me and to other students.”

Auffant oversees the Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, which works with corporate start-ups, small community businesses and not-for-profits, especially in the greater Newark area.

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Rutgers Law HostsConference on Industry Associations and Transnational Governance

More than 20 experts in self-regulation and (domestic and international) governance met at Rutgers Law School in Newark to talk about industry-led rule-making and the relationship between private standard setters and formal law makers as part of a conference organized by Professor Sarah Dadush, affiliated faculty member of the law school's Center for Corporate Law and Governance and Co-Chair of the International Organizations Interest Group (IOIG) of the American Society for International Law.

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Check out the photo gallery from this year's Commencement

Graduation may be over, but the memories from that special day are available through the professional photographs that were taken of graduates, their families, faculty and the deans.

Starting with the morning line up on the circular staircase, to the procession, to the actual ceremony, the photographer captured the visual story of the Class of 2016.

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Rutgers Law School in Newark Holds Commencement

Anthony D. Romero, the executive director of the ACLU, had some unexpected advice for each law student in this year’s Rutgers Law School graduating class: Don’t act like a lawyer.

Romero, the commencement speaker for the Class of 2016, cautioned that the same skills that make someone an excellent adversary in the courtroom can be harmful in their private lives. “You don’t have to win every argument,” he told the graduates. “Life isn’t a tally sheet.”

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Save the Date: Transnational Governance Conference on June 10

Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance, the International Organizations Interest Group (IOIG) of the American Society for International Law, and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education is pleased to present the Industry Associations and Transnational Governance Conference on Friday, June 10.  

The day-long conference brings together practitioners and scholars to discuss the role of industry (or trade) associations in transnational governance.

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Rutgers Law School Commencement is on May 27

This year’s Rutgers Law School Commencement will be at 10 a.m. on May 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at 1 Center St. in Newark.

Graduates report to the law school at 8:30 a.m. in the lower atrium and line up by 9:40 a.m. along the stairwell for the procession to NJPAC.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. This year’s commencement speaker is Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director for the ACLU.

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Luncheon to Honor Late Professors Sheppard and Blumrosen

Rutgers Law School is hosting a luncheon in honor  of Professor Annamay Sheppard and Professor Alfred W. Blumrosen, two distinguished professors who died last year.

The luncheon will be on Tuesday, May 17 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Baker Moot Court Room at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington St. in Newark.

Those who wish to attend are asked reserve a spot through this registration link.

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