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Rutgers School of Law–Camden
|Rutgers School of Law–Camden|
|Location||Camden, NJ, US|
|Faculty||123 (See List)|
|Annual tuition (subsidized)||$22,382|
|Annual tuition (unsubsidized)||$33,173|
|Basis for tuition subsidy||State residency|
|Outlines||0 (See List)|
Rutgers School of Law–Camden is a public law school of Rutgers University located in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware Waterfront. It is one of two law schools of Rutgers University and one of only three law schools in the state of New Jersey. The law school is located on the main campus of Rutgers-Camden, just 3 miles away from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via the immediately neighboring Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Originally opened in 1926 as "South Jersey Law School" by Arthur E. Armitage, Sr., and an interested group of citizens, the law school merged with Rutgers University in 1950. The school is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Students are graduates of 140 different colleges and universities. The school is currently ranked 84th among the Top 100 law schools in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools", tied with the only other public law school in New Jersey, Rutgers School of Law–Newark. It is ranked 11th in the nation for legal writing and is tier 1 among law schools.
In January 2009, Rutgers School of Law–Camden completed construction of a new facility designed by Ayers Saint Gross. The Template:Convert addition to the existing law school cost approximately $24 million and added classrooms, office space, and the 'Archer & Greiner Moot Courtroom.' The project included renovations in the existing facility, expanded social areas and clinical space. A two-story glass bridge spans Fifth Street in Camden and is visible to travelers on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Rutgers School of Law–Camden offers a legal education designed to teach the rules of law and their application; to demonstrate how lawyers analyze legal issues and express arguments and conclusions; to inculcate the skills of the counselor, advocate, and decision maker; and to explore the ethical and moral dimensions of law practice and professional conduct.
The law school offers a three-year course of study for full-time students and a four-year, part-time program leading to the awarding of the Juris Doctor degree. According to the 2011 edition of the US News & World Report, 573 students were enrolled full time and 216 students were enrolled part time.
Camden has two unique features uncharacteristic of other schools of similar repute. First, the number of students accepting clerkships as their first job out of law school typically exceeds or equals the number of students accepting positions in private practice. Second, the number of part-time students enrolled in the "part-time day" program exceeds the number of students in the part-time evening program. Most law schools typically only offer part-time evening programs, giving students the option to transfer to the day program after completing the required curriculum and meeting a set GPA.
Dual degree programs
- J.D./M.B.A. with Rutgers Business School at Camden
- J.D./M.P.A. with Rutgers Graduate School–Camden
- J.D./Master of Public Affairs and Politics with Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
- J.D./Master of Public Health with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Public Health.
- J.D./M.D. in Medicine with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- J.D./D.O. in Osteopathic Medicine with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- SBA (Student Bar Association)
- ACS (American Constitution Society)
- APIL (Association for Public Interest Law)
- BLSA (Black Law Students Association)
- Brehon Law Society
- Decedent's Estates and Trusts Society
- Democratic Law Students Association
- Entertainment Law Society
- Environmental Law Society
- The Federalist Society
- GALS (Gentlemen Attending Law School)
- Health Law Society
- Immigration Law Society
- Intellectual Property Law Association
- International Law Society
- JD/MBA Association
- JLSA (Jewish Law Students Association)
- National Lawyer's Guild
- OWLS (Older Wiser Law Students)
- PAD (Phi Alpha Delta)
- Softball Association
- Sports Law Society
- SALDF (Student Animal Legal Defense Fund)
- SPHR (Student Project for Human Rights)
- SSDP (Students for Sensible Drug Policy)
- Women's Law Caucus
The law school publishes three student journals:
- Domestic Violence Clinic.
- Children's Justice Clinic.
- Child and Family Advocacy Clinic.
- Civil Practice Clinic.
Rutgers School of Law–Camden has two externships :
- Practice Externship
- Judicial Externship
Rutgers School of Law–Camden currently has thirteen pro bono projects
- The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project
- The Children's SSI Project
- The Community Dispute Resolution Committee (CDRC) / Mediation Project
- The Defender Project
- The Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project
- The Immigration Pro Bono Project
- The Pro Bono Research Project
- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA)
- The Voters' Rights Project
- The Financial Literacy Project (FLiP)
- Rutgers-LEAP Legal Referral Pro Bono Project
- Street Law
- NLG Prison Project
Centers and institutes
- The Institute for Law and Philosophy
- Center for State Constitutional Law Studies
- Rutgers Center for State Health Policy
- Legal Writing Institute's Idea Bank
Approximately 40 percent of graduates enter clerkships upon graduation. Rutgers School of Law places the greatest number of graduates into clerkships second only to Yale Law School. The Mitchell H. Cohen Federal Courthouse (across the street from the law school at 4th Street and Cooper Street) is where a large number of students and graduates end up clerking. However, Rutgers graduates have clerked at various levels of local, state and federal government in recent years including for the United States Supreme Court.
- Jamison E. Colburn, (J.D. 1997), Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
- Minna J. Kotkin, (J.D. 1975), Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
- Arnold W. Reitze, Jr., (J.D. 1962), Professor Emeritus of Environmental Law, The George Washington University Law School
- Louis S. Rulli, (J.D. 1974), Professor of Law and Director of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Howard B. Stravitz, (J.D. 1972), Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina Law School
- Mary Patricia Treuthart, (J.D. 1978), Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
- Gina S. Warren, (J.D. 2004), Associate Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
- William J. Woodward, Jr., (J.D. 1975), Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Raymond L. Acosta, (J.D., 1951), federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
- Judith M. Barzilay, (J.D. 1981), current judge on the U.S. Court of International Trade
- Legrome D. Davis, (J.D. 1976), current federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- John Joseph Kitchen, (LL.B. 1937), federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Robert B. Kugler, (J.D. 1978), federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Stephen M. Orlofsky, (J.D., 1974), federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Eduardo C. Robreno, (J.D. 1978), current federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- Joseph H. Rodriguez, (J.D., 1958), federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Gregory M. Sleet, (J.D. 1976), current Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
- Judith H. Wizmur, (J.D., 198-), current Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
Legislative and executive
- William T. Cahill, (LL.B. 1937), former Governor of New Jersey
- Jack Collins (politician), (J.D. 1982), former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
- William K. Dickey, (LL.B. 1944), former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
- James Florio, (J.D. 1967), former Governor of New Jersey
- Thomas P. Foy (J.D. 1977), member of the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Senate.
- Scott Garrett, (J.D. 1984), U.S. Congressman from New Jersey
- Frank Pallone, (J.D. 1978), U.S. Congressman from New Jersey
- William J. Hughes, (J.D. 1958), U.S. Congressman from New Jersey and United States Ambassador to Panama (1995–1998)
- Joseph A. Mussomeli, (J.D. 1978), career U.S. Department of State diplomat and current United States Ambassador to Slovenia; former United States Ambassador to Cambodia
- Lisa Bobbie Schreiber Hughes, (J.D. 1983), career U.S. Department of State diplomat and current United States Ambassador to Suriname
- Robin Wiessmann, (J.D. 1978), former Treasurer of Pennsylvania
- Ellen M. Kirsh, (J.D. 1975), General Counsel and Vice President of AOL
- Irvin E. Richter, (J.D. 1980), Chairman and CEO of Hill International
- Candace K. Beinecke, (J.D. 1970), Chairman of Hughes Hubbard & Reed
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- Rankings of U.S. Legal Writing Graduate Programs 2011,
- Official Press Release,
- Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey—School of Law—Camden, American Bar Association Official Guide. Accessed February 23, 2008.
- Admissions Brochure. "The entering class size each fall is about 220 students (180 full- and part-time day and 40 part-time evening)." The ABA guide lists 113 part-time students. With only 40 as part-time evening, that means 73 are part-time day, if the brochure's estimates are true.
- Pro Bono | camlaw.rutgers.edu
- Penn State Law - Jamison E. Colburn
- GW Law - Faculty Directory
- Penn Law Faculty: Louis S. Rulli , expert on Civil Litigation, Civil Rights Law, Clinical Education, Poverty Law, Public Interest
- Howard B. Stravitz : Faculty | University of South Carolina School of Law
- Mary Pat Treuthart :: Gonzaga School of Law
- via Associated Press. "Thomas P. Foy, 53; served as assemblyman and senator", The Record (Bergen County), September 3, 2004. Accessed June 23, 2010.