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Comp Tech Journal Now Offered as E-Book

Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal is well-positioned as academic journals move from paper to digital subscriptions. | Read Story

May 15 Program on “Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline”

Psychologists, attorneys, and criminal justice experts will address disproportionate impact of harsh school disciplinary practices on students of color and avenues for change. | Read Story

Weintraub Lecturer Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Protect Judicial Independence

Retired Associate Justice Gary Stein calls for adoption of Constitutional amendment “to restore the stature, the respect and the independence of the New Jersey judiciary.” | Read Story

Summer Session Open to Students from Other ABA-Accredited Schools

Register online for an evening upper-level class and earn credit towards graduation without having to give up a summer job opportunity. | Read Story

Law Library Director Leads Global Effort to Boost Online Legal Research Accessibility

Associate Dean John Joergensen co-chairs international consortium committee charged with developing common markup standard for legal citations. | Read Story

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Samuel Dillon ’15: Pulitzer Prize Winner Leaves Journalism for Public Service Law

Attending law school had been a dormant goal of Samuel Dillon for decades. After completing his B.A. at the University of Minnesota, he applied to law school but elected instead to accept an offer from the Columbia J-School. That decision led to a highly successful career as a journalist, including almost two decades with the New York Times, two Pulitzer Prizes, an award-winning book, and thousands of articles on the people, governments and institutions of two continents. Years spent as a news correspondent in Central and South America at a time when reporters, not human rights activists, were often the ones uncovering stories of rights abuses were gratifying and exhilarating. “In short,” he says, “journalism felt like public service.” Over time changes in the newspaper business eroded that feeling and Dillon, his interest provoked by a report about inadequate representation for detained immigrants in removal proceedings, decided to pursue a new career. At Rutgers School of Law–Newark he has found courses and internships that fit his post J.D. goal of representing needy immigrants. | Read Story

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