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Justice Virginia Long ’66 Is Neisser Program Keynote Speaker

Oct. 22 First Monday event on “Protecting Workers and Consumers from Corporate Abuse” also will include panel of advocates for consumer rights. | Read Story

Susan Feathers New Public Interest Coordinator

Coordinator of Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs is experienced public interest lawyer and law school administrator. | Read Story

Professor Laura Cohen on Legal Team That Wins Release of Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

Cohen and her Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic students were part of years-long effort that won the freedom of man wrongfully imprisoned for 29 years. | Read Story

Alumni Association Recognition Dinner Is Nov. 6

Honorees are Mary Beth Hogan ’90, Senior Co-Chair of Litigation, Debevoise & Plimpton; Hon. Esther Salas ’94, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; and Amy Gottlieb ’96, Associate Regional Director, AFSC. | Read Story

CLE Program on Handling the Media in High-Profile Cases

Hear from experienced members of the bench, bar and media at Oct. 28 Rutgers IPE program. | Read Story

Garth Lecturer to Discuss the Role of Courts in National Security

Hon. James E. Baker, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, will deliver the Fourth Annual Judge Leonard I. Garth Lecture on November 12. | Read Story

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Rachel Moody ’15: Dual Degree Program and Varied Internships Boost Career Readiness

An undergraduate internship experience with the San Francisco Planning Department showed Rachel Moody that a legal education can have broad application and provide an advantage in various work environments. That insight brought her back to New Jersey – whose fast-paced way of life she missed after seven years in California – to pursue a dual degree program at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The two-degree commitment was an advantage when applying for legal internships, says Moody, and the law curriculum has added depth to her understanding of public policy issues. Moody prizes her five internships, the most recent of which was with the U.S. Department of Justice, for teaching her about the practice of law from varied perspectives and introducing her to a network of dedicated attorneys. In the final year of the four-year program, Moody says that the two degrees fit perfectly into her career goals: “government service, leadership roles, and broad understanding of planning and policy processes.” | Read Story

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