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Major Gift from Paul Miller '62 Supports New Faith-Based Communities Security Program

Program to combat targeted violence impacting communities of faith is led by John J. Farmer, Jr. of the Law School and John D. Cohen of the School of Criminal Justice. | Read Story

Assessing Significance in Newark of Brown v. Board of Ed 60 Years After Landmark Decision

November 4 program to feature civil rights attorneys, noted historians, and education law and policy experts uniquely suited to discuss the topic. | 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

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

Clinic Report Critical of Emergency Voting After Superstorm Sandy

Constitutional Rights Clinic report concludes that, due to security concerns, emergency voting options should not include Internet and fax voting. | Read Story

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Omar Bareentto ’15: Driven to Succeed by the Refugee Narrative of His Family

Born into a family forced by the Ethiopian Red Terror to flee their home country, Omar Bareentto grew up hearing stories about refugee camps, tortured political prisoners and village raids. The refugee narrative has shaped his values and made him strive for excellence in all aspects of life. He pursued an interest in public policy at Syracuse University and, during a semester in Istanbul, learned first-hand how critical it is for an outsider to adapt to his surroundings. The Minority Student Program, with its history of opening doors to the disadvantaged, and the growing economic and cultural vitality of Newark brought him to Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Bareentto is determined to use his J.D. to help rid the world of the ignorance and hate that contribute to the kinds of ethnic conflicts that targeted his family. “I feel as though their story is my story,” he says, “and I am connected to their trials and tribulations and, in keeping with that, my future success is also by proxy their success.” | Read Story

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