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Law School Summer Session Open to Students from All ABA-Accredited Schools

March 28, 2014 – 

Registration is now open for the summer session at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Any law student who has completed the first-year program or its equivalent at an American Bar Association-accredited law school can register. Online registration is available until April 30, 2014.

Summer session offers a variety of upper-level courses taught by experts in the field. Students can, for example, gain hands-on experience helping to meet the legal needs of individuals, non-profits and small businesses in the Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic; learn about the most rapidly growing area in tax law in State and Local Taxation; or become familiar with the procedural, strategic and substantive legal issues that transcend the United States’ borders in Transnational Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Interested in the entertainment business? Take Entertainment Law and Business to learn about the laws, rules and regulations specific to the fields of music, movies, print publications, television, and theater. 

Other summer session courses include: Alternative Dispute Resolution, which introduces the range of techniques increasingly in use within and outside the courts; Appellate Advocacy, which focuses on developing research and oral presentation skills; Copyright and Trademark, a comparative survey of the law that governs the creation and regulation of intellectual property; Negotiations, which includes simulated negotiation exercises; and New Jersey Practice, which is taught by the co-author of The Handbook of Civil Practice in the Courts of New Jersey and member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee.

All classes are held in the evening so that students can experience clerkship, internship and other summer employment opportunities in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area while still earning credit toward graduation. The eight-week term (May 19 to July 14) should satisfy any residency requirements that a visiting student’s home law school imposes. 

A student from a school other than Rutgers School of Law–Newark must submit a letter from that law school certifying that he or she is in good standing. 

For full details about the summer session and to register, go to http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/summer-2014-general-registration-instructions.