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Welcome to the Rutgers–Newark Law School Community! We are a school deeply proud of our reputation for academic excellence, the diversity of our faculty and student body, the accomplishments of our public interest programs, and our history of producing lawyers dedicated to social justice and excellence in the profession.
On this page, as the 2014-2015 academic year progresses you will find information about the academic program, orientation schedules, fall class schedule, tuition and related costs, links to campus information about various aspects of student life, and documentation you will need to complete as an entering student.
If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Once again, welcome to Rutgers School of Law–Newark!
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Pay Your Seat Deposit Online
In order to secure your seat in the Entering 2014 Class, you must pay a $300 seat deposit. The deposit must be paid online, using either a credit card or by echeck. We cannot accept a personal check or other forms of direct payment. By clicking the link below, you will be directed to a secure site. We will receive reports each day on deposits received. You do not have to follow up with an email or other documentation. Once your deposit has been entered on your file, it will appear on your Applicant Status Online page and an email will acknowledge your deposit.
To pay your deposit, click HERE.
The seat deposit is partially refundable if your plans change. Please refer to the “Information for Admitted Students” (PDF) document for the refund schedule as well as other important information.
Character and Fitness
In addition to the bar examination, there are character, fitness and other qualifications for admission to the bar in ever U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). You may consult the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admissions Requirements and the "Character and Fitness FAQs," both available at the NCBE's website: http://ncbex.org.
Click on the links below for information on:
- About Newark
- About Our Faculty . . . and Why They Love to Teach
- 2014–2015 Academic Calendar
- Fall 2014 1L and 1LE Class Schedule and Tracking Diagram
- 1L Day Students’ Orientation Schedule, 1L Evening Students’ Orientation Schedule, Transfer Students’ Orientation Schedule
- Computer Accounts
- 2014-2015 Tuition, Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid Information (PDF)
- Curriculum Planning
- Immunization Letter & Required Form (PDF)
- Laptop Requirements & Specifications (PDF)
- On-Campus Housing
- Purchase Parking Permit
- Student Health Insurance Information
- Term Bill: To pay, click here: https://finservices.rutgers.edu/otb/
- Updating Your Directory Information
Remember that we require that a copy of your transcript be sent to the Admissions Office directly from your undergraduate institution, showing receipt of your bachelor’s degree. The transcript must be received by the time you enter law school or within a short time thereafter, so please take the time over the summer to make sure that we receive it.
ABA Standards, Interpretation 502-1:
Before an admitted student registers, or within a reasonable time thereafter, a law school shall have on file the student’s official transcript showing receipt of a bachelor’s degree, if any, and all academic work undertaken.“Official transcript” means a transcript certified by the issuing school to the admitting school or delivered to the admitting school in a sealed envelope with seal intact. A copy supplied by the Law School Data Assembly Service is not an official transcript, even though it is adequate for preliminary determination of admission.
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