501 day, 169 evening
1,916 applicants, 764 admitted, 190 enrolled
(147 day, 41 evening)
16 states, 23 countries, 89 undergraduate institutions represented
75% / 25% GPA: 3.54 / 3.05
75% / 25% LSAT: 159 / 153
LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admissions Council based on matriculant lists provided by Rutgers School of Law–Newark to the American Bar Association.
37% students of color
12% graduate degrees
$23,201 day in-state resident
$35,168 day out-of-state resident
$967 evening in-state resident (per credit)
$1,466 evening out-of-state resident (per credit)
70 tenured, tenure-track, clinical, library, and legal research and writing
40% women, 29% minority
More than 60% of students take at least one of our live-client clinics.
Division of Global Affairs
Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program
Study Abroad at the University of Leiden, Holland
|Dual Degree Program||
JD/M.B.A., in cooperation with the Business School
JD/M.A. in Criminal Justice, in cooperation with the School of Criminal Justice
JD/M.A. in Legal Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
JD/M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), in cooperation with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
JD/M.S.W. Social Work, in cooperation with the School of Social Work
J.D./M.D., in cooperation with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
J.D./M.P.A., in cooperation with the School of Public Affairs and Administration
Rutgers Law Review
Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal
Women’s Rights Law Reporter
Rutgers Race and the Law Review
Rutgers Law Record
900,600+ volumes and volume equivalents
Largest law library in New Jersey
Includes the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice, one of the leading collections in the world
Employment profile for Class of 2013
Of the 270 graduates of the Class of 2013, within nine months of graduation 235 were employed, 2 were pursuing a graduate degree, 4 were unemployed and not seeking work, 2 had a start date after Feb. 15, 2014, 18 were unemployed and seeking work, and the employment status of 9 was unknown.
Employment Sector # of Students
Private Practice 83
Judicial Clerkships 67
Public Interest 15
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Federal and State Court Judicial Externships
Federal Public Defender Externship
Immigration Law Externship
Intellectual Property Externship
National Labor Relations Board Externship
New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Externship
Field Placements with governmental or non-profit legal services organizations
More than 9,500 living alumni/ae in virtually every state and in 19 foreign countries
Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and its predecessor school, has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools and on the list of American Bar Association-approved law schools since 1941. The address and telephone number of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association are: Office of the Consultant on Legal Education/Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; tel: 312-988-6738.
- Rutgers–Newark is ranked number three in the country in “Best Law Schools for Public Interest”?
- preLaw Magazine ranks Rutgers–Newark near the very top on its list of “Most Diverse Law Schools”?
- Rutgers–Newark graduates rank 49th for best standard of living in the country?
- The Rutgers–Newark Clinical Program is 29th in the US News ranking of Best Clinical Training Programs?
- Rutgers–Newark Law School was ranked 40th by the National Law Journal for the percentage of its 2011 graduates who took a job at one of the country’s 250 largest law firms.