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Board Meetings

All meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the Berson Board Room (Room 292), unless indicated or announced otherwise.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 — Annual Business Meeting


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Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association

The Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association is a separate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and a major resource for the law school. The mission of the association is to strengthen relationships among alumni and between alumni and the Law School community, and to advance the ideals, reputation, and educational goals of Rutgers School of Law–Newark.

The policies and procedures of the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association can be found in the bylaws. A separate protocal for establishing regional chapters, pursuant to the bylaws, can be found here. All Rutgers School of Law–Newark graduates are automatically members of the Alumni Association. There are no membership dues, although contributions are vital to support programs and events sponsored by the Alumni Association.

The association’s major event and fundraiser is the Annual Alumni Recognition Dinner held in the fall. At this event we honor distinguished alumnae/i and present the Fannie Bear Besser Award for Public Service. At the dinner the association awards a scholarship to a deserving and promising student, in addition to the Fannie Bear Besser Scholarship for Public Service. Click here for a list of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and here for a list of Fannie Bear Besser Award recipients.

Proceeds from the Annual Alumni Recognition Dinner and your direct donations enable us to sponsor the annual Weintraub Lecture, the law school reception at the New Jersey State Bar Association annual meeting, and other alumni networking events in New York and New Jersey. The Alumni Association also runs a Mentoring Program, and recognizes student achievement at graduation with the Justice Henry E. Ackerson, Jr. Prize, the Alumni Senior Prize, and the Eli Jarmel Memorial Prize. A list of recent activities and events supported by the Alumni Association can be found here.

Volunteers are the key to success of the Alumni Association. If you would like to get involved, please contact the president. Click here for reports from 2013-2014 association president Barbara A. Schweiger ′98 on some of the organization’s activities.

Alumni Association Officers

PresidentBarbara A. Schweiger ’98
Immediate Past President   Sumeeta A. Gawande ’95
President-elect Keith J. Miller ’93
Vice PresidentRobert W. Ratish ’08
Secretary Robyn Ann Valle ’95
TreasurerOsato F. Chitou ’10

Alumni Association Board

Lorraine A. Abraham ’74Jonathan S. Jemison ’99
Zaara Bajwa ’11Roktim Kaushik ’11
Brian N. Biglin ’11Siobhan Krier ’00
Randall P. Brett ’07Michael C. Lasky ’78
Elena Chkolnikova ’04John C. Mills ’92
Laura Saborio Dunn ’09T. Gary Mitchell ’80
Patrick C. English ’78Bertram Okpokwasili ’08
Laura Farina ’88James P. Rhatican ’95
David S. Garber ’88Maritza Rodriguez ’11
Robert S. Goldsmith ’77Kenneth E. Sharperson ’01
Maxiel L. Gomez ’04Richard I. Stempler ’01
Maurice A. Griffin ’94Linda Pope Torres ’80
Ruby T. Hope ’98Scott L. Walker ’00 
M. Elaine Jacoby ’75Jewel M. Watson ’10 

Ronald K. Chen ’83
Acting Dean, Distinguished Professor of Law,
and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar