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John J. Farmer, Jr. Named Dean of the Law School

A widely admired former public official and attorney with outstanding legal and administrative accomplishments, John J. Farmer, Jr. has had a prominent career in government service at the state and national level and in private practice. Notable positions include Senior Counsel and Team Leader of the 9/11 Commission, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, and Chief Counsel to former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman. Upon graduation from Georgetown University Law Center, he clerked for Justice Alan B. Handler (Ret.) of the New Jersey Supreme Court and later served as an assistant U.S. attorney. Currently in private practice handling matters ranging from white collar criminal defense to governmental and regulatory affairs, Farmer has also served as Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security. “John Farmer is known throughout the legal community for his integrity, his intelligence, his determined yet collegial management of difficult issues, and his steadfast commitment to the rule of law,” commented Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz (Ret.). April 2009 | Read Story

Professor Jon Dubin Co-Authors Course Book on Social Security Law

Professor Jon Dubin, who is Associate Dean of Clinical Programs, co-authored a text book on Social Security Law and will be teaching a Social Security Law Course with this casebook for the first time this spring  at both the Newark and Camden campuses. Dubin's co-author was Frank Bloch of Vanderbilt Law School, also a former clic director, who taught in clinical programs where law students learn the hands-on representation of needy clients in social security cases. Both have also authored or co-authored popular, annually updated practice treatises in the field, and law review articles on issues of social security policy. Each is also a member of the  National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Governor Nominates Rutgers Law Grads to the Bench

Three of New Jersey's possible future judges graduated from Rutgers Law School. They were recently nominated to the bench by Governor Chris Christie and must be approved by the full New Jersey Senate before being sworn in. 

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Why I'm Banning Laptops From My Classroom

Students use computers to take notes, sure, but that’s not all. One spent classtime streaming a hockey game, says Professor Stuart Green, who wrote this op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal.

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New Jersey Law Journal Honors Rutgers Alumni

From retired judges to up and coming stars, Rutgers Law Alumni were recognized in a recent issue of the New Jersey Law Journal, including Professor Penny Venetis, pictured here as a winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Venetis is the director of the International Human Rights Clinic, co-director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic and is currently working as the executive vice president and legal director of Legal Momentum.

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Meet an Outstanding Law School Graduate: Lyanne Prieto

While at law school, Lyanne Prieto dove right in by helping clients through Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and assisted clients with a number of problems - from trying to reinstate their drivers' licenses to understanding the divorce process. Prieto, who will work as a clerk for a family court judge in Passaic County, is one of this year's outstanding graduates. She was one of nearly 200 students who graduated from Rutgers Law School on May 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. 

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Meet an Outstanding Law School Graduate: Stephen Sainato

Stephen Sainato's hard work at Rutgers Law School paid off. He graduated top in his class after having the highest GPA three years in a row. In between working and studying, Sainato found time to work at the Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic and serve on the Rutgers Law Record editorial board. He is one of this year's oustanding law school graduates. Sainato received his diploma on May 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He heads to a New York City law firm after graduation.

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Meet an Outstanding Law School Graduate: Nayomi Deen

Nayomi Deen's hard work and compassion showed in her time with the Immigrant Rights Clinic and the Women's Rights Law Reporter. Her ability to help a man who had been imprisoned and tortured in his native country gain asylum in the United States will have an impact long after she graduates Friday, May 27. Deen is one of this year's outstanding graduates of Rutgers Law School and will receive her diploma at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center along with nearly 200 other graduates this year.

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Meet an Outstanding Law School Graduate: Azeem Chaudry

Trying to make sense in a Post-9/11 world, Azeem Chaudry chose to go to Rutgers Law School. This Morris County resident had studied public affairs as a Rutgers undergraduate and sought to mentor other students at Rutgers Law after he became the co-editor of the Race and Law Review. Chaudry is one of nearly 200 students who will graduate from Rutgers Law School on Friday, May 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He will serve as a judicial law clerk after graduation and has the goal of becoming a litigator. Azeem's story is one in a series introducing some of this year's outstanding graduates. 

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Meet an Outstanding Law School Graduate: Kylie Huff

While at Rutgers Law School, Kylie Huff '16 fielded call after call from members of the local community who were in dire need of legal help. She and her colleagues at the Civil Justice Clinic assisted a number of clients with problems that ranged from child custody issues to landlord/tenant problems. That experience has helped propel Huff into a career as a civil litigator. Huff was one of the nearly 200 graduates in this year's Rutgers Law School Class of 2016 who graduated on May 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She is another one of this year's outstanding graduates. 

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