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Minority Student Program Celebrates 48th Year

Wade Henderson '73, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund will be the keynote speaker for the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program banquet, being held this year on April 18 at 15 Washington Street, the site of the former law school building, which was recently renovated.

The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails with dinner and a program following at 7:30 p.m. 

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Panel Discussion Examines Federal Re-Entry Programs

"Overcoming the Challenges of Coming Home" is the topic of a panel on federal re-entry programs, being held at Rutgers Law School on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Baker Courtroom. It is scheduled to last until 5:30 p.m. 

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Prof. John Leubsdorf, 60 Minutes, and Lawyer Ethics

When a Global Witness investigation exposed the questionable behavior of some New York attorneys, whose fake “clients” wanted them to help moves large sums of money in and out of the country, Rutgers Law Professor John Leubsdorf and Columbia Law Professor William Simon wrote an opinion concluding that behavior like theirs was professionally improper. The television show "60 Minutes" used that opinion in a recent television show based on the investigation.

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Visiting Professor to Discuss the Intersection of Immigration, Gender and Family

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor, Visiting Professor of Law from Columbia Law School and Professor of Law and Martin Luther King Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, will discuss “Immigration Law, Gender, Sexuality & the Family” at a free talk on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 122 at Rutgers Law School.

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Award-Winning Journalist to Speak on Immigration Issues, Rights on Feb. 4

What does it mean to be white? What does it mean to be American? Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas brings those provocative questions and clips from his two films “White People” (2015) and “Documented” (2013) to Rutgers Law School’s Newark Campus on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 4-6 p.m. in Room 90.

The free talk, titled “Define American: A Conversation on Race and Immigration with Jose Antonio Vargas,” is open to the public in addition to the Rutgers community. It is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Services and Policy Project.

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Rutgers Law School Alumni Reception Series Wins CASE Programming Award

A series of events that brought together the alumni, deans and students from Rutgers Law School has won an award.

The event series, titled, “Introducing Rutgers Law School,” which was a collaboration of alumni, academics, and advancement, took place during the fall semester and included six receptions in different cities that showcased the newly-merged law school and engaged more than 550 alumni

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Corporate Panel at Rutgers Law School to Discuss Opportunities for Women

Whether it’s learning about different types careers in corporate law; what courses to take to prepare for a career in corporate law, or the pros and cons of working in a corporate environment – a panel of professional corporate lawyers will be speaking on these and other issues on Thursday, January 21 in the Baker Courtroom from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rutgers Law School at 123 Washington St. in Newark.

The panel discussion “Thriving Careers for Women in Corporate Law” is free and open to the public.

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Web Cam Installed in the Lower Atrium – Connecting both Camden and Newark

Over the winter break, the law school came up with a novel way of bringing Rutgers students closer together.

A series of web cams now connects both the Lower Atrium on the Newark campus to the Clark Commons at the law school on the Camden campus. Students can get a bird’s eye view of their colleagues, studying, eating and hanging out. Eventually, there will be an eye-level camera where students will be able to switch cameras back and forth for a real-time discussion.

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Obituary: Marilyn Miller

When Marilyn Miller worked as an assistant dean at Rutgers Law School from 1990 to 1996, one of her jobs was to help prepare the academic schedule each year.

“It was a difficult and technical task, but something she learned quickly and was good at,” recalled Professor Diana Sclar, who worked with Miller at Rutgers. “She also had a delightful personality.”

Mrs. Miller died at her Madison, New Jersey home on December 24. She was 85.

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Panel Discussion on Jan. 21 on Careers for Women in Corporate Law

Law students and alumni are invited to attend a panel discussion called “Thriving Careers for Women in Corporate Law” on Jan. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Baker Courtroom.

The panel, which is being presented by the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, Women’s Law Forum, Rutgers Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and Policy, and LeClairRyan, features a number of experts representing several areas of corporate law. They will address both corporate challenges and opportunities.

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