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Save the Date: Transnational Governance Conference on June 10

Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance, the International Organizations Interest Group (IOIG) of the American Society for International Law, and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education is pleased to present the Industry Associations and Transnational Governance Conference on Friday, June 10.  

The day-long conference brings together practitioners and scholars to discuss the role of industry (or trade) associations in transnational governance.

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Rutgers Law School Commencement is on May 27

This year’s Rutgers Law School Commencement will be at 10 a.m. on May 27 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at 1 Center St. in Newark.

Graduates report to the law school at 8:30 a.m. in the lower atrium and line up by 9:40 a.m. along the stairwell for the procession to NJPAC.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. This year’s commencement speaker is Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director for the ACLU.

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Luncheon to Honor Late Professors Sheppard and Blumrosen

Rutgers Law School is hosting a luncheon in honor  of Professor Annamay Sheppard and Professor Alfred W. Blumrosen, two distinguished professors who died last year.

The luncheon will be on Tuesday, May 17 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Baker Moot Court Room at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington St. in Newark.

Those who wish to attend are asked reserve a spot through this registration link.

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Rutgers Law School Celebrates Rutgers Day April 30

Rutgers Law School is celebrating Rutgers Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

The public is invited to visit Rutgers University in Newark and visit the display tables set up near the Paul Robeson Student Center. Rutgers Law School invites children to dress up like a judge, take part in legal hop scotch and take a brochure to learn more about Rutgers Law School.

The weekend combines Rutgers Day and Alumni Weekend at the Rutgers University-Newark campus.

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Judge Victoria Pratt is Speaker for Annual Weintraub Lecture

Students, alumni, faculty and the public are invited to hear The Hon. Victoria Pratt, municipal court judge in Newark, as this year's guest speaker for the 33rd annual Joseph Weintraub Lecture.

Pratt '98, will speak about her pioneering program of procedural justice, which encourages offenders to attend school, set goals and complete community service. Her efforts have garnered national and international attention.

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Seminar April 23: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline

Rutgers Law School, in partnership with the Essex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns is hosting a free community education seminar to examine school, community and court practices that influence the entry of individuals into the criminal justice system, first as juveniles and then as adults, and to collaborate with community partners to address this issue.

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Three Retiring Professors to be Given Distinguished Service Awards

Constitutional Law Professor Frank Askin, Professor Paul Tractenberg, a leader in New Jersey education, and Peter Simmons, professor and former dean of Rutgers Law School, will be honored on April 20 with Distinguished Service Awards by the Rutgers Law School Alumni Association.

The three professors are retiring from Rutgers Law School this school year.

The program begins at 5 p.m. on the third-floor atrium and will be followed by a cocktail reception.

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Immigrant Legal Status is Topic of Law Review Symposium April 15

A panel of experts, including immigration lawyers, advocates for children, representatives from social justice organizations, professors and alumni will speak at a symposium on immigration on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 70 at the Center for Law and Justice.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be included.

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The Virtues of Consensual Non-Monogamy

Prof. Edward Stein will hold a lunchtime talk on “The Virtues of Consensual Non-Monogamy” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in Room 122 at the Center for Law and Justice.

Lunch will be provided for those who attend and pre-registration is requested and can be completed by clicking on this link.

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The Plight of Unaccompanied Child Migrants

Experts who have documented the migrant crisis among unaccompanied children from Central America and Syria will speak at an event on Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 125 at Rutgers Law School.

Guest speakers include Ely Lopez, a leader in a Guatemalan non-profit organization called Colectivo Vida Digna, which, translated means “A Dignified Life” and provides psychosocial care for Guatemalan youth and families in rural areas.

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