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Visiting Student Registration Information


Rutgers School of Law–Newark is pleased to offer a variety of upper-level courses for law students who have completed the first-year program or its equivalent at an ABA-accredited law school. These classes, which are offered in the evening hours in order to permit you to experience clerkship, internship and other summer employment opportunities in the New York metropolitan area while still earning credit toward graduation, are compressed into an eight-week term that should satisfy any residency requirements your home law school imposes.

CLASSES, EXAMINATION DATES: All classes run from Monday, May 14th through Tuesday, July 10th, except Legislative Research, a four-day intensive course which begins on May 7th and ends on May 10th. Examinations are scheduled for July 12th or July 17th. Examinations for all courses begin at 5:30 pm in rooms to be announced.

LOCATION: Rutgers School of Law–Newark is located at 123 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102. It is convenient to major highways, Pennsylvania Railroad Station, and the Broad Street Railroad Station. A free shuttle bus runs from 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm Mondays through Friday between various points on the Rutgers–Newark Campus and the railroad stations.

ELIGIBILITY: The Summer Session is open to all law students matriculated at any ABA-accredited law school. A student from a school other than Rutgers School of Law–Newark must submit a letter from that law school certifying that the student is in good standing. (This includes students of Rutgers School of Law–Camden).

HOW TO ENROLL AND REGISTER: Enrollment in any one or more of the classes offered this summer is done in three steps.

First, you must complete and return the Sign-in Registration Form (which can be downloaded by clicking here), and you must submit a letter of good standing from the Dean or Registrar of your Law School. Both can be submitted by fax directed to Mildred Perez at 973-353-1717, or electronically by scanning and attaching the documents to an e-mail addressed to summerregistration@kinoy.rutgers.edu, or you can snail-mail the documents to Mildred Perez at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Shortly after we get these forms, you will receive an e-mail providing you with two identification numbers necessary for registration (a Rutgers University ID, or “RUID,” and a Personal Access Code, “PAC”), and you will be notified that you can now proceed to the online registration pages to register.

The next step is to select your classes and pay your term bill for the classes you select. The information you need to complete this process is found at the “General Registration Instructions, Summer 2012” link, which you can open by clicking here. You will need the Summer Session Class Schedule (which you can navigate to and view by clicking here), which shows the meeting times, instructors and room assignments for all classes, and also provides the course numbers and index numbers you will need when registering online. (You can have both the Class Schedule window and the Registration window open, and can toggle between them as you register. You can also navigate from the Class Schedule to the Summer Course Description page, to read about the classes that may interest you. Finally, after you have completed the registration protocol, you must go to the Bursar webpage, and view your account. The tuition and fees will appear in your account immediately upon registration as a balance due, and you must then pay that amount electronically, either by credit card or by electronic transfer from your bank account. [1]

Registration is not complete until all charges are paid; failure to pay any outstanding balance will result in deregistration from your classes.

NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS: The fee schedule for students who have been domiciled in New Jersey for one year or longer prior to May 31, 2012 is:
    Summer Session Student Fee — $148.00
    Tuition per credit for law school courses — $948.00

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS: The fee schedule for students who have not been domiciled in New Jersey for one full year prior to May 31, 2011 is:
    Summer Session Student Fee — $148.00
    Tuition per credit for law school courses — $1,417.00

PLANNING YOUR CLASSES: It is strongly advised that you discuss your planned curriculum at Rutgers School of Law–Newark with your Dean or Registrar, to insure that credits undertaken will be transferred and applied toward graduation. However, to aid you and your dean in your course selection, we provide the following guidelines, as not all law schools offer the same curriculum in the first year of study. Note: visiting students are not eligible to enroll in the Unscheduled Offerings (Independent Research, Judicial Externship, etc.), nor in Legal Research and Writing II, even though they appear on the list of course offerings.


Rutgers Summer Session Course   Prerequisite Course or Equivalent 
Alternative Dispute Resolution    Civil Procedure 
Appellate Advocacy    Legal Research and Writing 
Copyright & Trademark    Contracts, Torts and Constitutional Law 
Entertainment Law & Business    Contracts, Property and Torts 
Legislative Research    Legal Research and Writing  
Negotiations Legal Research and Writing
New Jersey Practice    Civil Procedure
New York Legal Research    Legal Research and Writing 
Professional Responsibility    None 
Transnational Litigation & Dispute Resolution    Civil Procedure 

[1] The deadline for payment of the term bill is April 20th. Any bill paid during the Late Registration Period must be paid in person and must include a $50 Late Fee. In addition, a fee of $60 is charged for any check which is not honored for payment. Non-payment of you term bill check does not constitute withdrawal, and does not excuse you from payment. (See Procedures for Withdrawal at the conclusion of the General Registration Instructions, Summer 2012). There is a 2.2% charge for payment by credit card.