Law School Overview
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#21 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark is $65. The part-time program application fee at the School of Law at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark is $65. Its tuition is full-time: $25,424 per year (in-state); full-time: $37,156 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $16,577 per year (in-state); and part-time: $24,401 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 15.3:1. The School of Law at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark has 79 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The Rutgers—Newark School of Law offers a full-time course of study and a part-time, evening law program on its urban campus in New Jersey. J.D. students are able to focus their studies through upper level class selection, involvement in clinics, joint degree programs, and more. To complete two degrees at once, Rutgers—Newark offers joint degree programs including a J.D./M.B.A. through the Rutgers—New Brunswick and Newark Business School, a J.D./Master of Criminal Justice with the Rutgers—Newark School of Criminal Justice, and J.D./Master of City and Regional Planning through the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy.
Students can gain hands-on training through the school’s clinical program, which sets them up with live clients dealing with issues surrounding tax laws, immigrants’ rights, child advocacy, and more. Other opportunities to get involved in specific areas of the law may exist at the Rutgers—Newark centers, such as the Center for Law, Science, and Technology and the Institute on Education Law and Policy.
To get involved in the legal community, Rutgers—Newark Law students might consider joining student organizations, such as the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the Rutgers Admiralty, Air, and Space Law Association. Eligible students may also find opportunities on one of the school’s journals, including the Rutgers Law Review, the Rutgers Race and the Law Review, and the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. For an experience outside of New Jersey, students can take advantage of the law school’s study abroad program at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$65|
|Part-time program application fee||$65|
|Admissions Phone||(973) 353-5554|
|Full- and part-time faculty||79|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||243|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $25,424 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$12,208|
|Employed at graduation 2||46.4%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$117,500|
|Median public service starting salary||$43,437|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||900,600|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data