Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark

Quick Stats

123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Students
523
enrolled (full-time)
195
enrolled (part-time)
Tuition
$25,457
per year (full-time, in-state)
$37,189
per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$16,590
per year (part-time, in-state)
$24,414
per year (part-time, out-of-state)

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Law School Overview

U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
Rank Category Name
#83 Best Law Schools

Specialties

#19 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: $25,457 per year (in-state); full-time: $37,189 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $16,590 per year (in-state); and part-time: $24,414 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 14.8:1. The School of Law at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark has 68 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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Year founded 1908
Public/private Public
Law school designation National

Admissions

Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee $65
Admissions phone (973) 353-5554
Admissions email lawinfo@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Website http://law.newark.rutgers.edu

Academics

Full- and part-time faculty 68
Student-faculty ratio 14.8:1
Total faculty 88

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 523
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 265

Cost

Tuition and fees

full-time: $25,457 per year (in-state)
full-time: $37,189 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $16,590 per year (in-state)
part-time: $24,414 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $13,022

Careers

Employed at graduation2 48.1%
Median private sector starting salary $89,000
Median public service starting salary $44,306

Library

Total volumes and volume equivalents 916,155

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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