Rutgers law students

Rutgers Law School 

JD Program Spotlight

Rutgers Law School’s curriculum ensures the development of professional skills and values within a theoretical framework that promotes intellectual growth and a commitment to social justice.

  • Learn essential conceptual and analytical methods needed to be effective lawyers in complex professional environments
  • Work closely with faculty members and bond quickly with classmates
  • Tackle progressively challenging assignments designed to prepare you for the practice of law. 
  • Gain practical experience through clinics or field placements

Full-time students complete the 84 credits required for graduation in three years and part-time students typically complete the program in four years. 

Rutgers Law School

Find Your Place in the Legal Community

With locations in Newark and Camden, Rutgers Law School is positioned amid three of the nation’s largest legal markets—New York City, Philadelphia, and New Jersey—putting students in a prime position to gain critical hands-on legal experience. From internships to full-time employment after graduation, Rutgers Law School graduates join law firms and businesses of all sizes, government agencies, nonprofits, and judicial clerkships.

Formal dual degrees
Clinics and pro bono projects
Student organizations
Strong alumni network

Exceptional Experiential Learning

Whether it's helping clients through pro bono service work, earning credit at one of our award-winning clinics, or taking part in a field placement or judicial externship, at Rutgers Law School, students get real-world experience long before graduation.

Camden courtroom

Spotlight: 3+3 Program

The 3+3 Program enables highly qualified students to complete both a bachelor’s degree and a graduate law degree (Juris Doctor, or “JD”) in six years, rather than the usual seven.

  • Save time and tuition by finishing your degrees on an accelerated track
  • Access thorough advising during your undergraduate career
  • Connect to employment opportunities in the NYC, Philadelphia, and New Jersey legal markets
image of Rutgers Law School buildings in Newark and Camden