Two schools, each with distinctive strengths, have come together to create one law school with extraordinary opportunities for learning experiences and career growth.
Rutgers Law School
A Powerful Legal Network.
A Close-Knit Community.
Rutgers Law School offers students a close-knit learning environment, rigorous professional training, and a robust network of connections to great legal minds and accomplished alumni. Study with esteemed faculty, and learn how to read the law and gain a skill set that will allow you to navigate the legal profession and think like a lawyer.
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.
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.
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.
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
At Rutgers Law School, you will be learning from leaders in the field, alongside students who are not only passionate about their own futures, but compassionate about their contributions to the greater good.
The faculty-led academic centers at Rutgers Law School produce groundbreaking scholarship and cutting-edge work in a wide range of scholarly fields, creating ideas and solutions in important policy and legal issues.