Rutgers School of Law

Rutgers School of Law

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Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark were unified into a single, jointly administered Rutgers Law School with two campuses in 2015. Under the reunification plan, two co-deans, reporting to chancellors at each university in Camden and Newark, lead the merged Rutgers Law School. 

Both schools use state-of-the-art distance-learning technology to offer classes to students at both locations. The Camden campus is across the river from Philadelphia, offering easy access to the Philadelphia legal community. The Newark campus is 90 miles north, just outside of New York City. 

Rutgers is the oldest law school in New Jersey, and has produced a number of noted alumni and professors emeriti, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who taught at the school from 1963 to 1972.

It is one of the best value law schools in the nation, placing 11th in 2017. Students graduate with low debt, thanks to in-state tuition below $30,000 and an estimated median grant of $14,500. 

The school has a strong focus on diversity. That is evident in its admissions process, which allows students to choose whether their applications are evaluated on a numerical basis, such as LSAT scores and GPA’s, or on the basis of their life experiences. It is ranked as a top 20 law school for Asians. 

Rutgers offers strong programs in criminal law, civil rights, constitutional law, corporate transactions, intellectual property and international law, as well as new certificate programs in business law and criminal law. Its dual-degree programs enable students to add an interdisciplinary perspective to their study of law.

The school is committed to social justice, with numerous clinics that focus on criminal and youth justice, international human rights, and intellectual property rights, among others. 

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75th Percentile1573.65
25th Percentile1523.07
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$22,908$33,765
Living Expenses
Median grant$15000
Percent receiving grants75.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 91.50%
NJ Employment85.73
Bar Passage76.80%