Rutgers Law–Camden is a
thriving center of legal education,
strengthened by our exceptional faculty and their commitment to scholarship and
teaching; our motivated students, who contribute to the classroom and to the
community; and our esteemed alumni, who represent the judiciary, government,
the corporate sector, and the public interest, but still stay devotedly
connected to campus.
Our faculty's influence on public policy and academic issues is nationally
recognized almost on a daily basis. Rutgers Law–Camden professors are leaders
in diverse fields such as international law, health law, intellectual property,
family and women's rights law, and state constitutional law, and
before The Hague and the U.S. Supreme Court.
approach to academics focuses on providing a diverse range of options that
allow students to gain critical--and personally rewarding--experience. Our
clinical and pro bono programs merge the practical theories and skills of
lawyering, and deliver tens of thousands of hours of legal assistance to the
Delaware Valley each year. The clinics provide a unique opportunity to gain
firsthand insight by representing a wide array of disadvantaged individuals,
organizations, and groups. Through our 15 pro bono and public interest
programs, Rutgers Law–Camden students have the chance to work with lawyers, the
courts, and the public, and to share in the satisfaction of helping clients with
nowhere else to turn.
provides students with a critical foundation in law, and also encompasses emerging
fields in vital areas such as environmental, health, and intellectual property
law. The Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research Program is ranked nationally for
its innovative teaching of these fundamental lawyering skills, which are
emphasized throughout a Rutgers Law–Camden education.
Located on 40
tree-lined acres, Rutgers–Camden is an attractive urban environment at the base
of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Courthouses often become classrooms as
Camden's federal, bankruptcy, and state courthouses are within blocks from
campus. The law school facility is especially ideal for legal learning
with its state-of-the-art classrooms, a fully appointed moot courtroom, and
comfortable spaces for studying, student organizations, and social life. It also enables Rutgers to more effectively serve the
community through its clinics and centers.
at Rutgers will rise to a new level of national prominence as the faculties at
Camden and Newark seek to unify and become Rutgers Law, adopting a single curriculum, with
one set of criteria for enrolling students, from distinct and flourishing
campuses. Under this proposed Rutgers Law model, students will enjoy the widest
range of course offerings from one of the nation's largest law faculties, made
possible by cutting-edge immersive distance learning technology, and have
access to an alumni network encompassing two of the five largest legal markets
in the country, in New York and Philadelphia. We welcome you to visit us in
person or online to
learn how these new opportunities come to full fruition.
John Oberdiek, Acting Dean