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  The School of Law - Newark 2004-2006 Student Services Alumni Alumni Relations  

Alumni Relations

The university seeks the support of its alumni and offers them a number of services and programs. The responsibility for working with the university's entire alumni body, now numbering more than 335,000, is vested in the Department of Alumni Relations. The department has two main objectives. First, it maintains contact with Rutgers alumni, informing them of the university's programs with the hope that they will assist Rutgers in fulfilling its educational goals. Second, the department encourages alumni to continue their university friendships after graduation through social, educational, and reunion activities.

All undergraduate colleges and most graduate and professional schools have their own alumni associations that sponsor programs based on the interests of the alumni of that college. Active membership is maintained through payment of regular alumni dues. The alumni associations are represented in the Rutgers University Alumni Federation, which sponsors universitywide programs, such as homecoming, distinguished alumni awards, legislative receptions, group travel, and insurance. The Department of Alumni Relations provides guidance and administrative services to each of the college associations, as well as to a network of regional alumni clubs in New Jersey and throughout the country.

With more than 9,600 law graduates, the School of Law-Newark has a loyal and spirited body of alumni. Many of them, and others affiliated with the school, have achieved broad recognition. Paul S. Miller ('62) was executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer Inc. at the time of his retirement in 2002. Now a law professor, Ida L. Castro is former chair of the U.S. EEOC and former New Jersey Commissioner of Personnel. U.S. Congressman Robert Menendez ('79) serves the country and the state of New Jersey with distinction. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her teaching career at Rutgers and served nine years as a member of the law school faculty. Justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court include Jaynee LaVecchia ('79) and Virginia Long ('66). David L. Harris ('79) is chair of the Litigation Department at Lowenstein Sandler PC.

The Alumni Association of the School of Law-Newark sponsors a variety of annual programs for the benefit of the school, its students, and its graduates. These include an autumn dinner honoring alumni of distinction and the Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub Lecture Series in the spring. The association sponsors scholarships for law students and annually awards the Alumni Senior Prize, the Justice Henry E. Ackerson, Jr., Prize, and the Eli Jarmel Memorial Prize to graduating students. Graduates are kept informed of recent developments at the law school through the school`s annual alumni magazine, the Rutgers Tradition, and a periodic newsletter. The university publishes the award-winning Rutgers Magazine for alumni and friends of the university.

Alumni continue to have full access to the career services office and are encouraged to participate in the many programs offered to students, including the Mentoring Program, career panels, and the Lawyers' Network. The School of Law-Newark alumni relations office is located at the Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3094 (973/353-1617;

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