Camden and Newark are two of New Jersey's most vibrant city locations. Camden's students enjoy the picturesque waterfront and the cultural and historic offerings of downtown Philadelphia, such as Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Zoo. Newark's students are within walking distance of the Newark Museum, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Express, a new performing arts venue that opened in January 2017, and the Prudential Center ("the Rock") home to the NJ Devils. Both locations offer convenient access to restaurants, farmers markets, pubs, cafes, and train stations. Each law school also benefits from their location on a Rutgers University campus-- with dining, housing, transportation, and other support services at a student's fingertips.
A variety of convenient and affordable housing opportunities are available for Rutgers Law School students. Camden offers new graduate housing a block from the law school at 330 Cooper, apartments in hip Philly neighborhoods are located 10 minutes from campus, and more suburban options in New Jersey are accessible via the RiverLINE. In Newark, 15 Washington Street, a graduate residence hall with state-of-the-art apartments and workout and study rooms, opened in 2016. The former home of the law school until 2000, the iconic landmark structure is a six-minute walk away. An influx of market-rate apartments in the downtown area and a new Whole Foods supermarket a block away from the law school in Newark make living and shopping close to the law school convenient. Both downtown locations have train stations connecting suburban neighborhoods for commuter students and easy access to major highways.
There are many opportunities to participate in activities at the law school outside of the classroom. Seven law journals cover cutting-edge topics such as race and the law, law and public policy, computer and technology law, law and religion, and women's rights. The prestigious Rutgers Law Journal is jointly produced by students in Camden and Newark. Rutgers fields teams to compete regionally, nationally, and internationally in mock trial, appellate moot court, mediation, negotiation, and arbitration competitions. Working under the tutelage of experienced trial attorneys who also are law professors, students gain valuable litigation, oral advocacy, and mediation skills. In 2017, students from both Camden and Newark took part in an appellate advocacy contest before a panel of judges that included a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Each campus boasts an array of student organizations, ranging from specific areas of law to other areas such as LGBTQ, runners' groups, cultural organizations, etc. The Student Bar Associations at each location are the focal point for student organizations.
For more information, please visit https://law.rutgers.edu/student-life.