Law Students

Rutgers to Proceed with Law School Merger
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark will reunify to create one Rutgers Law School.

Summary: After a few years of planning and debate, Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden will merge to create one law school.

Rutgers University’s Board of Governors approved a merger between the Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden law schools on Thursday, NJ.com reports. The merger must be approved by the American Bar Association before it can be finalized.

  
What
Where


The new Rutgers Law School would start using a single application for acceptance beginning this fall for the incoming 2016 class. Students would not have to go to classes on both campuses, but they would have the option to remotely attend classes on the campuses by video.

Read about the merger discussions here.

Dean John Oberdiek, the Rutgers Law-Camden acting dean, said that the merger is an “ambitious play in legal education.” Students on both campuses will be able to further their career searches and learn from an increased selection of faculty. He added, “Rutgers Law School will be greater than the sum of its parts and will strengthen the reputation of a Rutgers legal education.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




In 2013, the Camden campus was fined and censured by the American Bar Association.

According to Rutgers Today, the new school will boast over 100 faculty members, whose strengths include public interest law, corporate and business law, criminal law, and health law. Additionally, a comprehensive curriculum will be developed and will include use of the latest technology.



Do you think the merger will be successful?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Two co-deans will lead the new school, and will report in occasionally to chancellors at each university to ensure the transition is going smoothly. The deans will still have their individual authority over each law school, but they will now also work with the university senior vice president for academic affairs in a collaborative manner.

Law school leadership first introduced the idea of a merger in 2011. The two Rutgers campuses have operated independently since 1967. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the 2011 merger was put on hold when Governor Chris Christie suggested a merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University, located in a nearby city. However, that merger did not go through.

Last year, Rutgers-Newark created a fellowship for its graduates.

The new school will have over 1,000 students, and will be one of the country’s biggest law schools.

Although the law school will have start-up expenses, such as promotion and marketing, the school expects to save money over the long term.

Source: NJ.com

Photo credit: NJ.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Commercial Litigation Counsel with Portable Business

USA-MI-Birmingham

Detroit area office is seeking a counsel level commercial litigation attorney with $200,000+ in port...

Apply Now

Senior Labor and Employment Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks senior labor and employment litigation associate attorney wit...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of our client, a Chambers ranked law firm, is actively seeking associates to...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Family Law Attorney

USA-MI-Northville

  FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.  AV rated law firm in Northville is seeking an attorney with min...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City Medical Malpractice defense firm seeks a junior and a mid level associate for busy lit...

Apply now

Litigation Associate

USA-CA-Ventura

Profile Respected Ventura County law firm seeks litigation associate who can effectively and effi...

Apply now

Senior Attorney

USA-PA-Bristol

Senior Attorney Position With Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a Nonprofit Environmental Organizatio...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top