Rutgers Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools

Rutgers Law School builds on more than 100 years of providing legal education in New Jersey. Merged from its two legacy institutions in Camden and Newark as one law school in July 2015, Rutgers Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association for American Law Schools (AALS).

As part of its accreditation process of law schools, the ABA collects data during each fall academic semester to generate the ABA Standard 509 report to share directly with prospective students the following consumer information:

  • Admissions data
  • Tuition and fees, living expenses, and financial aid
  • Enrollment and ethnicity
  • Total number of full-time and part-time faculty and staff
  • Class sizes
  • Total amount of seminar, clinical, and cocurricular offerings
  • Bar passage rates

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Our ABA 509 Standard Report

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information is addressed on our Academics at Rutgers Law School page.

Transfer Policy

Credit Transfer Policy details are available on our Transfer Students page.  

Employment Outcomes

Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

Bar Passage