CLE: Obtaining Post-Conviction Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

This program will provide an overview of the legal process for volunteer attorneys to assist survivors of human trafficking in vacating their criminal convictions that resulted from their victimization. Criminal records are often used against survivors, impacting employment, housing, family court matters and immigration. Under New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act, survivors can petition to have their records cleared if they can show that their crimes arose from their victimization.

Commencement in Newark

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Off Campus

The  Honorable Patty Shwartz, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, will speak at the Rutgers Law School ceremony in Newark on Friday, May 26. 

Rutgers Law School Graduation Ceremony in Newark will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) at 1 Center Street in Newark on Friday, May 26 from 10 12 p.m. 

After the ceremony at NJPAC, students and their families are invited back to the law school for a short toast. 

Conference on Youth Development and Juvenile Justice

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

The Second Annual Conference on Youth Development and Juvenile Justice is being held in Room 70 at the Center for Law and Justice on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and Rutgers Law School Dean Ron Chen will give opening remarks. The morning lecture will be at 10 a.m. by Steven Drizin, JD, Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law School, whose talk is titled, "Brendan Dassey: A True Story of a False Confession."