May 2, 2017
Around 400 students will graduate from Rutgers Law School's two locations this month.

A  U.S. Court of Appeals judge and the president of Legal Services Corporation will deliver the keynote addresses to nearly 400 graduates of Rutgers Law School during two ceremonies in May.

James Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation will be the speaker at the Rutgers Law School commencement in Camden on Thursday, May 18, and 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. 

Below are details about the Commencement ceremonies at each location:


The Rutgers Law School Camden Location’s annual Class Day Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, May 16 at 6 pm.  The evening will begin with a reception on the library bridge and our award ceremony will begin in the Clark Commons on the Law Bridge at 6:30 pm.  No registration is necessary for this event. Professional attire is requested.

Commencement ceremonies for the Camden Location will be on Thursday, May 18 at 2 pm at the BB&T Pavilion.

Directions and parking:

Rutgers Law School Camden Location graduates and guests are encouraged to take the shuttles from Fifth and Penn Streets to the BB&T Pavilion and back to the post-graduation light reception, to be held on Clark Commons on the Law Bridge.

Registration required for special accommodations for graduates and guests:

GradImages will be the official photographer for our commencement ceremonies. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours of the ceremony. If you have any questions after the ceremony about your photos, please contact the GradImages Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or

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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. 

Doors to NJPAC open at 9:30 a.m., but prior to the ceremony, students will meet at the law school by 9 a.m. to robe and process to the ceremony. Students can pick up their caps and gowns at the Barnes and Noble store at 42 Halsey Street. 

Free parking will be available at Deck I (200 University Avenue) & Deck II (166 Washington Street).  Click here for the Newark Parking Deck map

NJPAC offers parking for $25.00 or less in NJPAC parking lots A and C or in the parking garage under Military Park.  Here is the website for NJPAC parking

Please Note, no balloons are allowed inside NJPAC

Graduation Photography:

Island Photography will be providing photo coverage for your commencement.  Every graduate will be photographed during the ceremony.  Use the following link to view the photo gallery.

Enter your email and up to 6 email of your friends and family with whom you would like to share your photos.  There is absolutely no obligation to purchase.  All inquires regarding your graduation photos should be sent to or call 1.800.869.0908.  

For additional information about graduation, read our FAQs

For any questions regarding commencement including accommodations, please contact Student Affairs Coordinator Estania Rosamilla at 973-353-3069 or email:


Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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