Meet Aaron Creuz who graduated from Rutgers Law School in Camden in 2016. He now works as an associate at Littler Mendelson P.C.
How did Rutgers Law - activities, professors, classes, prepare you for what you are doing now?
More than anything, the high caliber of the professors at Rutgers prepared me for my career. This dedicated group of professionals took a true interest in educating students rather than simply going through the motions. They consistently went above and beyond to ensure that we had an excellent experience and learned how we can use our skills to not only build a career, but also contribute to society.
What were you involved in at Rutgers Law?
The Honorable James Hunter III Moot Court Program Competition Winner and Best Brief Award; RUTGERS JOURNAL OF LAW & RELIGION – Lead Research, Writing, & Communications Editor; Student Bar Association – Class President, 2015-16; Treasurer, 2014-15; 1L Representative; Teaching Assistant – Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I & II; Alternate Spring Break Club – Treasurer. Graduated with a bachelor's degree from The College of New Jersey.
What do you wish you knew as a law student you'd like to tell current law students?
It is important to understand that law school is different for everyone. Law students often hear that everything has to be done a certain way to be successful. They're told you have to analyze cases a certain way, or study on a certain schedule, or take certain classes at various times. It's not true. Everyone is different, so law school is different for everyone. You have to find what works for you to make the most of the experience.
Why is it important for young alumni to stay engaged at Rutgers - does it help those coming up?
It is critical that young alumni stay engaged at Rutgers. This year, the Alumni Association mobilized to assist students facing particularly difficult circumstances due to the effects of the pandemic. As a result of that involvement, students struggling through no fault of their own were able to receive crucial support during their time of need. Law school is hard enough without having to worry about things like this, and I am proud of the involvement of young alumni in doing their part to help alleviate this to a degree. Rutgers is a community and members of communities support one another.