To make a donation to the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program, click on this Donation Link. In the box marked "Other" write in: Minority Student Program Alumni Endowment Fund, Account 600000.
MSP is a nationally acclaimed and highly successful post-admissions program that serves students of any race or ethnicity who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships. The program takes a proactive approach to help students to succeed in law school by offering legal skills development, academic support, alumni mentoring and networking, internships and other opportunities.
This program has been a leading force in diversifying both legal education and the legal profession. Originally geared toward students of color, it is now open to any student who can demonstrate a history of socioeconomic or educational disadvantage.
If you have a story or memory about MSP that you'd like to share to be featured on the website and at the MSP50 Celebration, you can submit it at this link just like Yvonne Smith Segars '84 did.
"I have many fond memories of my years in the MSP program. Those late night study groups with four or five people created a bond that has lasted for over 30 years, which I cherish immensely," - Yvonne Smith Segars '84, former Public Defender, and Professor at Kean University.
Marcia Wilson Brown ‘94, Vice Chancellor for External and Governmental Relations at Rutgers University-Newark and former MSP Dean, wrote a poem commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the Minority Student Program (MSP) in 2000, which is reprinted below.
In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the Minority Student Program, Faculty MSP Chair David Troutt conducted the first of three charrettes or focus groups with representatives of alumni drawn from the years 1971 through 1985.
Standing: Hon. Alberto Rivas '85, Yvonne Segars '84, David Harris '79, Margarita Echevarria '77, Felipe Chavana '76, Patricia Weston Rivera '78, Alan Dexter Bowman '76, Norman Epting '79, Hon. Thomas W. Sumners, Jr. '84. Seated: Dean Ronald K. Chen '83, Hon. Sue Pai Yang '84, MSP Dean Yvette Bravo-Weber.