The Social Justice Scholars (SJS) Program is an elite scholarship program for students at our Camden location with a commitment to public service and social justice.
Rutgers Law School is committed to promoting public interest law through a variety of programs and opportunities for our students. Each year, Rutgers Law recognizes a small cohort of incoming students at the Camden location as Social Justice Scholars. These students demonstrate an exceptional commitment to public service and are most likely to dedicate their legal careers to working on social justice causes and on behalf of underserved communities. Only a limited number of students receive this distinction, which carries the following benefits and responsibilities.
Social Justice Scholar Benefits
Social Justice Scholar Responsibilities
SJS alumni have earned Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and more!
Social Justice Scholars since the program was founded.
Thousands of pro bono hours completed by SJSs.
Faculty mentors matched with every SJS.
SJSs have spent their summers as funded public interest and government interns at a wide variety of organizations, including:
Meet the current mentors of Camden-based Social Justice Scholars:
*Also takes the lead in managing the mentor match process.