The faculty-led academic centers at Rutgers Law School produce groundbreaking scholarship and cutting-edge work in a wide range of scholarly fields, creating ideas and solutions in important policy and legal issues.

Center for Corporate Law and Governance

The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance is an interdisciplinary forum for research, analysis, and discussion of current issues in corporate law and governance.

Center for Gender Justice & Law (CGJL)

The Rutgers Center for Gender Justice & Law serves as a cross-sector hub for students, faculty, policymakers, and practitioners dedicated to gender- and sexuality-based equity in law and policy domestically and internationally. 

Center for Government Compliance and Ethics

The Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics (RCGCE) seeks to advance the application of effective ethics and compliance program principles as an element of public governance at the federal, state, and local levels in the United States and worldwide. 

Center for Immigrant Justice 

The CIJ at Rutgers University explores contemporary and historical immigration and citizenship laws to better understand the complex ways that law and society determine who belongs in the United States.

Center on Law, Inequality & Metropolitan Equity (CLiME)

The Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality & Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) is committed to studying the role of law and policy in encouraging or inhibiting opportunity based on place.  

Center for Risk and Responsibility

The Center for Risk & Responsibility explores the ways in which society makes choices about risk, its proper allocation, and compensation for the harm caused when risks materialize.

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Center for Security, Race and Rights

The Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR) will examine civil rights law and policy that disproportionately affect Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities in the United States through an interdisciplinary and cross-community approach.

Center for State Constitutional Studies

The Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers-Camden is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to promoting public understanding of American state constitutions and of sub-national constitutions in other federal systems.

  Center for State Health Policy

The Center for State Health Policy is an initiative within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research with a mission to inform, support, and stimulate state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation.

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Center on Criminal Justice, Youth, Rights, and Race

The Rutgers University-Newark Center on Criminal Justice, Youth Rights, and Race (formerly the Center on Youth Justice and Human Development) is a collaborative center for engaged scholarship on youth violence and juvenile justice with both local and national impact.

Institute for Information Policy & Law

The Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL) is an interdisciplinary venture based at the Camden campus of Rutgers Law School. RIIPL is designed to promote research, innovation, and education in the increasingly important field of information policy.

Institute for Law & Philosophy

The primary purpose of the Institute for Law & Philosophy is to advance knowledge and understanding of philosophically significant legal topics, both in normative legal theory and in analytical jurisprudence.  

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The Inclusion Project

Working to advance racial inclusion and equity using multiple tools of law, social science research, community engagement and media. 

Rutgers Center for Transnational Law 

The Center for Transnational Law offers a space for academic reflection and practical application on the intersection of international, comparative, and domestic law.   Such intersection creates both opportunities and challenges that the Center seeks to address.  We take advantage of the rich diversity that the Rutgers Law faculty offers to provide students a deeper and more complex understanding of the law, whether they go to private practice or public service.