Rutgers Law School is planning to operate completely in-person for Fall 2021.  On-campus housing will be available in limited capacity.

The entire Rutgers Law community hopes that you and your family are well as society navigates the continuing uncertainties resulting from COVID-19. While we're unable to conduct in-person visits, the Admissions and Financial Aid staff remain available to assist you as you consider Rutgers Law as a place to pursue your legal education. We encourage you to bookmark or visit this page frequently, as we will provide updates to keep you as informed as possible during the fluidity of the next few months.  We also encourage you to continue to visit the Rutgers University—Covid-19 update site as well as sites that provide critical information.

1. Are there opportunities to visit the law school?

Out of concern for all members of the law school community and visitors, all on-campus activities remain suspended.

As you consider your enrollment plans, we recognize how crucial the opportunity to engage with members of the Rutgers Law community is in that decision process.  We encourage you to look at our virtual event offferings and our calendar where you can find out what virtual law fairs we are participating in.

2. Has the Coronavirus pandemic impacted the admissions process for prospective or current applicants?

We understand that many communities are experiencing closures and restrictions of other activities that may impact personal, professional, and academic endeavors.  However, our ability to process, evaluate, and notify applicants has not been impacted. The application for fall 2021 is currently available on the Law School Admissions Council’s website with a priority deadline on March 15 and a final deadline on May 15. 

The LSAT is required with all applications and cannot be waived. Please visit www.lsac.org for current information about the administration of the LSAT and the other services provided by LSAC.

3. Has the decision notification timeline change or will there be any adjustments for Fall 2021 enrollment?

As in a typical admissions cycle, the evaluations of applications and decisions will continue to be issued on a rolling basis. We will continue to notify applicants of their decisions, initially via email and when appropriate with follow up mailings. 

4. How will you evaluate any spring grades that were assigned as Pass/No Credit or Pass/Fail? 

We realize that many colleges and universities were forced to pivot very quickly from in-person instruction to remote instruction.  In many circumstances, these institutions implemented alternative mandatory or optional grading systems. 

The review and selection process at Rutgers Law is a holistic practice, thus it is the totality of your academic record that will be most important. 

5. How are classes in the 2020-2021 academic year being delivered? 

All classes with the exception of the clinics and skills-based courses are being taught remotely. Rutgers Law School is planning to operate completely in-person for Fall 2021. On-campus housing will be available in limited capacity.

6. Are there scholarship opportunities for admitted students? 

All admitted students are considered for Rutgers Law scholarship support. If you are identified as a recipient of scholarship support, you will be notified at the time of acceptance.  However, we encourage you to look at all outside scholarship opportunities as well.

 

Financial Aid

1. When will I receive a Financial Aid Offer Letter?

We will send you a Financial Aid Offer Letter once we receive your FAFSA. The 2021-22 FAFSA became available on October 1st, 2020. Please complete it as early as possible using 2019 income information. The Award Offer Letter will contain additional information regarding the next steps in the loan process.

2. What if the scholarship I received with my acceptance letter is not on my Financial Aid Offer Letter?

Scholarships will be added to your Financial Aid Offer Letter once you pay your seat deposit and return the Scholarship Acknowledgment Form. We will then send you a revised Award Offer Letter that will include your scholarship. 
 
3. I have prior educational loans that need to be deferred. Who processes my forms?

Deferment forms are processed by the University Registrar’s Office and returned to your loan servicer once you matriculate. In-school deferment forms may be submitted electronically to the Registrar's Office to campus you are attending.

4. If I have more questions about financial aid, who should I contact?

Camden:  Director of Financial Aid  Cassandra Hunter
                                  Cassandra.hunter@rutgers.edu
Newark:   Director of Financial Aid Tai Gedeon
                                  tai.gedeon@law.rutgers.edu
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In closing, at this time of community dispersion and economic disjunction, please know that we are here for you and any questions related to your consideration and planned enrollment at Rutgers Law.  Do check back often for updated information, however, in the meantime to be in touch with the admissions office, please contact us at admissions@law.rutgers.edu.