Students gain real-world experience at field placement assignments and work under the supervision of a practicing attorney.

Rutgers Law students have the opportunity to get real-world experience, learn outside of the classroom, and work closely with judges and practicing lawyers through the Field Placement Program. Field placements include governmental, public interest, and nonprofit organizations where students earn academic credit under the guidance of a faculty adviser. This allows students to research a particular field, deal with issues of professional responsibility, get on-site supervision from a practicing attorney, and gain practical experience that builds upon their law school education. Students participate in field placement experiences at many places; from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, to Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield.