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Field placement students have worked with the Office of Homeland Security and the state Attorney General.

Rutgers Law students have the opportunity to get real-world experience, learn outside of the classroom, and work closely with 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 or Externship Director. 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; some are listed below.

Sample Field Placement Locations

  • ASCAP (New York, NY)
  • Atlantic County Department of Law (Atlantic City, NJ)
  • A Better Balance: The Work & Family Legal Center (New York, NY)
  • City of Camden Law Department (Camden, NJ)
  • City of Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights (Philadelphia)
  • City of Philadelphia Law Department (Philadelphia)
  • Camden Center for Law and Social Justice (Camden, NJ)
  • Camden County College General Counsel (Blackwood, NJ)
  • Community Health Law Project (Collingswood, NJ)
  • Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (Camden, NJ)
  • Department of Homeland Security (Philadelphia)
  • Earthjustice (New York, NY)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Federal Public Defender, District of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
  • Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region (New York, NY)
  • FINRA (Woodbridge, NJ)
  • FINRA – Dept. of Enforcement (Philadelphia)
  • HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
  • Human Rights Foundation (New York, NY)
  • Kids in Need of Defense (Roseland, NJ)
  • Internal Revenue Service (Philadelphia)
  • Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund (Trenton, NJ)
  • Lourdes Health System (Camden, NJ)
  • Mazzoni Center, LGBTQ Legal Services (Philadelphia)
  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs (Newark, NJ)
  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety (Trenton, NJ)
  • New York City Law Department (New York, NY)
  • New York Liquidation Bureau (New York, NY)
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General (New York, NY)
  • NJIT Office of General Counsel (Newark, NJ)
  • Office of Attorney Ethics (Trenton, NJ)
  • Office of the NJ Attorney General (Trenton, NJ)
  • Pro Bono Partnership (Parsippany, NJ)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Norristown, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project (Philadelphia)
  • Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (Philadelphia)
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
  • Rutgers University Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • The Committee of Seventy (Philadelphia)
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc. (Philadelphia)
  • U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (New York, NY)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office – Civil Division (Philadelphia)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Newark, NJ)
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (Philadelphia)
  • Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)

(A complete listing of available Field Placements in Camden and Philadelphia can be accessed through the Field Placements in Camden link, below.) 

For more information on the Field Placement Program, contact Associate Dean Andrew Rossner at arossner@kinoy.rutgers.edu 973-353-5346 in Newark and Professor Barbara Gotthelf, Director of Externship, in Camden at barbara.gotthelf@rutgers.edu 856-225-6692. For information regarding Judicial Externship, click on the tab under "Real-World Experience" for "Judicial Externship."

For other real-world experience during law school, Rutgers Law also offers pro bono and public interest opportunities and judicial externships. 

This video link will take you to a recording of the 10.20.16 Externship Information Session in Camden:  http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/av-request/36542/f3a73822f0

Note:  We will begin making placements for the Spring semester in Camden on November 7, 2016.