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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 973-353-5346 in Newark and Professor Barbara Gotthelf, Director of Externship, in Camden at email@example.com 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 March 29, 2017 Externship Information Session in Camden: http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/av-request/38796/e8f8ecd5a8