MSP takes a proactive approach to help students to succeed in law school by offering legal skills development, academic support, alumni mentoring and networking, internships and other opportunities.

The Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School began shortly after the 1967 uprisings that shook a number of American cities, including Newark. Recognizing the need for a meaningful response to the immense social and legal challenges of our nation and Newark in particular, the MSP was established and welcomed its first class of 23 black students in the fall of 1968. Since then, the MSP has been instrumental in advancing our commitment to provide access to legal education to those historically under-represented in the legal profession, namely, people who have faced racial and ethnic discrimination, socioeconomic challenges, educational disadvantages, and lack of resources.

This nationally-acclaimed and highly successful post-admissions program was expanded in 2016 to our Camden location and includes more than 200 students preparing to join more than 2,500 MSP distinguished alumni in the workplace.