After graduating cum laude from Stockton University, Eric Garcia RLAW ’21 said he was attracted to Rutgers Law School because of its affordable price and location that allowed him to make legal connections in both New Jersey and Philadelphia.
While at law school, Garcia served as a Staff Editor and Managing Articles Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also participated in the Hunter Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition and took part in externships with Judge Robert Kugler at the U.S. District Court. In the spring of 2021, he was a legal extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District in Pennsylvania.
“My experience at Rutgers Law helped me develop the skills necessary to be a strong advocate,” he said. “Rutgers Law offers many opportunities to perfect one's legal writing and advocacy skills.”
After graduation, Garcia will be clerking for Justice Faustino Fernandez-Vina at the New Jersey Supreme Court. When his clerkship is over, he will become a litigation associate at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Cherry Hill.
A participant in the Minority Student Program, Garcia had this advice for other students, “Never give up. Law school is hard, especially the first month. It is a completely different way of learning you will be exposed to. You should never hesitate to ask a question or talk to the professor if you don't understand something because I can guarantee that you will not be the only one struggling."