Eric R. Neisser Award Winner Victor Monterrosa, Jr. ’14, center, is flanked by Dean Ron Chen, left, Prof. Jeena Shah, right, Asst. Dean Susan Feathers, and Prof. Charles Auffant, far right.

Students are Rutgers Law School are committed to social justice and serving the public interest.

Through a variety of programs, law students spend their time and energy working as advocates and taking part in activities that help the larger community.

Rutgers Law is proud of two long-standing public interest traditions: The Mary Philbrook Public Interest Awards, which honor outstanding public interest advocates and First Monday, which recognizes the beginning of the term of the Supreme Court of the United States, by hosting a thought-provoving symposium or panel on a contemporary issue being considered by the court, including voting rights and affirmative action.