Making a Legal Education Accessible
The Rutgers Law School culture is one of inclusion and accessibility. Prospective students interested in enrolling on a part-time basis or who are transferring from other institutions are welcomed into our community and encouraged to set the pace for their own law school experience.
- Part-Time Program
- Transfer Students
- Visiting Students
- Veteran Students
Rutgers Law School offers a part-time program that provides students with the option to be taught by the same distinguished faculty as their full-time colleagues during a time that best coordinates with your schedule.
Evening classes are available during the week, Monday through Thursday. For part-time students' first three terms, classes typically meet three evenings per week, and may be scheduled four evenings per week.
- are subject to the same admission and academic standards as full-time students
- carry 10.5 credits per semester during the first year
- are required to complete four years of study
- will enroll in one summer session to complete the 84-credit hour requirement for graduation
- may transfer freely between the full-time and the part-time programs after their first year
Students in good standing with one full year of law studies at an ABA-accredited institution may apply for admission for the fall semester by August 1.
Reasons for the transfer should be submitted in a personal statement with the application. If enrolled at another law school during the spring semester immediately prior to seeking admission to Rutgers Law School, an official transcript of work completed during this last semester must be on file with the Office of Admissions before consideration is given.
Transfer applicants must submit:
- an official transcript, including rank in class
- a letter from the applicant's previous institution that certifies the candidate's good academic standing and eligibility to continue in the legal education program
- a letter of recommendation from one of their law professors
Students applying for the fall semester may not take summer classes at their law school as grades do not become available in time to render a decision.
Courses completed with a grade of C or better are transferable and a maximum of 41 credits may be transferred.
Students wishing to transfer mid-year should call either the Admissions Office in Camden (856-225-6102) or Newark (973-353-5554) for information.
Upperclass students at other accredited law schools may apply as visiting students for no more than one academic year's credit to transfer back to their degree-granting law school. Students must complete all the requirements listed above and also must submit a letter from the applicant's dean both authorizing the student to attend Rutgers Law School and acknowledging that the transfer credits will be accepted at the applicant's school.
Recognized as a center of excellence for veteran and military students among the nation's military services, Rutgers is committed to the academic success of its veteran student community. The Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services works to ensure that veteran, military, and eligible family member students are fully integrated into campus life and are able to take full advantage of the broad range of intellectual and cultural activities offered by Rutgers while having them share their diverse experiences with the university community.
Veterans and other persons planning to receive educational assistance benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) are advised to secure VA approval for training prior to enrollment.
In order to be certified for Veterans Educational Assistance Benefits, veterans, war orphans, widows, and dependents must present, in person, proof of enrollment to the university Office of Veterans Affairs at the beginning of each term.
Veterans planning to train under Chapter 32 VEAP, Chapter 30 of the New (Montgomery) GI Bill of 1984, or Chapter 106 for Reservists are required by the university to pay cash for tuition, fees, books, and supplies, when due. They will receive an allowance for each month of schooling, based upon credit hours and the number of dependents.