If you would like to get involved or volunteer with the Alumni Association, please email rslnaapresident@gmail.com.

Learn about the NYC chapter of the Alumni Association.

The Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association is a separate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and a major resource for the law school. The mission of the association is to strengthen relationships among alumni and between alumni and the Law School community, and to advance the ideals, reputation, and educational goals of Rutgers Law School.

Alumni Association Gala 2021

This year's Alumni Recognition gala will be on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Maplewood Country Club. Honorees include Hymie Elhai RLAW'02,  Charles Victor McTeer RLAW '72, and Hon. Victoria Pratt RLAW '98.

Proceeds from the annual Alumni Recognition Dinner and your direct donations enable us to sponsor the annual Weintraub Lecture, the law school reception at the New Jersey State Bar Association annual meeting, and other alumni networking events in New York and New Jersey. The Alumni Association also runs a Mentoring Program, and recognizes student achievement at graduation with the Justice Henry E. Ackerson, Jr. Prize, the Alumni Senior Prize, and the Eli Jarmel Memorial Prize.

The Association has held the annual Alumni Recognition dinner since 1968, awarding the coveted Distinguished Alumni Award and the Fannie Bear Besser Award for Public Service to exceptional alumni of whom we are proud.

Volunteers are the key to success of the Alumni Association. If you would like to get involved, please contact the president. 

For students seeking funding from the Alumni Association, please fill out the funding request form.

The policies and procedures of the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association can be found in the bylaws. A separate protocol for establishing regional chapters, pursuant to the bylaws, can be found here. All Rutgers Law School graduates from Newark are automatically members of the Alumni Association. There are no membership dues, although contributions are vital to support programs and events sponsored by the Alumni Association.

July 2021: Alumni Association Remembers Professor Emeritus Frank Askin RLAW '66

October 2021: 36th Annual Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub Lecture

Alumni Association Officers
President (2021-22) Naomi Barrowclough '10
President-Elect (2022-23) Omar Bareentto '16
Immediate Past President (2020-21) Mark Makhail '13
Vice President Fabrice Charles '14
Treasurer Xiao Sun ‘11
Secretary Melissa Reilly '18


Board Trustees
Lorraine A. Abraham '74 Usma Ashraf-Khan '19
Omar Bareentto '16 Naomi Barrowclough '10
Brian Biglin '11 Cicero Brabham '11
Fabrice Charles '14 Melinda Colon-Cox '07
Patrick English '78 Ken Franklin '16
David Garber '88 Madeline Gayle '21
Marissa Kingman '14 Hon. Harriet Klein (ret.) '73
Joseph Linares '14 Mark Makhail '13
Keith Miller '93 Helen Nau '93
Zaara Bajwa Nazir '11 Michael Plata '02
Melissa Reilly '18 Maritza Rodriguez '98
Teresa "Terry" Rodriguez '97 Courtney Johnson Santer '15
Barbara Schweiger '98 Xiao Sun '11
Natalae Velez '11 Aarin Michele Williams '10


    2021-2022 Meeting Dates (All meetings begin at 6:30 PM)
    August Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    September Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    October No regular meeting
    November Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    December No regular meeting
    January Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    February Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    March Joint meeting with Camden Alumni Association – TBD
    April Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    May No regular meeting
    June Annual Business Meeting – June 28, 2022