A limited number of Camden-based entering first-year students with a demonstrated commitment to using their legal skills for the public good in a substantial way through public service will be selected for our elite Social Justice Scholars (SJS) Program. The SJS Program provides financial support and professional development opportunities throughout law school. If selected, you will carry the designation of "Social Justice Scholar." Scholars are not required to commit to careers in public service but do commit to prioritizing social justice throughout their careers. For a complete list of benefits and responsibilities, please see the Social Justice Scholars Program Description.
Application and Selection Process
Only those who have been admitted to Rutgers Law as a Camden-based student are eligible to apply for the SJS Program. The SJS Selection Committee, including current SJS members and SJS alumni, will review applicants on a rolling basis according to the timetable below. We encourage you to submit the SJS application as early as possible.
Priority Due Date: March 1
Second Due Date: April 1
Third Due Date: June 1
Admission is competitive, and SJS applicants may be invited to interview by video or phone. The SJS application must be completed in one sitting (you cannot save it and complete it later). For more information about the Social Justice Scholars Program, or public interest activities in general, please visit the Rutgers Law website and/or contact Jill Friedman, Associate Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-225-6263.