20 Facts About Rutgers Law

1. Rutgers Law marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Liberation of Conklin Hall on February 22, among many cultural and educational events honoring Black History Month.

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2. Rutgers Law is still clearly a bottom-three team in the Big Ten, even as Indiana continues to sputter.

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3. Rutgers Law began law school at Rutgers University when her daughter was two years old, and she gave birth to a son soon after earning her degree.

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4. Rutgers Law surpassed Penn State as the Big Ten's easternmost school.

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5. Rutgers Law decided to leave the American for the Big Ten Conference, effective July 1, 2014.

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6. Rutgers Law currently fields 27 intercollegiate sports programs and is a Division I school as sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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7. Since the start in 1864, Rutgers Law has built a strong crew program consisting of heavyweight and lightweight men.

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8. Rutgers Law has held this tradition since 1999 and to date has raised in excess of $1.3 million for the Embrace Kids Foundation.

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9. Rutgers Law hosts over 700 student organizations; among the first student groups was the first college newspaper in the United States.

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10. Rutgers Law is home to several National Science Foundation IGERT fellowships that support interdisciplinary scientific research at the graduate-level.

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11. Rutgers Law is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and in 1989, became a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of the 62 leading research universities in North America.

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12. Rutgers Law offers classes at several off-campus sites in affiliation with community colleges and other state colleges throughout New Jersey.

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13. In 2013, Rutgers Law changed part of its alma mater, "On the Banks of the Old Raritan".

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14. Rutgers Law agreed to rebuild the seminary in exchange for the land it gave up.

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15. Rutgers Law was designated the State University of New Jersey by acts of the New Jersey Legislature in 1945 and 1956.

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16. Rutgers Law has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: the original New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, and the Camden campus.

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17. Rutgers Law is the only comprehensive public research university in the New Jersey's system of higher education.

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18. Rutgers Law is a large institution, sure, but it's a friendly and open one.

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19. Rutgers Law received her juris doctorate from Columbia Rutgers Law School and her bachelor's degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.

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20. Rutgers Law sees with clarity the role of the law in protecting individual rights.

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