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The School of Law‑Newark is an institution with a talented and diverse faculty and student body. Rutgers living alumni, now numbering over 8,000, hold positions of prominence in legal and political circles. Our graduates serve in the U.S. Senate, on the New Jersey Supreme Court, in the Governor's Cabinet, and in many other prominent judicial and public and private sector positions. As leaders of the bench and the bar, Rutgers graduates have established a national reputation for public service and the highest ethical standards. As an institution, the School of Law‑Newark is dedicated to improving the quality of justice for all persons in society.


At the law school there is the opportunity to develop the analytical and practical skills needed in law practice and in related fields. Students work on pending law cases in our eight law clinics. Faculty members, who are nationally recognized scholars and experts in their fields, work to help students achieve their full potential. Rutgers is a challenging and exciting place to learn the law.


Rutgers School of Law‑Newark aspires to be the premier public law school in the Northeast. We attract students who want to make a difference in society. Our progressive tradition reaches back over many decades. With added strengths in business and transactional law, Rutgers graduates are prepared to work on Wall Street or the Main Streets of cities and towns across the country. Our global legal studies program allows students to study abroad with some of the finest law faculties in the world.


The School of Law‑Newark, the oldest law school in the state, opened in 1908 as a proprietary institution, the New Jersey Law School. Over the next decades the school became an institution of national stature. Its library expanded to become the most comprehensive collection in northern New Jersey, and its faculty tripled in size. In the 1960s, the law school pioneered in developing clinical education and in providing the opportunity to study law to women and minority groups. After outgrowing several buildings in downtown Newark, in 2000 it moved to the new Center for Law and Justice on the University's Newark campus, and now occupies one of the most advanced academic facilities among American Law Schools.


Part of the Newark campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the Law School is within blocks of the Newark Public Library, the Newark Museum, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The social, cultural, professional and educational opportunities of the area combine to provide a fitting location for the study of law.


Qualities that typify Rutgers School of Law‑Newark include its outstanding legal education, its nationally recognized faculty, very diverse student body, exceptional clinical program, and affordable tuition. The professional interests, goals, and outlooks of students are more varied here than at most law schools. Similarly, there is diversity in the background, professional experience, extracurricular work, and scholarship of the faculty. Rutgers School of Law‑Newark has the first New Jersey chapter of the Order of the Coif, the national honor society for law students.


The Faculty of Law


Members of Rutgers School of Law‑Newark faculty are committed to the law and to excellence in legal education. These shared commitments unite a group of independent individuals otherwise known for their diversity. They are graduates of law schools throughout the country and have brought to Rutgers a variety of backgrounds in private law practice, public interest law practice, and government service. These differences in legal training and experience enable the faculty to expose students to different teaching methods and different approaches to law. The faculty's research and writing are focused on new and developing issues of law, such as feminist and race studies, alternate methods of dispute resolution, law and urban studies, and new theories of the corporation. Their work takes them around the globe on matters such as constitutional rights in developing countries, international environmental law, and models of transnational organization in the post‑Cold War world. Outside the law school, many faculty members serve on professional committees and participate in community activities.



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STUART L. DEUTSCH, (Dean and Professor of Law), Education: University of Michigan (B.A.); Yale (J.D.); Harvard (LL.M.). COURSES: Environmental Law, Property.

FRANK ASKIN, (Professor of Law, Robert E. Knowlton Scholar and Director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic), Education: City College of New York (B.A.); Rutgers (J.D.). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Election Law, Public Interest Advocacy.


CHARLES I. AUFFANT, (Associate Clinical Professor of Law), Education: Lehman College, CUNY (B.A.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.).


PAUL AXEL‑LUTE, (Deputy Director & Collection Development Librarian), Education: Brandeis (B.A.); Rutgers (M.L.S.).


ALLAN AXELROD, (William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus), Education: University of Michigan (B.A.); Yale (LL.B.). COURSES: Property.


CARLOS A. BALL, (Professor of Law), Education: Tufts University (B.A.); Columbia University School of Law (J.D.); Cambridge University (LL.M.). COURSES: Property, Land Use, Theory of Property Rights, Sexual Orientation and the Law.


BERNARD W. BELL, (Professor of Law and Herbert Hannoch Scholar and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty), Education: Harvard (B.A., cum laude); Stanford (J.D.). COURSES: Torts, Legislation, Administrative Law, Law and Mass Communications.


KARIMA BENNOUNE, (Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickson Scholar), Education: Brown (B.A.); Michigan (M.A.); Michigan (J.D., cum laude). COURSES: International Law and a Just World Order, International Human Rights, International Law and Terrorism.


VERA BERGELSON, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Moscow State University (Diploma); Institute of Slavic and Balkin Studies (Ph.D.); Pennsylvania (J.D., cum laude). COURSES: Criminal Law, Property, Privacy.


JOSH BLANK, (Assistant Professor of Law), Education: New York University (B.A.); Harvard Law School (J.D.); New York University (LL.M.). COURSES: Taxation (Individual and Corporate), Federal Income Tax, Federal Income Tax Corporations and Shareholders, Tax Policy, Taxpayer Compliance, Tax and Social Norms.


CYNTHIA BLUM, (Professor of Law, Robert E. Knowlton  Scholar, and Co‑Director, Federal Tax Clinic), Education: Harvard (J.D., magna cum laude). COURSES: Federal Income Taxation, Federal Income Tax‑Corporations and Shareholders, International Tax, Tax Policy.


ALFRED W. BLUMROSEN, (Thomas A. Cowan Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus), Education: Michigan (B.A., J.D.).


NORMAN L. CANTOR, (Professor of Law and Justice Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar Emeritus), Education: Princeton (A.B., cum laude); Columbia (J.D., magna cum laude). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Legal Aspects of Death and Dying.


ESTHER CANTY‑BARNES, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Special Education Law Clinic), Education: Bennett College (B.A.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.).


LAURA COHEN, (Clinical Professor of Law, Urban Legal Clinic), Education: Rutgers (B.A., summa cum laude); Columbia (J.D.). COURSES: Juvenile Justice.


MARJORIE E. CRAWFORD, (Head of Technical and Automated Services), Education: Rutgers (B.A., M.L.I.S.).


CHARLES DAVENPORT, (Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickson Scholar Emeritus), Education: Chico State College (A.B.); Harvard (J.D.). COURSES: Federal Income Taxation, Estate and Gift Taxation, Tax Policy.


DONNA I. DENNIS, (Professor of Law and Justice Frederick Hall Scholar), Education: Yale (B.A., M.A.); Columbia (J.D.); Princeton (Ph.D.). COURSES: Business Associations, Legal History, Securities and Market Regulation.


CLAIRE MOORE DICKERSON, (Distinguished Visiting Lowenstein Professor in Corporate and Business Law), admitted to bar, 1975, New York. Education: Wellesley College (A.B.); Columbia Law School (J.D.); New York University School of Law (LL.M.). COURSES: Business Associations, Contracts, International Business Transactions.


JON DUBIN, (Professor of Law Alfred C. Clapp Public Service Scholar, and Director of Clinical Programs), Education: Dartmouth (A.B.); New York University (J.D.). COURSES: Administrative Law, Poverty Law, Urban Legal Clinic.


JACK FEINSTEIN, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Urban Legal Clinic), Education: Rutgers College (B.A.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.).


GARY L. FRANCIONE, (Professor of Law and Nicholas de. B. Katzenbach Scholar), Education: University of Rochester (B.A.); Virginia (M.A.; J.D.). COURSES: Torts, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Animal Rights.


SANDY FREUND, (Clinical Professor of Law and Co‑Director, Federal Clinic), Education: SUNY at Stony Brook (B.A.); Hofstra (J.D.); New York University (LL.M.).


HELEN A. GARTEN, (Professor of Law and Alan Schwarz Scholar), Education: Princeton (A.B.); Harvard (J.D.). COURSES: Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Banking Regulation, Financial Institutions.


ANNA GELPERN, (Associate Professor), born July 7, 1967, Leningrad, USSR; admitted to bar, 1995, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1988); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1992); London School of Economics & Political Science (M.S.C., 1993). COURSES: International Law, International Finance, Commercial Law, Banking.


STEVE C. GOLD, (Assistant Professor of Law), Education: Harvard College (A.B.); Yale Law School (J.D.). COURSES: Environmental Law.


CARLOS GONZALEZ, (Professor of Law and Herbert Hannoch Scholar), Education: Michigan (B.A.); Yale (J.D.). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Torts, Legislation.


STUART GREEN, (Louis B. Portorie Professor of Law), Education: Tufts University (B.A.); Yale Law School (J.D.). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I & II, White Collar Crime, Legal Ethics.


DAVID HABER, (Professor of Law Emeritus), Education: City College of New York (B.A.); Yale (LL.B.). COURSES: Property, Law and Humanities.


ADIL HAQUE, (Assistant Professor of Law), Education: Georgetown University (A.B.); Yale Law School (J.D.). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Islamic Legal Theory.


TANYA K. HERNANDEZ, (Visiting Professor for Spring 2009), Education: Brown University (A.B.); Yale Law School (J.D.). COURSES: Property, Trusts and Estates, Race and the Law.


ROBERT C. HOLMES, (Clinical Professor of Law, Deputy Director of Clinical Programs, and Director, Community Law Clinic), Education: Cornell (A.B.); Harvard (J.D.).


ALAN HYDE, (Professor of Law and Sidney Reitman Scholar), Education: Stanford (A.B.); Yale (J.D.). COURSES: Labor Law, Employment Law, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Immigration and Naturalization.


JONATHAN M. HYMAN, (Professor of Law and Clapp Public Service Scholar), Education: Harvard (A.B.); Yale (LL.B.). COURSES: Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Contracts, Negotiation, Mediation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution.


CHARLES JONES, (Associate Professor of Law Emeritus), Education: University of Illinois (J.D.); Harvard (M.P.A.). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law II, Race Theory Law.


JOHN R. KETTLE, (Clinical Professor of Law, Community Law Clinic), Education: Bloomfield College (B.S., magna cum laude); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.). COURSES: Copyright & Trademark, Entertainment Law, Contracts.


SUZANNE A. KIM, (Associate Professor of Law), born Los Angeles, California; admitted to bar, 2001, New York. Education: Yale College (B.A., 1996); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Family Law, Gender Law.


HOWARD LATIN, (Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar), Education: Brandeis (B.A.); University of California at Berkeley (J.D.). COURSES: Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Torts, Products Liability, Law and Economics.


JOHN LEUBSDORF, (Professor of Law and Judge Frederick B. Lacey Distinguished Scholar), Education: Harvard (B.A.; J.D.); Stanford (M.A., 1964). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Transnational Litigation.


SUSAN LYONS, (Government Documents and Reference Librarian), Education: SUNY (B.A.); Queens College (M.L.S.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.).


RANDI MANDELBAUM, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Child Advocacy Clinic), Education: Brandeis (B.S.); Washington College of Law (J.D.); Georgetown University (LL.M.).


GREGORY A. MARK, (Professor of Law, Justice Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar and Associate Dean for Institutional Affairs), Education: Butler University (B.A.); Harvard (M.A.); Chicago (J.D.). COURSES: Business Associations, Corporate Finance, Contracts.


SAUL MENDLOVITZ, (Dag Hammarskjold Professor of Peace and World Order Studies Emeritus), Education: Syracuse (B.A.); Chicago (M.A.; J.D.). COURSES: International Law, and a Just World Order, Law and Humanities.


ERNEST NARDONE, (Director of Legal Research and Writing Program), Education: Rutgers (B.A.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.).


BRANDON PARADISE, (Assistant Professor of Law), Education: University of Southern California (B.A.); Yale Law School (J.D.). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility.


JOHN M. PAYNE, (Professor of Law and Justice Frederick W. Hall Scholar), Education: Yale (B.A.); Harvard (J.D.). COURSES: Land Use, Constitutional Law, Torts, Current Supreme Court Term Seminar.


TWILA L. PERRY, (Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Scholar), Education: Mount Holyoke College (B.A.); Columbia University School of Social Work (M.S.W.); New York University (J.D.). COURSES: Torts, Family Law, Children and the Law, Race, Gender, and Tort Law.


JAMES POPE, (Professor of Law and Sidney Reitman Scholar), Education: Harvard (A.B.; J.D.); Princeton (Ph.D.). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Labor Law, Labor Law History, Civil Disobedience.


LOUIS RAVESON, (Professor of Law), Education: Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.). COURSES: Urban Legal Clinic, Evidence, Contracts, Trial Presentation.


CAROL A. ROEHRENBECK, (Associate Dean & Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law), Education: Delaware (B.A.); Rutgers (M.L.S.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.). COURSES: Advanced Legal Research.


ANDREW JAMES ROTHMAN, (Assistant Dean of Student Services), admitted to bar, 1990, New Jersey; 1991, New York. Education: Yale (B.A., 1976); University of Pennsylvania (M.F.A., 1982); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Contracts, Non Profit Corporations, Professional Responsibility, Advanced Contracts, New Jersey Practice, Clinical Teaching.


SABRINA SAFRIN, (Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickson Scholar), Education: Pomona College (B.A., magna cum laude); University of California at Berkeley (J.D.). COURSES: Patent Law, International Law and a Just World Order, Contracts.


DIANA SCLAR, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Stanford University (A.B.); University of California‑Berkeley (J.D.). COURSES: Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, Property.


KEITH SHARFMAN, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Johns Hopkins (B.A.); Chicago (J.D.). COURSES: Antitrust, Law & Economics, Bankruptcy, Corporate Finance.


ANNAMAY SHEPPARD, (Alfred Clapp Service Professor Emerita), Education: Cornell (B.S., M.S.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.). COURSES: Civil Liberties.


PETER SIMMONS, (University Professor), Education: University of California at Berkeley (A.B.; LL.B.). COURSES: Property, Land‑Use Controls, Housing and Policy.


ALFRED SLOCUM, (Professor of Law Emeritus), Education: Newark College of Engineering (B.S.); Rutgers School of Law‑Newark (J.D.); Yale (LL.M.). COURSES: Property, Civil Rights.


GEORGE THOMAS, (Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Distinguished Scholar), Education: University of Tennessee (B.S.); University of Iowa (M.F.A.; J.D.); Washington University (LL.M.; J.S.D.). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication, Criminal Procedure, Trusts & Estates.


PAUL L. TRACTENBERG, (Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Alfred C. Clapp Service Professor), Education: Wesleyan (B.A.); University of Michigan (J.D.). COURSES: Education Law, Contracts.


DAVID D. TROUTT, (Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar), Education: Stanford (B.A.); Harvard (J.D., cum laude). COURSES: Torts, Business Torts and Intellectual Property, Community Economic Development, and Seminar on Race, Literature and Critical Theory.


JENNIFER ROSEN VALVERDE, (Assistant Clinical Professor, Special Education Clinic), Education: Wesleyan (B.A.); School of Social Work, Loyola (M.A.); Loyola (J.D.).


PENNY VENETIS, (Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director, Constitutional Litigation Clinic), Education: Barnard College (B.A.); Columbia (M.A.); Boston College (J.D., cum laude).


MARK S. WEINER, (Professor of Law and Sidney I. Reitman Scholar), Education: Stanford (A.B.); Yale (J.D., Ph.D.). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Legal History.