With a national reputation for excellence, the School of Law-Camden is noted for its diverse student body and distinguished faculty. Drawing from almost every state across the nation and from several foreign countries, about 750 students at the law school interact daily with people from all walks of life. Each year, approximately 200 students who have achieved academic excellence join the entering class. These students typically come from more than 140 undergraduate institutions, including Boston College, Colby, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Emory, Florida State, Georgetown, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, UCLA, USC, Texas, Tufts, Yale, and of course, Rutgers.
Students at the law school also enjoy a dynamic educational experience. The law school faculty is known for its scholarship and commitment to teaching. Recognized nationally and internationally in fields as diverse as state constitutional law, health law, professional responsibility, and legal history, the faculty incorporates interdisciplinary and innovative approaches into much of the curriculum to balance traditional legal learning with practical application. In addition to its mission of research and writing, the faculty is dedicated to community service and to the bar. Students are encouraged to work with faculty in clinical programs and pro bono public interest cases. Students also have the opportunity to interact with practicing lawyers, judges, and governmental agencies through internships, clerkships, and clinical programs.