The Clinic is the Law School's own teaching law firm staffed by faculty and students. Each year, the Law Clinics handle hundreds of cases and student attorneys provide more than 20,000 hours of free legal services to the Camden community. All of our clinics are designed to assist lower income individuals who otherwise would have difficulty obtaining representation.
At Rutgers, the term "clinic" is used to refer to a class in which students actually represent clients under the direct supervision of a full time member of the faculty. Each course includes weekly classroom sessions, supervision meetings with the faculty member, and work on assigned cases.
The Clinical Programs at the law school provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory of law to the problems of real people and to reflect on the day-to-day challenges of legal practice. Students enrolled in the Clinic have primary responsibility for the representation of clients. In addition to the tremendous learning experience, students have the opportunity to provide a much needed service to members of the community. Students will not only develop lawyering skills such as interviewing, counseling, negotiating, writing, and appellate and trial advocacy, but also are urged to scrutinize larger systemic issues within our legal system and the quality of justice.
Read: the Spring 2015 Clinic and Externship newsletter The Docket