Rutgers Law Given $1M to Promote Public-Interest Jobs

Rutgers Law is seeing the value in funding public interest summer jobs for their students.

News Story (New Jersey)

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
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Tags: Law Schools, Law Students


Students at Rutgers University’s two law campuses will have new opportunities to pursue public-interest positions because of a $1 million alumnus donation.

The school has established the Maida Public Interest Scholars Program with money from James Maida, who graduated from the Rutgers School of Law–Camden in 1990, and his wife Sharon.

As many as 40 law students next year will receive $5,000 to work in public-interest law summer jobs around New Jersey. The program will also fund a one-year postgraduate fellowship for a Rutgers Law alumnus working in public-interest law.