Two alumni from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in the U.S. Senate
With the election of Elizabeth Warren to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Rutgers School of Law-Newark now boasts two of its distinguished alumni in this august body.
Robert Menendez, a member of the United States Senate from New Jersey since 2006, grew up in Union City, N.J. A graduate of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1979, Menendez was elected as the first Latino U.S. Congressman from New Jersey in 1993. Read more.
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 most influential women attorneys in America, graduated from the School of Law-Newark in 1976, and returned in 2011 to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rutgers University. She has been a professor at Harvard Law School since the early 1990s. Read more and watch a video interview with Warren about her experiences at Rutgers-Newark.
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Interim Chancellor: Philip Yeagle
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 20+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2012)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement