How does Rutgers Law School maintain its status as one of the best in the nation? By making sure its students have the support they need to succeed.
On Sept. 21, the law school announced that all of its graduating students will receive comprehensive test prep for the bar exam – for free – through a new partnership with educational services provider Kaplan.
The partnership, which will begin with the class of 2024, extends through the 2025-2026 academic year.
“Rutgers Law School students will benefit tremendously from our partnership with Kaplan,” Rutgers Law School Dean Johanna Bond said in a statement. “As our institutional partner, Kaplan joins the dedicated Rutgers faculty and staff in our efforts to support students throughout their law school experience and after they graduate and prepare for the bar exam.”
Kimberly Batrice Hytree, executive director of bar institutional programs at Kaplan, added that the organization was excited to partner with Rutgers on “this game-changing opportunity.”
According to a Kaplan representative, the new All Access partnership includes:
The representative, who could not disclose financial terms of the partnership, also told NJBIZ that the agreement with Rutgers includes “curriculum support for faculty and students throughout their legal journey. We are providing enrichment to the curriculum through materials, diagnostic testing, and additional assessments.”
In addition to Rutgers Law, Kaplan has partnered with school such as Xavier University of Louisiana, Howard University, Delaware State University, Talladega College, Stillman College, Fisk University, Hampton University, Spelman College and Cleveland State University.
With classrooms in Newark and Camden, Rutgers Law School ranked No. 109 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 rankings for the best law schools in the nation, released in May. Seton Hall, at No. 56, was the only other Garden State school listed.
In December, Rutgers Law School announced another way it was supporting budding professionals – by teaming up with the Minority Cannabis Academy to offer its cannabis and business certificate program at no cost.