The JD program follows the traditional law school structure: a first year of core classes followed by two years of electives. Students can also opt to enroll in six formal joint degree programs, including earning a JD/DO with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a JD/MSW with Rutgers' School of Social Work. The Rutgers alumni network is strong along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many Rutgers Camden Law graduates gravitate towards jobs in Philadelphia.
Though students tell Vault that they feel safe on campus because of its tight security, Camden is notoriously dangerous. As a result, most social events are in nearby Philadelphia, and students either stay in on,campus housing or commute from outside the immediate Camden area. In late 2008, the school completed renovation the law school building, providing students with extra classroom space and updating the facilities.