John Payne Memorial Fund

Rutgers School of Law–Newark and the John M. Payne Memorial Committee
Proudly Announce the Establishment of the John M. Payne Memorial Fund

The Fund will support activities at the law school related to Professor John M. Payne’s academic and professional interests in constitutional law, historic preservation, housing and land use planning. These activities include designating a faculty member as the John M. Payne Scholar – a position that provides a stipend for faculty research; employing students as research assistants; organizing materials in the Mt. Laurel Archive; holding symposia; inviting speakers; and any other activities related to John’s interests. The Dean of the law school shall administer the fund with the advice of a faculty committee.

Our goal is to establish an endowment, which would enable the law school to use the interest on the Fund for the activities described above. An endowment requires a minimum of $50,000. If we do not reach our goal of $50,000, monies contributed will become an annual restricted fund to support these activities for so long as the Fund remains solvent.

We are already on our way; however we need your help. Please give generously to honor John’s memory.



Volume 68, Issue 3


Congratulations to Leslyn Moore ’17 for being chosen as the National Black Law Students Association Chapter President of the Year!

The Rutgers University Law Review invites you to its 2016 symposium, entitled Bordering Legal: An Examination of Immigrant Legal Status in the U.S. and Its Impact on Migrating Families. The event will take place on Friday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Newark campus of Rutgers Law School. Click here to register for the event.

Please join the Rutgers University Law Review at the 27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture at Rutgers Law School, Camden campus, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 12:00 PM. Mary Bonauto, who successfully argued for marriage equality before the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, will serve as the speaker.

The American Law Institute announces the publication of Volume 68, Issue 1.

The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association recognized two Law Review members at its 8th Annual Women’s Initiative and Leaders in the Law Platinum Gala. The Honorable Barbara Byrd Wecker ’74 received the Platinum Award and Sabrina Baig ’17 received a grant for her essay, A Near Zero Tolerance Policy.

Congratulations to Staff Editor Christine Braswell ’17 for receiving a scholarship from Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. The scholarship is granted based on the student’s academic, vocational, and volunteer background.

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