Lives in Translation
Volunteer legal interpretation and translation program
About Lives in Translation
The Lives in Translation Project was created in 2016 by a group of Rutgers University-Newark(RU-N) faculty from Arts and Sciences and the Law School with a Seed Grant from the Chancellor’s Office.
LAP offers undergraduate internships in translation/interpretation serving the Legal Clinics at the Rutgers School of Law-Newark and other sites in the community. Interns participate in weekly training and receive academic credit for their work throughout the semester.
Additionally, LAP created a database of volunteers who are willing to serve as translators/interpreters in the community (so far, there are over 450 students who speak 48 different languages).
As part of the Lives in Translation initiative, RU-N is starting a new minor in Translation/ Interpretation and a certificate program in Translation/ Interpretation.