Doe v. Rutgers

In Doe v. Rutgers, a former student at the School of Business at Rutgers filed a request with the school for a multitude of records under the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13. The student requested his own records and the records of other people from the school. The Appellate Division held that the student was entitled to his records, but not the other records. The Court held that the statutory prohibition on releasing student records at public universities only applied “to the extent disclosure would reveal the identity of the student.” Since the student had requested his own records, the issue of identity was not relevant. The Court agreed that the lower court properly denied the other requests.