Seton Hall University School of Law

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Seton Hall University School of Law
Parent schoolSeton Hall University
Established1951 (1951)
School typePrivate
DeanKathleen M. Boozang
LocationNewark, New Jersey
40°44′11″N 74°09′59″W / 40.736520°N 74.166410°W / 40.736520; -74.166410Coordinates: 40°44′11″N 74°09′59″W / 40.736520°N 74.166410°W / 40.736520; -74.166410
Enrollment734
Faculty82
USNWR ranking59th (2018)[1]
Bar pass rate82.28% [2]
WebsiteSeton Hall Law School
ABA profileSeton Hall Law School Profile

Seton Hall University School of Law is part of Seton Hall University, and is located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Seton Hall Law is the only private law school in New Jersey, and, according to the U.S. News & World Report Rankings, is the top-ranked of the two law schools in the state.[3][4] Founded in 1951, it is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).[5]

History[edit]

On February 5, 1951, Seton Hall University School of Law opened on the old John Marshall site, 40 Journal Square, Jersey City with an entering class of 72 students.[5] The school was also fully accredited by the American Bar Association in that same year. Kathleen M. Boozang became Dean in 2015 succeeding Patrick E. Hobbs.

Seton Hall law is part of Seton Hall University, which is located in South Orange, NJ.[6]

JD Programs[edit]

The J.D. degree program of 88 credits can be pursued as a full time or a weekend student. Full time students can complete the program in three years; weekend students can complete in four years or fewer if they accelerate their studies. Weekend students spend alternating weekends on campus each semester and engage in asynchronous online coursework while off-campus.

Other Degree Offerings[edit]

Seton Hall Law offers a Master of Science in Jurisprudence (M.S.J.) in Financial Services Compliance, Health and Hospital Law, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law and Compliance, Intellectual Property Law, or Privacy Law & Cyber Security.

A Master of Laws (LL.M.) is also offered with concentrations in Financial Services Compliance, Health Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

The school also offers several joint degree programs with other faculties of the University. For example, there is a combined J.D./M.A. (or MADIR) program with the University's Whitehead School of Diplomacy.

In Fall 2018, 250 students matriculated as 1Ls, a 25.62% increase over 2017. In 2017, 199 new students matriculated at the law school. [7]

Centers of Excellence[edit]

The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy educates lawyers and health care sector professionals regarding the complex set of laws that govern patients, health care providers, and life science companies.

The Institute for Privacy Protection educates consumers and businesses to provide inter-disciplinary forums to address emerging privacy issues by educating professionals, businesses, and organizations in this rapidly evolving area.

The Seton Hall Law Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology educates and trains the next generation of attorneys and professionals for the complex issues they will face as scientific and technological advances challenge business, law, and legal institutions.

The Center for Social Justice is one of the nation’s strongest pro bono and clinical programs, enabling students to gain hands-on experience while providing legal services to economically disadvantaged area residents.

The Center for Policy and Research provides law students with an uncommon opportunity to gain experience in forensic analysis and investigation through research into national policies and practices.

Ranking[edit]

For 2018, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the school 59th in the nation.[8] For 20 years, the school's health law program has ranked in the Top 10 for U.S. News & World Report.[9]

In 2018, Above the Law (blog) ranked the school 35th out of the top 50 law schools in the nation.[10]

The National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall's 2017 graduating class as 1st in the nation for state and federal clerkships and 17th in the nation for employment.[11]

Employment and Bar Passage[edit]

Employment Status for Class of 2017 Graduates: Total employment rate for the class of 2017 was 97%; Bar Pass required or J.D. Advantage totaled 92.8%. Employed students hold positions in Judicial Clerkships (60.48%), Private Practice (22.75%), Corporate or Business (8.98%), Government or Public Interest (4.79%), and 1.8% unemployed graduates are seeking employment with 1.2% graduates not seeking employment. [12]

Seton Hall Law class of 2018’s overall bar passage rate for first-time applicants in July 2018 was 82.28%. [13]

Costs[edit]

The tuition and fees for the Law School are $54,090 for incoming full-time students and $40,778 for incoming part-time students for the 2018-19 academic year. However, 86% of incoming students in 2018 received scholarship funding, and 75%-85% of funded students typically renew scholarships after the first year.

The median grant amount was $25,000 for full-time students and $19,400 for weekend students, bringing net-tuition (tuition less scholarship and grants) for those receiving the median grant amount to $27,206 for full-time students and $19,754 for weekend students. [14]

Publications[edit]

The school produces two journals: Seton Hall Law Review[15] and the Seton Hall Legislative Journal.

Campus[edit]

One Newark Center
Seton Law Newark jeh.JPG
General information
Typeeducational/office
LocationRaymond Boulevard
Newark
Coordinates40°44′11″N 74°09′59″W / 40.736520°N 74.166410°W / 40.736520; -74.166410
Completed1992
Height
Roof99 m (325 ft)
Technical details
Floor count22
Floor area633,000 sq ft (58,800 m2)[16]
Design and construction
ArchitectGrad Associates
References
[17][18][19][20][21]

At One Newark Center, the Law School is housed in a 22-story building in Downtown Newark completed in 1991.[21] The Newark Campus building provides 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) including 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of library, named for Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr.. It is at the corner of Raymond Boulevard and McCarter Highway, two blocks west of Penn Station Newark, where numerous connections can be made to New Jersey Transit and PATH (an approximate 20 minute ride to Manhattan).[22] While many students commute from around the New York metropolitan area, other students choose to reside at Eleven 80, the Union Building, and Renaissance Towers. One Newark Center is one of the tallest buildings in the city and also contains commercial offices. Nearby attractions include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, Prudential Center and Red Bull Arena.[23]

Staff[edit]

The dean is Kathleen M. Boozang.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seton Hall University". Best Law Schools. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "A Focus On Outcomes". Seton Hall Law School website. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Seton Hall University Law School". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Best Law Schools, 2017". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b Seton Hall | Law - History of Seton Hall Law
  6. ^ Seton Hall University, New Jersey
  7. ^ "Incoming Class Profile". Seton Hall Law School website. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
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  9. ^ Seton Hall- US News Profile
  10. ^ "The 2018 ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings". Above the Law. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  11. ^ "Law Grads Hiring Report: Job Stats for the Class of 2017". National Law Journal.
  12. ^ "A Focus On Outcomes". Seton Hall Law School website. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  13. ^ "A Focus On Outcomes". Seton Hall Law School website. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Standard 509 Reports". www.abarequireddisclosures.org. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
  15. ^ http://scholarship.shu.edu/shlr/
  16. ^ "ABOUT". Shorepointarch.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  17. ^ "One Newark Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  18. ^ "One Newark Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  19. ^ Class A Office Space, Property Management, and Building Development in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Massachusetts Archived 2007-10-07 at Archive.today
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  22. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Visit/Explore
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  28. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-05-10. Retrieved 2005-05-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  29. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Board of Visitors
  30. ^ Council of American Ambassadors > Members > Clay Constantinou Archived 2010-09-17 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^ Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D)
  32. ^ "Donald DiFrancesco". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
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  40. ^ Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2001-2005
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  43. ^ Bob Smith (D)
  44. ^ Sarnoff, David. "A Conversation with Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich". Fort Lee Patch. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
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  46. ^ Speiser, Matthew. "Jersey City honors trail blazing judge with post office dedication", The Jersey Journal, December 9, 2014. Accessed February 27, 2018. "Shirley A. Tolentino was a woman of many firsts.In 1976, she was the first female African-American Jersey City Municipal Court judge. In 1981, she became the first black female presiding judge of the Jersey City Municipal Court. And in 1984, she became the first female African-American Superior Court judge in the state.... She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School in 1971 as the only female African-American student in her class."

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