About Seton Hall Law

Online Certificate Article for Newsletter_v3

For 'Lifelong Learners'

Programs in health and pharmaceutical law

Seton Hall Health Law Professor and Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy founder Kathleen Boozang calls legal practitioners “lifelong learners.” Through its Division of Online Learning, Seton Hall Law offers career development opportunities for attorneys and other professionals who seek a deeper understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues within the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries to help them become lifelong learners and, in the process, advance their careers.

Seton Hall Law currently offers six Online Graduate Certificates—with sessions regularly held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall—in the following areas:

  1. Bringing Products to Market
  2. Compliance Issues in the Life Sciences
  3. The Law of Patient Care
  4. Compliance Issues for Healthcare Providers
  5. Clinical Research & the Law
  6. The Law Protecting Whistleblowers

Seton Hall Law will launch two new Online Graduate Certificates in Human Resources Law this summer:

  1. Core Legal Issues for the Human Resources Professional
  2. Conducting Legal Investigations in the Modern Workplace

These new Certificates are designed to immerse human resources professionals in key substantive issues and to develop the practical skills necessary for them to communicate effectively about human resources law at their organizations.

Helen_Cummings_DSC_8149cOnline learning is an exciting and growing endeavor for Seton Hall Law, which rolled out its first online program in 2010. Helen Cummings (pictured, left), Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Online Learning, is committed to building Seton Hall Law’s Division of Online Learning and has seen many gratified students complete certificates. She says, “Our Graduate Certificate programs are specifically designed for busy professionals who need to stay abreast of the latest developments to advance their careers, but are unable to attend one of our in-person programs, to gain the educational and practical know-how on their time.”

Each Online Graduate Certificate program is an 8-week, asynchronous course taught by Seton Hall Law faculty. Enrollees use their own computer to attend class via the virtual course classroom and complete the coursework all within the time periods required by the program.

Professionals who have completed the Certificates have found the online learning experience to be both rewarding and ideal. Jari Peters, Esq, Senior Compliance Officer, RWJ Medical School, states “I had the pleasure of participating in [Seton Hall Law’s] Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program and the Graduate Certificate Program in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance. I am convinced that the caliber of thoughtful leadership and focus on both domestic and international healthcare compliance issues gave me a world-class educational experience.”

Shauna Richardson, a 2012 alumna of the Health and Hospital Online Graduate Certificate, and Medical Staff Office/Clinical Education Coordinator for Kit Carson County Health Service District, stated "For me it was a very rewarding experience. I have learned so much. The course has helped me a lot in my job. I have referenced my materials many times since the course. I thank [the professor] and Seton Hall for letting me be a part of this rewarding experience."

If you are interested in learning more about our Online Graduate Certificate programs, or would like to apply for the next session, go to http://law.shu.edu/onlinecertificate or contact Helen Cummings, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Online Learning, at helen.cummings@shu.edu or call 973-642-8380.