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Federal Circuit Review

Gibbons Institute hosts September 10 event

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall Law's center of excellence in the area of intellectual property law, will host its first event of the season, looking at recent decisions of the Federal Circuit impacting patent law and their implications going forward. Learn more and make your reservation.


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Thomas Healy, Professor and Author

New book called "riveting" in the Sunday New York Times

Professor Healy's new book, THE GREAT DISSENT: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, is featured in a Sunday New York Times book review penned by renowned civil rights scholar and attorney Alan Dershowitz. He concludes, "Thomas Healy’s informative and readable account...deserves an honored place in the intellectual history of the Supreme Court." Read the review.


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2013 Orientation

Seton Hall Law welcomes the Classes of 2016 and 2017

Professor Thomas Healy, author of THE GREAT DISSENT: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, delivered the annual Orientation keynote speech, “On Becoming a Lawyer.”“Law school does change you, although in directions you are already leaning in. But it doesn’t provide you with a core – that unshakeable set of values and aspirations that makes you the person you are. The core is what you bring to the experience.” Read more.


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A Champion of Free Speech

Professor Thomas Healy explores a pivotal moment in the history of the First Amendment

Professor Thomas Healy publishes a new book,THE GREAT DISSENT: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, and reviews are in. The Atlantic calls THE GREAT DISSENT “a magnificent book about a magnificent moment in American legal history.” And the Christian Science Monitor ranks it as the best book of the month. Read more.


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DOJ Opposes Airline Merger

Professor Stephen Lubben blogs in the New York Times Dealbook

Professor Stephen Lubben, who specializes in corporate bankruptcy, blogs in Dealbook about the Department of Justice suing to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, which will hamper American Airlines' attempt to emerge from its current Chapter 11 status. He calls the merger "the centerpiece of American’s reorganization plan." Read the blog post.


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Chinese Politician Brought to Justice

Professor Margaret Lewis on the impending trial of Bo Xilai

Bo Xilai, the former Chonqging party secretary, was indicted last week on charges of corruption and bribery; his wife was convicted last year of murdering a British businessman. A swift trial is anticipated. Professor Margaret Lewis spoke with The Guardian, noting she believes that a guilty verdict is all but assured. Read the article.


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Criminal Trials and Jury Selection

Professor Jenny Carroll on the all-woman jury that acquitted George Zimmerman

Professor Jenny Carroll spoke in the Orlando Sentinel about the selection of an all-women jury to decide the fate of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of both second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Ultimately their task is to "set aside any of [their] biases and sympathies and think about the facts of the case." Read the article.


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Teaching Taxation in China

Professor Tracy Kaye is a guest at esteemed Renmin University

During a two-week lecture series, Professor Tracy Kaye taught law students in China about the many ways that international tax law affects politics, commerce and culture. Professor Margaret Lewis, who specializes in Chinese law and business practices and has strong ties to Renmin University, helped make this unique opportunity possible. Read more.


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Medical Records and Patients' Rights

New white paper, "HIPAA in the Cloud"

NJ Spotlight interviews Tara Ragone, Research Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law (pictured), and Professor Frank Pasquale of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy on their newly published paper, which warns of the risks of digitized medical records and offers policy recommendations and solutions to ensure patients' safety and security. Read the article.


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The Supreme Court and Voters' Rights

Professor Mark Alexander authors an op-ed in North Jersey Record

Professor Mark Alexander comments on the Supreme Court ruling in the case, Shelby County v. Holder, which reverses key aspects of the Voting Rights Act signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson during the Civil Rights movement: "We shouldn’t have to tolerate any official acts that turn people away from voting." Read the op-ed in The Record.


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Medical Repatriation

Professor Lori Nessel comments on deportation of Polish man

ABC News interviews Professor Lori Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice, regarding the bizarre case of a Polish man who suffered a stroke in an NJ hospital and was deported to Poland while he was still unconscious. The practice, called "medical repatriation,"...occurs in a vulnerable population, at their most vulnerable moment. It's very difficult for a person, or family members, to find out their legal rights," she says. Read the full story.


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'The Generic Safety Gap'

The question of consumer protections and generic drugs

Kate Greenwood, Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law in the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, reflects on the Supreme Court ruling that affects consumers' rights in the instance of faulty design of generic medications. Her op-ed appears in the prestigious health law blog, Pharmalot. Read the blog post.


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Partnering with WikiLeaks

Professor Hafetz on Edward Snowden's strategic alliance

The Huffington Post interviewed Seton Hall Law Professor Jonathan Hafetz about Edward Snowden's decision to ally with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, as Snowden seeks refuge from extradition after leaking information regarding the National Security Agency's surveillance practices. Read the article.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Jenny Carroll on proposed NJ Senate bill

Professor Jenny Carroll considers the privacy issues that arise if police were permitted to confiscate a driver's cell phone at the scene of a car accident. With lower courts in multiple states putting such a law in place, she believes ultimately the case will land in the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more.


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Panel Discussion

Exploring issues of counterfeiting in pharma, June 18

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology hosts a Continuing Legal Education program, Managing Counterfeiting Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry on June 18, 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more and register today.


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Dispatch from GTMO

Charles Church '71 reports on hearings

Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian citizen, is alleged to have masterminded the bombing of the USS Cole and other terrorist attacks, and his case is heard this week at a military commission at Guantanamo. Seton Hall Law has been awarded observer status, and Charles Church '71 is on hand to report his observations. His summary of the first-day proceedings appears in The Public Record. Read the June 13 blog post.


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Professor Jonathan Hafetz

Bloomberg News

Professor Jonathan Hafetz appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" to discuss the issues surrounding the extradition of former NSA employee Edward Snowden. Watch the video interview.


ASLME Conference

A Professors Conference

Exploring issues at the forefront of law and healthcare

Seton Hall Law's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to co-host the 36th Annual ASLME Health Law Professors Conference, examining the latest trends in law and bioethics across the healthcare industry. Read more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Professor Lori A. Nessel

Featured in multiple news outlets and AP video on medical repatriation

Professor Lori A. Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice, and co-author of a report entitled “Discharge, Deportation, and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation,” recently appeared in numerous articles and on television, radio, and web-based programs to discuss her work. Read more.


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Whistleblowers & the Law

A case in New Jersey sheds light on whistleblower risk and liability

Professor Timothy Glynn blogs in Seton Hall Law's Health Reform Watch about a former employee of Bayonne Medical Center, who was awarded $2.1 million after he alleged that the hospital fired him because he had complained that his new supervisor was not qualified to hold that position under New Jersey law. Read Professor Glynn's blog post.


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Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Best wishes to our graduates...

See photos of Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement on Flickr as graduates celebrate with family and friends. View Photos on Flickr!


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Professor Barbara Moses

Named President of New York County Lawyers' Association

Featured in the New York Law Journal, Professor Barbara Moses, Director of Seton Hall Law’s Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic, was named President of the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA), one of the largest bar groups in the United States. Read more.


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Center for Policy & Research

Latest GTMO Report Cited by U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Chief Defense Counsel

The most recent report from the Center for Policy & Research, “Spying on Attorneys at GTMO,” was heavily cited in a memo from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Chief Defense Counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Charles Hagel. Read more.


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Professor Paula Franzese

Featured in the Wall Street Journal on legal education

Professor Paula Franzese’s article, “Law Teaching for the Conceptual Age” (forthcoming, Seton Hall Law Review) was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Professor Franzese, voted Professor of the Year an unprecedented 11 times, espouses a larger and more comprehensive view of the law. Read more.


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Professor John Jacobi

In NJ BIZ & NJ Spotlight on New Jersey Health Reform

Professor John Jacobi took part in the Council on State Public Affairs' "New Jersey State of Health" symposium on Health Reform implementation, covered by NJ BIZ and NJ Spotlight. Read more.


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Center for Social Justice

Report on Medical Repatriation Featured in Media Across the Country

The Center for Social Justice report, "Discharge, Deportation, and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation,” was featured everywhere from the Washington Post and the DesMoines Register, Associated Press, and UPI Newswire to the Colbert Report HuffPost Live, AoL Health, Latino Post and Univision’s Noticias. Read More.


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Center for Policy & Research

Report on Spying on Attorneys at GTMO Featured in Major Media

The most recent report from the Center for Policy & Research, “Spying on Attorneys at GTMO,” was featured in Harper’s, the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, the Center on National Security, the American Constitution Society’s Law & Policy and Andrew Sullivan’s Dish. Read More.


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CSJ on Grand Ravine Massacre

In the Washington Post, Miami Herald, Anchorage Daily, et al.

The Center for Social Justice was featured in an Associated Press story on its work to bring justice to the victims of the Grand Ravine Massacre in Haiti. The article ran in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, Anchorage Daily, Kansas City Star, and points in between. Read more.


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Continuing Legal Education event

Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m.

Seton Hall Law and the Gibbons Institute of Law Science & Technology present a session exploring developments pertaining to the American Invents Act that affect both patent holders and challengers. Students are encouraged to attend. Read more and register today.


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Center for Policy & Research

Issues Report: Spying on Attorneys at GTMO

The report details the surveillance and recording technology in designated attorney-client meeting rooms at Guantanamo Bay— capacities that are inexplicable unless being utilized to eavesdrop on confidential communications. Read more.


Cybersecurity Event

HIPAA, HITECH & Beyond: Protecting Healthcare Data in our Cyber World

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Cybersecurity Conference

'HIPAA, HITECH & Beyond: Protecting Healthcare Data in our Cyber World'

Joy Pritts, data privacy expert with the Dept. of Health & Human Services (pictured) is among the panelists at this April 19 conference, co-sponsored by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.Learn more.


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Professors Jonathan Hafetz & Mark Denbeaux

Featured in The New Yorker on GTMO

Professors Hafetz and Denbeaux as well as a report from the Center for Policy & Research were featured in The New Yorker magazine in an article profiling the “War on Terror” and Guantanamo Bay in a legal and historical context. Read more.


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Inaugural Rodino Ethics Lecture

'A Return to Civility'

Professor Paula Franzese (pictured) moderates a panel of esteemed attorneys who will discuss sustaining and upholding the standards of excellence essential to the practice of law, April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. Learn more and make your reservation.


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Winter Intersession

Information Session on Tuesday, April 2, 4 p.m.

Join us to learn more about this 2-credit course exploring international human rights and the rule of law. Read more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Winter Intersession

Information Session on Tuesday, April 2, 4 p.m.

Learn more about Seton Hall Law's extremely popular courses offered in unique parts of the world from December 2013 to January 2014. Learn more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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The Best of Two Worlds

New skills-based course brings students to Guatemala

A new course, Transnational Lawyering Skills: The Rule of Law in Guatemala, combines classes at Seton Hall Law with a study abroad component. Application deadline is April 5. Read more and apply today.


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Professor Jonathan Hafetz

On the Rachel Maddow Show, and in the Star Ledger and Huffington Post

Professor Jonathan Hafetz appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and in the Star Ledger regarding Guantanamo and the military commission hearings and in the Huffington Post on Drones and legal review. Read more.


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U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Professor David Opderbeck and Vice Dean Erik Lillquist

In Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., et al., on the insufficiency of the FTC’s proposed “quick look” approach for evaluation of reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical patent context. Read more.


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Woman of Substance Reception

Camelia M. Valdes, First Latina County Prosecutor in New Jersey

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes is this year’s recipient of the Woman of Substance Award, bestowed by the Seton Hall Law Women’s Law Forum on Tuesday, March 19. Read more.


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Professor Jordan Paradise

On e-Cigarettes and the Law

Professor Jordan Paradise has released her latest paper, “No Sisyphean Task: How the FDA can Regulate Electronic Cigarettes,” scheduled to be published this Spring in Volume 13 of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.


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Professor Jordan Paradise

On e-Cigarettes and the Law

Professor Jordan Paradise has released her latest paper, “No Sisyphean Task: How the FDA can Regulate Electronic Cigarettes,” scheduled to be published this Spring in Volume 13 of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.


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Professor Stephen Lubben

Feature Column in The NY Times on the Bankruptcy Clause

Professor Lubben, who writes a column for the NY Times’ DealBook, published an article on the Constitution’s Bankruptcy Clause, considering it a historical perspective in relation to Dodd-Frank’s orderly liquidation authority. Read more.


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Again Named A “Top-50 ‘Go-To’ Law School”

National Law Journal

Based on new graduate employment in top law firms, the National Law Journal in 2013 again named Seton Hall Law a “Top 50 Go-To Law School,” ranking us at 37th for graduates placed in the nation’s top 250 law firms...


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Exploring a Legal Career

Introducing college students to the legal profession

The Dean's Diversity Council hosts the annual Discover Law Day, "The World DOES Need Another Lawyer," on March 1. The Hon. Hany A. Mawla '98, New Jersey Superior Court, will present the keynote address. View the events calendar.


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'Miss-Representation'

A roundtable to discuss this groundbreaking documentary

Professors Paula Franzese and Maya Grosz will host a discussion about negative images of women in the media, February 28, 4 to 6 p.m. Co-hosted by the Women's Law Forum and the Dean's Diversity Council. View the events calendar.


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Fostering the Rule of Law

An International Law Lecture

Jennifer Smith of the International Legal Foundation will present, "Building a Public Defender System in Afghanistan, Transforming the Justice System, One Case at a Time," February 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us!


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Taming the Giant(s)

Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

William Heller, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel, will explore the ethical obligations of pro sports teams an in-house counsel. Join us February 28 at 4 p.m.. Register today.


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Professor Jenny Carroll

On BBC News and Hollywood.com on Lance Armstrong

Professor Jenny Carroll was interviewed by BBC News and Hollywood.com regarding Lance Armstrong and the prospect of perjury or obstruction of justice charges in the wake of his interview with Oprah. Read more.


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For 'Lifelong Learners'

Programs in health and pharmaceutical law

Through its Division of Online Learning, Seton Hall Law helps attorneys seek a deeper understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues within the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.


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Works in Progress

A Forum for Intellectual Property scholars

Seton Hall Law and the Gibbons Institute host the Annual Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) conference, February 22-23. Scholars will present their work in progress and receive early feedback from their colleagues. Read more.


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Professor Edward Hartnett

In Bloomberg News and Daily Kos on NLRB Recess Appointments

Professor Hartnett appeared in Bloomberg News & Daily Kos on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals, ruling unanimously that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. Read more


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Dispatch from GTMO, Adam Kirchner ‘14

Covering KSM Hearing for The Public Record

A Fellow of the Center for Policy and Research, visited the Guantánamo Bay Military Base with official Observer status, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for alleged war crimes. Read more.


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Professor Solangel Maldonado

Featured in the NY Times on Tribal Rights and Adoption

Professor Solangel Maldonado, published a feature Op-ed in the New York Times regarding “Adoptive Parents vs. Tribal Rights” for American Indians, as it relates to the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. Read more.


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Celebrating Diversity

Scholarship Reception, February 7

The Hon. Jose Linares, of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, will serve as keynote speaker, sponsored by Seton Hall Law's vibrant student organizations and the Dean's Diversity Council. Read more.


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Professor Stephen Lubben

In The New York Times on Preferential Payment and Government Default

Professor Stephen Lubben, who writes a regular feature column in The New York Times’ DealBook, on preferential payment in the context of government defaults. Read more.


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Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon

On U.S. Drone Warfare

Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon appeared on EBRU TV, broadcast to 11 million people worldwide, in a feature interview regarding the use of drones by the U.S. for military purposes. Read more.


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Journal Symposium

Education and the Tenure System

This year's LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL Symposium, "Legislating Education Reform: Teacher Tenure in New Jersey," will explore the implications of teacher tenure and the scope of the new TEACHNJ Act. Read more and register today.


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Leading the Way in Compliance Training

A blueprint for healthcare professionals and attorneys

Associate Dean Kathleen Boozang and Simone Handler-Hutchinson '93, Executive Director of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, co-edited a comprehensive guide to developing and sustaining a compliance function.Read more.


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Kate Greenwood

In Fortune Magazine on Off-Label Marketing

Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Research Fellow & Lecturer in Law, Kate Greenwood, appeared in Fortune Magazine regarding the ban on off-label marketing and promotion of prescription drugs. Read more.


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Professor Barbara Moses

On EBRU TV on Video Recording of Police

Professor Barbara Moses, appeared on EBRU TV, broadcast to 11 million people worldwide, in a feature interview regarding the right to video record police officers. Read more.


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Guatemala Rule of Law

CSJ professors and students travel to Guatemala for fact-finding mission on current human rights violations

Jason Stern ’13: “We, aspiring lawyers, must accurately weave together personal stories, history and the law in order to pursue justice and the truth.” Read more.


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Center for Social Justice

Reaches Settlement with Gov’t for ‘ICE Raids’

The Center for Social Justice has reached a settlement with the government in the ‘ICE Raids case.’ The settlement was featured in the Star Ledger, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, AP, Univision (web and TV), Fox News Latino and Telemundo.


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Investor Advocacy Project

Featured in The Record

Seton Hall Law’s Investor Advocacy Project, which offers free legal services to investors who have a dispute with an investment professional, was the subject of a feature story in The Record. Read more.


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Issues Report on Medical Repatriation

The Center for Social Justice and New York Lawyers for Public Interest have released a report documenting hundreds of cases of coerced medical repatriation of undocumented immigrants by U.S. Hospitals.


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National BLSA Honors Judge Michael A. Shipp ‘94

"Enhancing the Dream," conference theme, reflect Judge Shipp's life and career

Seton Hall Law hosted the national meeting of the Black Law Students Association and recognized the life and accomplishments of Judge Shipp, who was appointed in July by President Obama to serve on the federal bench. Read more


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Professor Jonathan Hafetz

In the Huffington Post on the Bradley Manning/WikiLeaks Court Martial

Professor Jonathan Hafetz appeared in the Huffington Post regarding the Bradley Manning/ WikiLeaks court martial, which could result in life imprisonment for the Army private accused of divulging classified documents. Read more.


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Professor Paula Franzese

In the NY Times & Philadelphia Inquirer on Aspects of Property Law in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The NY Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Professor Paula Franzese regarding dune easements and government responsibility for gated communities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Read more.


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Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon

On Citizens United on EBRU Today TV

Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon appeared on Ebru Today TV, broadcast to 11 million people worldwide, in a feature interview regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. Read more.


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Professor Jenny Carroll

In Hollywood.com on Lindsay Lohan’s Latest Arrest

Professor Jenny Carroll appeared in Hollywood.com regarding the implications of Lindsay Lohan’s latest arrest on her prior probation arrangement and what these newest charges may mean going forward procedurally. Read more.


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CSJ Settles Lawsuit

Featured in the Star-Ledger and on WCBS 88 and 1010 WINS Radio

CSJ, working with the ACLU, reached a settlement with the City of Newark on behalf of Khalia Fitchette, the high school student who was illegally detained by police for using her cell phone to record an incident on a public bus in 2010. Learn more.


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Professor John Jacobi

Featured in The Record & NJ Spotlight on Health Insurance Exchanges

Professor John Jacobi published a feature Op-ed in The Record and appeared in NJ Spotlight regarding the implementation of health insurance exchanges in New Jersey. Read more .


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Professor Stephen Lubben

In the NY Times, and Cited by both Republicans & Democrats of the House Financial Services Committee

Professor Stephen Lubben's views on Dodd-Frank, and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, in the Times and House Financial Services Committee reports. Read more.


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CSJ Victory

Students win asylum case for Nigerian man

Students in the Immigrants’ Rights / International Human Rights Clinic won an important victory in immigration court, successfully representing a detained asylum applicant, earning him the right to make his home in the United States.


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Professors Jonathan Hafetz & Jenny Carroll

‘On the Brief’ as Amicus Curiae in Historic Win on Hamdan II Case

Professors Jonathan Hafetz and Jenny Carroll co-authored an amicus curiae brief in the historic win before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Hamdan v. United States. Read more.


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Professor Jenny Carroll

In Truthout.org, ‘Dispatch from GTMO’

Professor Jenny Carroll traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to report on the military commission detainee hearings of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and offered her observations in Truthout.org on process and procedure amidst larger constitutional concerns.


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Civility and Elections

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is Keynote Speaker

The New Jersey Legal Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) co-hosts a public forum on civility in the election process, at Seton Hall Law on October 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mayor Booker serves as keynote speaker. Visit event calendar.


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Gibbons Institute

Spotlight on Advisory Board Co-Chair David De Lorenzi

David De Lorenzi, Chair of the Intellectual Property (IP) Department of Gibbons P.C. in Newark, talks about the importance of building an IP Law center of excellence at Seton Hall Law. Read more.


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LAW REVIEW Symposium

Friday, October 26 event focuses on election-related issues

The SETON HALL LAW REVIEW Symposium features panel discussions and a keynote speech addressing the timely issue, "The Changing Landscape of Election Law." Read more and register today.


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Professors Jonathan Hafetz and Mark Denbeaux

On Due Process TV Regarding the Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror

Professors Jonathan Hafetz and Mark Denbeaux appeared on the award winning PBS television show Due Process to discuss Habeas Corpus and how the Great Writ has fared in the face of the War on Terror.


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Investor Advocacy Project

Featured in Star-Ledger, October 15

Though the Investor Advocacy Project, students utilize negotiation, mediation and arbitration to resolve cases on behalf of small investors who have lost up to $100,000. We welcome case referrals. Read more.


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Professor Lori Nessel and Margaret Martin in the Immigrant Detention Conference

The Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice co-hosted a day-long conference on March 23, 2012.


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Professor Rachel Godsil

Featured Op-ed in the LA Times on ‘Deeply Flawed’ Research Regarding Affirmative Action

Professor Rachel Godsil published an Op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times regarding the ‘deeply flawed’ research on affirmative action which posits a harm experienced by the beneficiaries of preference.


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Professor Stephen Lubben

On Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

Professor Stephen Lubben offered a “horizontal model” of corporate governance that posits a larger role for executives in analyzing how corporate power is shared in the Inaugural Harvey Washington Wiley Lecture in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.


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Study Abroad in Zanzibar during Winter Break

Application deadline extended to October 15th | Apply Now!

This program offers an ABA-approved course focusing on twin problems of modern day slavery & human trafficking, & an optional ABA-approved course on African Customary Law, taught by distinguished international law faculty. Learn more & Apply.


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Professor Jordan Paradise

In Science Magazine on Genetic Retrodiagnosis

Professor Jordan Paradise appeared in Science magazine regarding the practice of medical retrodiagnosis of historic figures and celebrities through means of genetic testing—and otherwise.


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Professor Margaret Lewis

In China Law & Policy on China’s Revised Criminal Procedure Law

Professor Margaret Lewis appeared in China Law & Policy for a two part feature interview regarding China’s newly revised Criminal Procedure Law. Read more.


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Student Organization Event

LALSA holds annual Sangria Social

The Latin American Law Students Association sets its sights on the impact of the Latino voice on the upcoming election, September 27. Learn more.


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Legal Practice Curriculum

Professors Newcombe & Werbel helping to shape LRW curriculum while teaching foundation skills

Professors Amy Newcombe and Jamie Pukl-Werbel ’98 are part of the team providing critical research and writing skills to Seton Hall Law students. Read more.


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Professor Jenny Carroll

In Truthout.org, 'Dispatch from GTMO'

Prof. Jenny Carroll, traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to report on the Military Commission detainee hearings, and offered her observations on process and procedure amidst larger constitutional concerns. Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Lori Nessel On PBS' Due Process on Immigration Reform

Prof. Nessel, appeared on PBS’ Due Process regarding immigration reform and the recent announcement of President Obama that the U.S. would exercise proscecutorial discretion to no longer move to deport undocumented immigrants... Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Featured on Ebru Today TV on Immigration Law

Clinical Teaching Fellow, Rachel Lopez, appeared on Ebru Today TV, broadcast to 11 million people worldwide, in a feature interview regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Arizona immigration law. Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Margaret Lewis In NBC World News, the China Post, Arab Post and GBTimes on Chinese Law

Professor Margaret Lewis appeared in and on NBC World News, the China Post, Arab Post and GBTimes regarding the murder trial of Gu Kailai as well as the Trayvon Martin case and self-defense under Chinese law. Read more.


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Study Abroad: Winter Intersession

Information Session, September 13

It's time to start thinking about Winter Intersession. Learn about our programs in New Orleans, Zanzibar and Chamonix, France at our information session on Thursday, September 13 at 4 p.m. Explore our Study Abroad programs.


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Verizon Public Interest Fellowship Program

Alliance addresses prevention of domestic violence

A roundtable discussion, “Legal Intervention to Stop the Cycle of Domestic Violence,” held this summer, was an integral part of an innovative project funded by the Verizon Foundation which supports domestic violence prevention. Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon featured in The Record on Immigration Law

Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon appeared in a feature Op-ed in The Record regarding the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States. Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Nessel In the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Gothamist & Star Ledger

Professor Lori Nessel appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Star Ledger and the Gothamist regarding immigration issues. Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Edward Hartnett On Health Reform S. Ct. Decision

Professor Edward Hartnett appeared on Ebru Today TV, broadcast to 11 million people worldwide, in a feature interview regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the challenge to the Health Care Reform law. Learn more.


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Upholding Health Reform

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Professor Frank Pasquale blogs in Health Reform Watch on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate inherent within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Stephen Lubben Testifies Before Congress on Bankruptcy

Professor Stephen Lubben testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Gov't Sponsored Enterprises regarding Argentinean Debt Default and the Automotive Bankruptcy Cases. Read more.


Professor Margaret Lewis

Faculty in the News

Professor Margaret Lewis Elected to the Council on Foreign Relations

Professor Lewis was elected as a five-year Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an American non-profit, nonpartisan member organization, publisher & think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy & int'l affairs. Read more.


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Dean Erik Lillquist

Cited by U.S. Supreme Court

A law review article by Dean Erik Lillquist, The Puzzling Return of Jury Sentencing: Misgivings About Apprendi, 82 N. C. L. REV. 621 (2004) was cited by the Supreme Court in Southern Union Co. v. U.S.. Read more.


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Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Best wishes to our graduates...

See photos of Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement on Flickr as graduates celebrate with family and friends. View Photos on Flickr!


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Commencement 2012

The Cap and Gown party kicks off Graduation Week

The Seton Hall Law Class of 2012 celebrated graduation with the traditional Cap and Gown party on Tuesday, May 22. View the photos on Flickr here.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Jonathan Hafetz Receives ABA's Silver Gavel Award, Honorable Mention

Professor Jonathan Hafetz has received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts, Honorable Mention, for his book, Habeas Corpus After 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System. Read more.


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Focus on Faculty

Prof. Barbara Moses, Visiting Clinical Professor Civil Rights & Constitutional Litigation Clinic

As a clinical professor in the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, Professor Moses combines a lifetime of complex litigation experience and teaching to offer students the opportunity to learn effective lawyering, hands-on. Read more.


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NJ Law Firm Group

Dedicated to maximizing diversity and career opportunities in the legal profession

New Jersey law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, bar associations and public interest organizations join together through the New Jersey Law Firm Group (NJLFG) to offer an annual job fair, mentorship program and fellowship grants - designed to help diverse law students pursue success within this vibrant regional legal market. Read more. 


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Faculty in the News

Professor Margaret K. Lewis on BBC Radio and in The Diplomat

Professor Margaret Lewis appeared on BBC’s World News Today and World News Tonight and in The Diplomat regarding the U.S.-China implications of activist Chen Guangcheng’s plight as well as commentary on potential outcomes in the matter. Read more.


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Center for Social Justice

ACLU-NJ's 2012 Legal Leadership Award Winners

In a moving tribute, Jeanne LoCicero, NJ-ACLU Deputy Legal Director, presented this prestigious award to the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice. "The Center for Social Justice teaches their students to assist the most vulnerable in society, those whose voices are ignored and whose rights are disregarded. The Center for Social Justice teaches them – and reminds all of us – to uphold our democratic ideals and fulfill the promise of justice for all." Read the full speech.


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Policy & Research

Center Publishes 'No Hearing Habeas: D.C. Circuit Restricts Meaningful Review'

The Center for Policy & Research has published its 21st Guantanamo report, examining the outcomes and particulars of habeas review for Guantanamo detainees and documenting how the right has been diminished by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Read the report.


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Faculty in the News

Prof. Stephen Lubben in The Wall Street Journal & PBS' Nightly Business Report

Professor Stephen Lubben appeared in the Wall Street Journal and on PBS’ Nightly Business Report concerning his latest paper, which, according to WSJ “looks at how Dodd Frank’s Orderly Liquidation Authority, a new insolvency regime created to address the limitations of bankruptcy law, would resolve—that is take over, sell off and wind down—Bank of America.” Read more.


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Faculty in the News

Professor Jonathan Hafetz

Professor Jonathan Hafetz authored a feature column in the Huffington Post regarding the secrecy surrounding the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks.
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Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh

Faculty in the News

Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh

Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh was featured in Voice of America regarding constitutional and democratic reform in Africa. Prior to coming to Seton Hall Law in 2003, Professor Prempeh served as Director of Legal Policy and Governance at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, a nongovernmental policy forum and research institute he helped found in 1998 to promote and support democratic reform and constitutionalism in Ghana. Read more.


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Study Law in Europe

Registration extended to May 1

Design your own course of study through the Program in European and Global Law. This series of course modules are held in Leuven, Belgium & Geneva, Switzerland, offering a global perspective on health & intellectual property law. Registration for all summer study abroad programs, including the programs in Cairo & Jordan, have been extended through May 1st. Read more about Seton Hall Law's study abroad programs and apply today.


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Study Law in the Middle East (Cairo & Jordan)

Registration extended to May 1

Program Director Professor Bernard Freamon invites you to "Be a Witness to History" through the study of law in Cairo and Jordan. Students may enroll in a 3-week course of study in Cairo, a 3-week course in Jordan, or both. Registration has been extended through May 1 for this program and for the study abroad programs in Leuven, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland. Read more about our programs and apply today.


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Conference on Fair Housing

Center for Social Justice and HUD co-host day-long event

This conference features a series of panel discussions regarding emerging issues in Fair Housing Act litigation, the fair housing implications of the foreclosure crisis, and handling housing discrimination cases before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights. Read more and register today.


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Seton Hall Law at Work

Robert Perry ‘89, Robert Whitman ‘91 and Chandan Sarkar ’09 Practice IP Law at King & Spalding

A path to the practice of patent law began with engineering degrees and the strength of the Seton Hall Law network. Pictured from left, from King & Spalding: Robert A. Whitman '91, Partner; Chandan Sarkar '09, Associate; Robert F. Perry '89, Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and New York Office Managing Partner. Read more.


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Center for Policy & Research

Issues Report Debunking GTMO Recidivism Numbers

The Center for Policy and Research has issued a report, National Security Deserves Better: ‘Odd’ Recidivism Numbers Undermine the Guantanamo Policy Debate, which shows the government’s GTMO recidivist numbers to be the product of a public relations campaign. Learn more.


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Seton Hall Law at Work

Serving Justice in Federal Court

The Honorable Susan Wigenton of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey brings together a Seton Hall Law student and a graduate. They all share a dedication to paying it forward. Pictured, from left: Chrishana M. White '13, Judge Wigenton and Eleonore Ofosu-Antwi '10. Read more.


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Take Back the Night

Light a Candle and Join the March, April 3

Since its inception, Take Back the Night has became known internationally as a visible way to take a stand against sexual violence, specifically violence against women. The Seton Hall Law Women's Forum and Rutgers Law-Newark will host a march through Newark on April 3 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Read more


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Study Abroad Programs

Information Session, April 3

Seton Hall Law is now taking applications for its exciting summer study-abroad programs in Leuven/Geneva and Cairo/Jordan. Join us at an information session on April 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. Pictured: The flower clock located at the edge of the Jardin Anglais (English Garden) in Geneva, reflecting the city's reputation as the world's watchmaker. Read more about Seton Hall Law's study abroad programs and apply today.


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Health Law Symposium

Exploring new corporate structures for Catholic Health Care Systems

This two-day forum, "Is a For-Profit Structure a Viable Alternative for Catholic Health Care Ministry?" will examine whether profitability and religious mission can be integrated. The Symposium is hosted by Seton Hall Law’s Center for Religiously Affiliated Nonprofit Corporations and its Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas, March 26-27. Read more.


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Immigrant Detainee Conference

Center for Social Justice partners with regional law schools

Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice (CSJ) professors and students will co-present a day-long forum, "Immigrant Detainees: Alone, Unrepresented & Imprisoned," at Rutgers School of Law-Newark on March 23. The Honorable Michael A. Chagares '87 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will serve as a panelist, and Lori Nessel, CSJ Director, will moderate a panel discussion. Read more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Thurgood Marshall Excellence Award

Dean Patrick Hobbs to be Honored at Annual Event

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund will present Dean Hobbs with its Excellence Award for his work on behalf of diversity within the legal profession. He said, "...Seton Hall Law School and its faculty are committed to increasing the diversity of the legal profession because we know we will only reach Justice Marshall’s goals when our profession reflects the broad diversity of our American society." Read more.


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Again Named a “Top 50 ‘Go-To’ Law School"

National Law Journal ranks law schools based on first year Associates hired by nation’s largest law firms and Associates promoted to Partner

Seton Hall Law was again named a “Top 50 Go-To Law School” by the National Law Journal (NLJ). The NLJ “ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2011 juris doctor graduates who took jobs at NLJ 250 firms,” the nation's largest law firms. Read more.


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Continuing Legal Education Event

Day-long forum includes panel discussions, networking and "speed mentoring" for students

The Seton Hall Law Dean's Diversity Council is pleased to host, "A Journey Through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession," a forum to explore increasing the number of practicing minority attorneys. Legal professionals will provide guidance to students during a "speed mentoring" event and reception, following a series of incisive panel discussions. The program is open to all members of the legal community. Read more and register today.


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Dispatch from GTMO

Chrystal Loyer Published in Truthout.org

Chrystal Loyer ’12, a Fellow of the Center for Policy and Research, is visiting Guantánamo Bay Military Base with official Observer status, as a representative of Seton Hall Law’s Transnational Justice Project and the Center for Policy and Research, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for war crimes. Loyer’s reports from GTMO are being published nationwide by Truthout.org. Read more.


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Center for Social Justice

Reaches Settlement in Jail Conditions Case, Featured in the New Jersey Law Journal, the Star Ledger and The Record

Described as a “huge victory,” the Center for Social Justice along with the ACLU and attorneys from Dechert LLP came to a settlement in their class action suit on behalf of inmates of the Passaic County Jail, where conditions were so deplorable as to cause a federal judge to label them “shameful” and order the removal of federal prisoners. Read more.


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Gian Luca Burci

General Counsel to World Health Organization

Distinguished Guest Practitioner Gian Luca Burci, the General Counsel to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, lectured at Seton Hall Law School on “Navigating the New Field of International Health Law.” The program was sponsored by the Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and the International Law program at Seton Hall Law. Read an account of the lecture and listen to a podcast of the event.


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International Tribunals Program: The Hague

New Application deadline: 3/23

The Hague is home to many different tribunals, and therefore presents an ideal setting to observe and study key developments in international law. In May, the Transnational Justice Project will lead a delegation of students to The Hague to observe the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and other tribunals. Applications are due March 16. Read more and apply today.


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Center for Social Justice Clinics

Applications for Clinic Students due March 1

There's no better way to gain legal experience while making a difference in the lives of others than to participate in the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice. Applications for the clinics, and for the CSJ Scholars, will be accepted through Thursday, March 1. Read more and apply today.


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James J. Baber ‘14

In China Law & Policy on ‘Labor Abuses in Zambia’s Chinese State-owned Copper Mines’

James J. Baber ’14 published a featured article in the preeminent China Law & Policy blog on the recent Seton Hall Law event, “Labor Abuses in Zambia’s Chinese State-owned Copper Mines.” The event featured Phelim Kine, a Senior Asia Researcher for Human Rights Watch; Mr. Tom Kellogg, Program Director and Advisor to the President of Open Society Institute; and was hosted by Seton Hall Law Professor Margaret K. Lewis, a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on US-China Relations. Read more.


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Seton Hall Law at Work: Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Employment law firm seeks associates with a passion for the specialty

Glenn Smith '91 on finding your dream job: “Specialize – even while you’re in law school...Find internships, summer associate jobs, and do extracurricular work that will give you hands-on experience. And while you are doing that, work to solidify a solid base of contacts." (Pictured, from left: Lindsay Sorin '10, Glenn Smith and Alison Andolena '11) Read more.


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Celebrating Diversity

Student Organizations Host Annual Banquet

Ricardo Solano '98 (pictured), Partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, LLP and former First Assistant Attorney General of the State of New Jersey; and Sonia Cunha, Director of the Seton Hall Law Office of Career Services are among those who honored at the Third Annual Diversity Scholarship Banquet on February 16. Read more.


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Leading the Way

Daniel the Miracle Dog and new animal welfare legislation

When a stray beagle from Alabama made international news after surviving euthanasia, activists and legislators alike took notice and then, took action. Professor Robert Martin’s class in Animal Law explored how a single dog’s story of survival has put the spotlight on the need for more humane treatment of animals worldwide. Read more.


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Center for Social Justice

Reaches Historic Settlement in Newark Public Schools Special Education Case, Featured in Star Ledger

The Center for Social Justice, along with co-counsel, the Education Law Center and the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Litigation, settled a historic class-action lawsuit against Newark Public Schools and the State of New Jersey, resolving claims that the District and State had failed in its obligations to appropriately locate, evaluate, and educate children with disabilities. Read more


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'BP Oil Spill' Program

Students explored the environmental disaster from a legal perspective

During Seton Hall Law School’s Winter Intersession program, Professor Marc Poirier took 17 students to Louisiana for one week to learn about the legal aspects of the BP oil spill. The course involves classes and field trips to communities affected by the spill. Pictured is Caitlin Carroll '13, during a tour of an oil rig. Read the students' reflections.


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Pirate Pride Week

Seton Hall Law School and the Student Bar Association host third annual celebration

It's a week-long series of events for Seton Hall Law students, from the "Jeopardy"-style Brain Bowl to Diversity Day, all hosted by the Student Bar Association. Jessica Almeida '13, who chairs the event, shares the details. Read more.


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Reflections on Zanzibar

Reflecting on Winter Intersession program

Colleen Faherty '12 (pictured, left) traveled to Zanzibar for the Seton Hall Law study abroad course, "Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking." She writes, "I learned about myself, grew immensely in my legal thinking as well as legal approaches, and I shared in the strong sense of community that I consider the essence of Seton Hall’s magic. " Read more.


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Summer Study Abroad

Students reflect on their experiences in Leuven and Geneva

The Seton Hall Law Program in European and Global Law offers a series of courses over five weeks in Leuven and Geneva. Classes combine lectures with a series of study visits to European Union institutions and international organizations. Read what the students have to say about their experiences during the 2011 program.


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Dispatch from GTMO

Kari Panaccione Published in Truthout.org

Kari Panaccione ’12, a Fellow of the Center for Policy and Research, is visiting Guantánamo Bay Military Base with observer status, as a representative of Seton Hall Law’s Transnational Justice Project and Center for Policy and Research, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for war crimes. Her reports from GTMO are being published by Truthout.org. Read her second installment in Truthout.


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Guatemala Rule of Law

Center for Social Justice launches new program

As part of an inaugural trip over fall break, CSJ Director Professor Lori Nessel, and CSJ Clinical Teaching Fellow Rachel Lopez, led a delegation of six Seton Hall Law students to study and support the development of the rule of law in Guatemala. Read more.


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Seton Hall Law at Work

Gibbons Apprenticeship Program

This economy calls for creative approaches to fill staffing needs and the new Gibbons Apprenticeship program gave a promising new attorney a chance to fulfill his potential. Pictured from the law firm of Gibbons P.C. (from left): Patrick C. Dunican Jr. '91, Chairman and Managing Director; John J. Cahill '10, Associate; and David E. De Lorenzi, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department. Read more.


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Haiti Rule of Law

Application deadline Nov. 30

During Spring break (March 3 to 7, 2013), a delegation of Seton Hall Law professors and students will visit L’Ecole Superieure Catholique de Droit de Jérémie (E.S.C.D.R.O.J.), our sister law school in Jérémie. Seton Hall Law strengthened its commitment to supporting the Rule of Law in Haiti by initiating a new Prison Conditions Project in Jérémie. Students are invited to apply by November 30, 2012. Learn more about the project, application requirements & costs.


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Center for Policy & Research

Lehman Brothers Report in the Huffington Post and BusinessWeek

The most recent report by the Center for Policy & Research, Lehman Brothers: A License to Fail with Other People’s Money, which examines in-depth the investigation of Lehman Brothers’ business practices undertaken by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Examiner in the largest bankruptcy ever filed, was featured in the Huffington Post and BusinessWeek. Read more.


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Center for Policy & Research

New report examines the investigation of the largest bankruptcy ever filed

The latest report of the Center for Policy & Research, "Lehman Brothers: A License to Fail with Other People’s Money," examines the investigation of Lehman Brothers’ business practices undertaken by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Examiner. The Center focused primarily on Lehman’s risk management and asset valuation and concludes that the lack of legal sanction against Lehman for such now stands as a "roadmap of unaccountability" for other investment firms. Read more.


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Cybersecurity Law Project

Featured in Homeland Security Today

Seton Hall Law’s innovative Cybersecurity Project led by Professor David Opderbeck (pictured) was featured in Homeland Security Today, the leading source for independent news and analysis on homeland security affairs. Read more.


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Amicus Brief, Supreme Court Hearing

Center for Social Justice advocates for borrowers facing foreclosure

Center for Social Justice professors and Civil Litigation Clinic students filed an amicus brief in a case that was recently argued in the New Jersey Supreme Court. This case focuses on several procedural issues whose resolution will affect over a hundred thousand New Jersey foreclosures. Pictured, from left: Professor Linda Fisher, Michelle O’Brien '12, German Rozencranc '12 and Practitioner in Residence, Kyle Rosenkrans.Read more.


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Transnational Justice Project

Amicus brief filed regarding Hamdan Case to D.C. Circuit

Professors Jonathan Hafetz and Jenny Carroll (pictured), along with David Cole of Georgetown Law, attorneys from Gibbons P.C. and a number of Seton Hall Law students, filed an amicus brief in the Hamdan case to the D.C. Circuit. The brief charges that Congress has created a second-class system of criminal justice for non-citizens through its much-maligned military commissions. Read more.


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Conflict Management Program

Takes on Court Mediations for SDNY

Seton Hall Law’s Conflict Management Program was featured in the New York Law Journal and Law.com, having been chosen by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, to represent parties in its Court Mediation Program. Read more.


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CSJ Scholars

A special opportunity to focus on international human rights, urban revitalization

Each year, the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice (CSJ) selects two outstanding students from the first-year class who demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and who are planning public interest careers. This year's CSJ Scholars are Brian Jacek '13 (left) and William C. Snowden '13 (right). Read more.


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Dispatch from GTMO: Part 4

Prosecution and defense argue motions filed for the Commission's consideration

Lauren Winchester ’12, a Fellow in the Center for Policy and Research, is visiting Guantánamo Bay Military Base with observer status, as a representative of Seton Hall Law’s Transnational Justice Project and Center for Policy and Research, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for war crimes. In her fourth dispatch, she reports further on the pre-trial hearings for Abd Al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al-Nashiri, a detainee on trial for his alleged role in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Read more.


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The Last Resort Exoneration Project

Featured on Due Process

The Last Resort Exoneration Project, the Seton Hall Law initiative devoted to freeing the convicted innocent in New Jersey, was featured on the award winning TV show, Due Process. The show features Professors Lesley and Michael Risinger, Director and Associate Director of The Last Resort, and special guests Barry Scheck of The Innocence Project and Jim McCloskey of the Princeton-based Centurion Ministries. Read More


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Investor Advocacy Project

Real-World Law Practice at Seton Hall Law

On January 1, 2011, Seton Hall Law launched the Investor Advocacy Project, a program that offers students the opportunity to provide free legal representation to New Jersey investors with limited income, and particular dollar claims, in securities disputes with investment professionals. Pictured is Investor Advocate, Mark C. Lauria '12, who, in October, successfully negotiated a settlement for his client. Read more.


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Be a Witness to History

Study Law in the Middle East

Seton Hall Law’s three-week summer study abroad program is set to launch on June 27, 2012 at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in West Amman, Jordan. Read more.


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B.A. to J.D. Pipeline Project

Striving to further diversify the legal profession: a collaboration with the Society of American Law Teachers

On November 11, the Seton Hall Law Diversity Council will co-sponsor a Symposium, Opening Doors: Making Diversity Matter in Law School Admissions as part of a new initiative launched by the Society of American Law Teachers, "B.A. to J.D. Pipeline: Diversifying the Legal Profession." Read more.


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Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Society

Student organization holds Annual Celebration of Excellence Banquet

At its annual celebration, the Rodino Society presents awards to the Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo '89, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and to Gina Fondetto, Director of Special Programs at Seton Hall Law. The Banquet takes place on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. Read more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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International Law Weekend

Seton Hall Law participates in annual conference of the International Law Students Association

This annual conference brings together hundreds of legal practitioners, government and non-government organizations and students in a weekend entitled, “International Law and National Politics.” Professor Elizabeth Defeis (pictured) will present on The European Union and Accession to European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Read more.


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BP Oil Spill Program

Winter Intersession Program

Through lectures and field trips led by Professor Marc Poirier throughout the region of southeastern Louisiana, students gain an understanding of the impact of the BP oil spill on ecosystems, fishing and tourism. The registration deadline is extended to November 1. Read more and apply today.


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National Association of Women Judges

Seton Hall Law hosts sessions on Saturday, October 15 during the organization’s 33rd Annual Conference

The National Association of Women Judges brought its annual conference to New Jersey law schools this week, with Seton Hall Law hosting the Saturday sessions. Professor Lori Nessel (pictured), Director of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice (pictured) will moderated a panel on human trafficking and presented on issues regarding immigration in the courtroom. The NAWJ also presented scholarship awards to two Seton Hall Law students. Read more.


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Zanzibar Winter Intersession Program

This course explores the issues of modern-day slavery and human trafficking

The Zanzibar Winter Intersession program runs from December 19, 2011 through January 2, 2012, and includes an African safari. The registration deadline is extended to October 15. Desiree Sedehi '12 calls the course "the highlight of my law school career." Read more about her experience and apply today.


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Chamonix Winter Intersession Program

Apply today to join us in Chamonix, France

The Chamonix-Geneva Program in International Human Rights Law runs from December 27, 2011 through January 7, 2012. The registration deadline has been extended to October 15. Learn more and apply today!


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Diversity Scholarships

Bar Associations Recognize Seton Hall Law Students

Jacqueline Pena ’13 (pictured) received the Prudential Scholarship Award from the Hispanic Bar Association, and is among five Seton Hall Law students who were recognized by bar associations that promote diversity within the legal profession. Read more.


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Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy

Whitepaper Cited by the American College of Physicians’ ACP Advocate

A Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Whitepaper, “Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trial Recruitment & Enrollment: A Call for Increased Oversight,” was cited by the much acclaimed American College of Physicians’ ACP Advocate Blog. Read More.


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Center for Social Justice

Hosts youth ambassadors from Haiti visiting Seton Hall Law as part of inaugural trip to the U.S.

Haiti Rule of Law and the Center for Social Justice hosted the first-ever delegation of Haitian High School students, who were brought to the U.S through the Youth Ambassador Program sponsored by the United States Department of State. Read more.


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Verizon Public Interest Fellowship

Zahra Bazmjow '10 will advocate for victims of domestic violence

Zahra Bazmjow was named the Seton Hall Law Verizon Public Interest Postgraduate Fellow for 2011-12, a program founded to provide free legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence and create a cadre of knowledgeable and experienced lawyers dedicated to helping those affected by domestic abuse. Read more.


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Career Pathways

Critical work with a higher calling: Audrey Bordeaux ’13 is serving as a summer Graduate School Fellow with Education Pioneers in Los Angeles

As an Education Pioneers fellow, Bordeaux is dedicated to transforming our educational system by joining a nationwide network of education change agents outside the classroom, and by learning the necessary skills to manage and lead America’s public education system. Read more.


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Guatemala Rule of Law

October 7 to 12, application deadline, September 4

Seton Hall Law launches a Rule of Law Program in Guatemala, for which law students will travel to Guatemala from October 7 to 12 during the Fall break. The program’s goals are to expose students to issues involving access to justice in a country that faces great challenges, and to identify ways that the Center for Social Justice can support the development of the rule of law in Guatemala. Read more about the program and apply today.


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Orientation 2011

Seton Hall welcomes the Classes 2014 and 2015

Seton Hall Law kicked off its annual Orientation on Thursday, August 18. View the photographs from Orientation events here.


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CSJ Wins Again

Covered by the Star Ledger and The New Jersey Law Journal

The Center for Social Justice, in conjunction with ACLU-NJ, has won its latest round in its suit against the City of Newark and the Newark Police Department for free speech violations. Read More.


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Career Pathways

Justine Digeronimo ’12 is serving as a summer intern with the Federal Public Defender’s office in Newark.

With the help of Seton Hall Law’s fall on-campus interview program, and the money raised from the 2011 Public Interest auction, Justine Digeronimo ’12 was one of this year’s Public Interest Law Fellowship grant recipients for her summer internship position with the Federal Public Defender’s office in Newark. Read more.


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Porzio Scholarship Recipient

Chrishana White ’13 recognized by leading law firm and legal associations

Chrishana White’s high academic performance, diverse background, and involvement in and around the Seton Hall Law School community has been recognized and rewarded by Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, and the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Read more.


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Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Recipient

Strong academic performance and unusual life experience earns Victor Campos '13 this award

Victor Campos ’13 is the first Seton Hall Law recipient of the Arent Fox Scholarship, which is awarded each year to only three law students, nationwide, among hundreds of applicants. A native of Northern California, Campos came to Seton Hall Law for its extensive Intellectual Property program, a natural extension of his industrial engineering degree from UC Berkeley. Read more.


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Center for Policy & Research

Harper’s Magazine Article Relying on Center Report Wins National Magazine Award

A Harper’s Magazine article, “The Guantanamo Suicides,” relying on a Center for Policy & Research GTMO Report, “Death in Camp Delta,” won the prestigious National Magazine Award for Excellence in Reporting. Read More.


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Commencement 2011

Sean Camoni ’11 addresses the Seton Hall Law Class of 2011

Sean Camoni, Valedictorian for the Seton Hall Law Class of 2011, was selected by his classmates to present the Commencement address. “Three years ago, I had no idea what the term ‘Common Law’ meant. I have developed a deep appreciation and respect for this system that was born under kings and survives to govern democracies. And I have come to understand that there is nothing common about the law.” Read Sean Camoni’s remarks.


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Verizon Public Interest Fellowship

Welcoming the 2011 Fellows

Seton Hall Law celebrates its second Verizon Foundation grant in support of its 2011 Verizon Public Interest Summer Fellows at a breakfast and domestic violence legal training program held on June 1. Read more.


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Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

See photos of the Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement on Flickr as graduates celebrated with family and friends. View photos on Flickr!.


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Commencement 2011

A Mass, Awards Ceremony, and an Outdoor Reception, May 26

Seton Hall Law held its Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony on May 26, followed by a wine and cheese reception under a tent in the Schiff Garden. Family and friends attended to celebrate with the Seton Hall Law Class of 2011. View the photos.


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Donald F. Burke, Jr. delivers an address at the Awards Ceremony

Seton Hall Law held its Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony on May 26. Donald F. Burke, Jr., a third generation Seton Hall Law graduate, was selected by his classmates to present a speech at the Ceremony. He is pictured here with Dean Patrick E. Hobbs, his mother, who graduated in 1985, and his grandfather, Seton Hall Law class of 1954. Read Donald Burke’s remarks.


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Festivities begin with the traditional Cap and Gown Party

Seton Hall Law celebrates its 59th Commencement, kicked off with the Cap and Gown Party, held on the North Lawn and the Schiff Garden. Students pick up their regalia and then mingle with classmates, faculty, alumni, and administrators. See more photos.


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Center for Policy & Research

Publishes Report, “The Guantanamo Diet: Actual Facts About Detainee Weight Changes.”

Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Policy & Research has issued a report, “The Guantanamo Diet: Actual Facts About Detainee Weight Changes,” which refutes Senator Jim Inhofe’s recent claims about an obesity epidemic as “the biggest problem” in Guantanamo and finds wild fluctuations in individual detainee weights. Read more.


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Dispute Resolution Team

National Semi-Finalists in ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

After dominating the Regional Finals, Seton Hall Law’s Dispute Resolution Team, led by Nima Ashtyani ’12 and Nick Stratton ‘12, were named National Semi-Finalists at the American Bar Association’s Representation in Mediation Competition. This is the second year in a row Seton Hall Law has made it to the Final Four. Read more.


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Professor Paula Franzese

Publishes “A Short Happy Guide to Property Law”

Seton Hall Law’s own Professor Paula Franzese provides a concise summary of property law through her renowned teaching techniques in her newly released book, “A Short & Happy Guide to Property Law.” Read More.


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U.S Commerce Department Appointment

Stephen Tang named to Innovation Advisory Board

Stephen Tang, a member of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology Advisory Board, was appointed to the Innovation Advisory Board, a 15-member board that will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform national policies at the heart of U.S. job creation and global competitiveness. Mr. Tang is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, University City Science Center. Read more.


Fair Housing Event

NJ Division on Civil Rights & Seton Hall Law

Present Fair Housing/Fair Lending Enforcement Issues in the Twenty First Century

In recognition of Fair Housing Month, on Tuesday, April 26th, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and Seton Hall Law will present Fair Housing/Fair Lending Enforcement Issues in the Twenty First Century, a panel discussion for housing practitioners, advocates, providers, and students. The event is free and open to the public and CLE credits are available. Read more.


International Programs

International Law

Courses to run this Fall

In addition to its renowned study abroad programs, Seton Hall Law offers a wide array of International and Transnational law courses. Because 21st Century business and law practice is global, students benefit from cultivating a legal worldview which understands the implications which transcend borders. Read more.


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Summer Study Abroad

Registration is open through May 1

This unique program will offer students the opportunity to study international and comparative law in Amman, Jordan - a venerated city located in the heart of the Arab World. The program will be held from July 6 through August 6. Registration is open through May 1. Read more and apply today.


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Summer Study Abroad

Registration is open through May 1

The Seton Hall Law Leuven-Geneva Program in Health, Intellectual Property and International Law introduces students to the laws, policies and institutions of the European Union, and also explores issues in intellectual property, pharmaceutical development and global public health. The course will take place from June 20 to July 22. Registration will run through May 1. Read more and apply today.


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Celebrating Diversity

Third Annual Leadership Dinner, April 14

The New Jersey Legal Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) and the Seton Hall Law Diversity Council hosts, Diversity in the Legal Profession, Diversity in Leadership III on Thursday, April 14. The Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, is among the honorees. Read more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Reflections on New Orleans

Tom Wester '12 describes the Winter Intersession class that explored the aftermath of the BP oil spill

During Winter Break, Professor Marc Poirier brought a dozen students to New Orleans to gain a first-hand understanding of the intersection of law and the environment. Tom Wester (pictured) writes, "Unless you are standing on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico talking to a fisherman who is afraid that his catch will not sell, or an oil rig worker who has been unemployed since the spill...you cannot truly comprehend the impact of the spill." Read more.


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Book Signing Event

Monday, April 11, 5:00 p.m.

The Peter Rodino Law Library presents a panel discussion exploring the emerging issues of national security as detailed in a new book by Professor Jonathan Hafetz, Habeas Corpus After 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System. Professor Hafetz will join a panel discussion moderated by Professor Baher Azmy. Read more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Center for Social Justice

Report Cited by Assemblywoman as “Inspiration” for New Legislation to Protect Workers

Citing the Seton Hall Law Report, All Work and No Pay: Day Laborers, Wage Theft, and Workplace Justice in New Jersey, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, has sponsored legislation to protect workers. Read more.


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Conference on Egypt

Friday, April 8

The Seton Hall Law Program for the Study of Law in the Middle East hosts, "Egypt: Past, Present and Future: A Conference on the Impact and Implications of the Egyptian Revolution in the Middle East and Beyond. Learn more about the conference and make your reservation.


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Professors from Practice

David F. Broderick and Stephen M. Vajtay, Jr

For more than a decade and half, each year Adjunct Professors David Broderick and Stephen Vajtay have welcomed the spring season by co-teaching Business Planning. Partners at McCarter & English, LLP by day and Adjunct Professor’s by night, the duo is full of practical knowledge and experience that has made them perennial favorites among Seton Hall Law students. Read more.


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International Law Forum

Protection of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Professor Elizabeth Defeis (pictured) hosts Jorge Flores Callejas,
UN Ambassador and Deputy Representative, Permanent Mission of Honduras; and Francis Dubois,
Former UN Representative in Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia, who will discuss the current condition of religious minorities in the midst of political turmoil throughout the Middle East. The event will take place on Monday, April 4, 6 to 8 p.m. with a reception preceding the discussion. Read about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Center for Policy and Research

Research Fellows meet with House Armed Services Committee

On March 23, Professor Mark Denbeaux and Research Fellows from the Center for Policy & Research shared their findings from the Guantánamo Report series wtih staff members of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Read more.


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Faith, Law and Culture

Guest speaker Nicholas WolterStorff from Yale University

This speaker series brings distinguished academicians and theologians to Seton Hall Law as part of an ongoing conversation about religion, theology and public life. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, is author of the just-published, Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology, and will speak on Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Read about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Public Lecture

Managing Medical Bills on the Brink of Bankruptcy,

The Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy presents, Managing Medical Bills on the Brink of Bankruptcy, on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Visiting Professor Melissa B. Jacoby, George R. Ward Professor of Law University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will review new research on how financially distressed patients deal with out-of-pocket medical bills and the implications for their health care providers. Read about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Center for Social Justice

Clinical Programs Now Accepting Enrollment for 2011-12

Through the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice clinics, students assume primary responsibility for cases, working in state and federal trial and appellate courts ranging from family law to housing to education policy reform and international human rights. The clinics are open for enrollment through March 24. Learn more about the Center Social Justice clinics.


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Investor Advocacy Project

Students and professor team up to provide free legal representation to small investors in securities disputes

This new program, which combines a mission to increase access to justice with a skills-based educational approach, benefits low and moderate-income investors who have a dispute with an investment professional. Using negotiation, mediation and arbitration, students will take on real cases under the guidance of a law professor with expertise in conflict management. Read more.


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Seton Hall Law a “Top 50 ‘Go-To’ Law School"

National Law Journal ranks law schools based on first-year associates hired by large law firms

Based on hiring of students to top law firms (NLJ 250), The National Law Journal named Seton Hall Law as one of its “Top 50 ‘Go-To’ Law Schools.” Read more.


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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA Offers Free Tax Prep for the Community

Once again this year IRS Certified Seton Hall Law volunteers offer free tax return preparation—in both English and Spanish—here on campus through its VITA program. Read more to find out about dates and times and eligibility.


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Latest GTMO Report, “Rumsfeld Knew”

Featured in The Washington Post

The most recent report by The Center for Policy & Research, “Rumsfeld Knew: DoD's 'Worst of the Worst' and Recidivism Claims Refuted by Recently Declassified Memo,” was featured in The Washington Post. Read more.


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GTMO Report Issued: Rumsfeld Knew

Center for Policy & Research Issues New Report

Center for Policy & Research Report Reveals that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld Knowingly Misrepresented “Worst of the Worst” at Guantanamo; Confessing to Joint Chiefs of Staff that Guantanamo is Filled with “Low Level” Detainees in Recently Declassified Memo Discovered by Seton Hall Law. Read more.


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Government Day

More than 25 federal, state and local agencies on hand for an information open house

Whether you want to pursue a specific career opportunity, gather information or build your professional network, join us at Seton Hall Law's third annual Government Day on Tuesday, March 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Office of Career Services. Sign up today! Read more.


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International Law

Special Guest Lecturer on February 22

Michael Mattler Minority Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, will present, Reflections on the State of Multilateralism: Tensions, Responses, and the Future on Tuesday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture. Read about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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A Dispatch from GTMO: Day Four

Kelli Stout '11 is observing military tribunals

Kelli Stout ’11, a Fellow in the Center for Policy and Research, is visiting Guantánamo Bay Military Base with observer status, as a representative of Seton Hall Law, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for war crimes. In this fourth and final dispatch, the sentencing hearings continue for GTMO detainee, Noor Uthman Mohamed, who has already pled guilty to providing material support to terrorism and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism. Read more.


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Students' Cell Phone Drive a Success

163 phones collected to support survivors of domestic violence

Seton Hall Law School’s student organizations joined forces to host the Law School’s first cell phone drive, to benefit Verizon Wireless HopeLine, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Read more.


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A Dispatch from GTMO: Day Two

Seton Hall Law student observes a hearing at GTMO

Kelli Stout ’11, a Fellow in the Center for Policy and Research, is visiting Guantánamo Bay Military Base with observer status, as a representative of Seton Hall Law, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for war crimes. In this second dispatch, Kelli describes the hearing at which GTMO detainee, Noor Uthman Mohamed, pleads guilty. Read more.


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The Last Resort Exoneration Project

Launched and Featured!

The Last Resort Exoneration Project at Seton Hall Law celebrated its official launch and was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal, Star Ledger, The Record, Asbury Park Press, The Innocence Project Blog, on News 12 (Spanish), Fios TV News, WCBS Radio, and in newspapers everywhere from the Stamford Connecticut Advocate to Charleston West Virginia’s Daily Mail and the Beaumont Advocate of Texas. Read More.


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A Dispatch from GTMO: Day One

Kelli Stout '11 observes military tribunals and reports back

Kelli Stout ’11, a Fellow in the Center for Policy and Research, is visiting Guantánamo Bay Military Base with observer status, as a representative of Seton Hall Law, to observe military commissions, the tribunals established to try detainees for war crimes. This is the first of her dispatches. Read more.


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Loving the Law

An Annual Valentine's Day Tradition

Each February 14 Professor Paula Franzese (pictured) hosts an annual celebration of the study and practice of law. The entire class shares its love of the law through poetry, music and guest visits from distinguished alumni. Janelle Nicole Winters '13, a student in Professor Franzese's Section A class, has penned her own "Loving the Law" tribute. Read her tribute here.


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Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy

Releases White Paper

The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy has issued a White Paper, “The Limits of Disclosure as a Response to Financial Conflicts of Interest. Read more.


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A Path to the Law

Introducing college students to the opportunities of a legal career

On Saturday, February 12, college students from all over New Jersey will converge at Seton Hall Law to explore a legal career. Through lectures, mock classes and workshops, students will get a feel for the law school experience. This event is sponsored by the Law School Admissions Council and co-hosted by Seton Hall Law, Rutgers Law-Newark and Rutgers Law-Camden. Learn about the program and register here.


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2011 International Programs

Join us at the Information Session

Seton Hall Law welcomes applications for its 2011 Summer Study Abroad programs. Join us on Thursday, February 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Gibbons Small Moot Court Room, to learn more about how our students combine the study of law with incredible international adventures. Read more.


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The Last Resort Exoneration Project

Focusing on the problems of the convicted innocent in New Jersey

The Record lauds Professor Michael Risinger and Adjunct Professor Lesley Risinger (pictured) for the founding of the Last Resort Exoneration Project, which offers pro bono investigative and legal services to the convicted innocent of New Jersey. Read the article.


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CSJ Report

On Day Laborer Wage Theft Featured in the New York Times and…

...The Huffington Post, Forbes, BusinessWeek, CNBC, MSNBC, Star Ledger, The Record, Asbury Park Press, Daily Record, Home News & Tribune, El Diario, Nowy Dziennik (Polish), Univision TV & Radio. Read more.


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CSJ Issues Report

Shows Immigrant Day Laborers Subject to Widespread Wage Theft and Abuse Across New Jersey

Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Social Justice has issued a report, All Work and No Pay: Day Laborers, Wage Theft, and Workplace Justice in New Jersey, which reveals 48% of Immigrant Day Laborers in New Jersey were not paid; 94% were not paid overtime when due; 43% never given safety equipment; 26% seriously injured at work; and 26% assaulted by their employer. Read more.


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Winter Intersession

Courses held everywhere from Newark to Zanzibar

This winter Seton Hall Law students have their pick of a broad, varied curriculum: from International Law to practical advocacy skills to environmental law issues in the Gulf of Mexico, Winter Intersession is happening at home and around the world. Read more.


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Seton Hall Law Rising

Capital campaign on track to exceed $25 million goal by close in June 2011

Seton Hall Law Rising, the school's fundraising campaign, bolsters academic programs, endowed faculty chairs and student scholarships, as well as facility renovations and technology upgrades. "We are closing in on our goal," reports Dean Patrick E. Hobbs (pictured). Read the press release.


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Monitoring developments in health reform law and policy

Is the individual mandate constitutional?

Health Reform Watch explores the December 13 ruling from the Federal District Court in Virginia, that declares it is unconstitutional for the Affordable Care Act to require all U.S. citizens to purchase health insurance. Mark Hall, Professor of Law and Public Health at Wake Forest Law, lends his perspective. Read more.


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Guantánamo Report Issued

U.S. Military routinely administered controversial drugs to detainees

The Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research findings suggest detainees were unnecessarily dosed with a medication known to induce hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis. Read more.


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Winter Intersession: New Orleans

New course explores legal aspects of the British Petroleum oil spill

The BP oil spill has changed the ecology and the economy of key parts of the southern United States. This two-credit course will bring you to New Orleans from January 8 to January 16 for a first-hand exploration of the environmental impact and legal implications of the causes of the spill and the clean-up efforts. Apply today!


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Interscholastic Competitions

The 2010-11 season is underway with victories to report

The Seton Hall Law competition season kicked off this past month for the Dispute Resolution, Moot Court and Mock Trial teams with impressive wins already on the charts. This vital portion of the Seton Hall Law Skills Curriculum gives students an opportunity to put their learning into practice and sharpen their advocacy skills while competing against other law schools. Read more.


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Office of Career Services

A fall season filled with events and offerings to help students seek employment in a challenging market

This fall, the Office of Career Services offers practical and informational events and programs, including small and medium-sized law firm job-search workshops, a career networking reception, an alternative careers panel, weekly public interest programs and more. Read more.


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Pro Bono Service Program

Students volunteer to provide the underprivileged with legal help through the Pro Bono Service Program at the Center for Social Justice.

More than 100 Seton Hall Law students donate their time to assist the less fortunate in areas such as criminal justice, mental health, community development, and tax preparation through the law school’s Pro Bono Service Program, directed by Professor Philip Ross (pictured). These programs enable students to build both their skills and their professional networks. Read more.


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Panel Discussion: Local Patent Rules

Sharing best practices to address patent litigation

Chief Judge Garrett Brown and Magistrate Tonianne Bongiovanni of the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey, share their experiences addressing patent litigation in one of the most active patent venues nationwide. New Jersey and New York CLE credits available. Monday, November 15, 6-8 p.m. Register now for this event.


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Summer Work

Jordan Cohen '11

Jordan Cohen's summer internship in the Office for Civil Rights’ Health Information Privacy, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., capitalized on his long-abiding interest in health law, specifically, in health information technology. Read more.


Cybersecurity Law Project

Partnership with Bergen County Prosecutor, Cybersecurity Project

Featured in New Jersey Law Journal and The Record

The Cybersecurity Project of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technolgy was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal and The Record. The first offering of the Initiative, a class on Cybersecurity taught by Gibbons Institute Director David Opderbeck, was opened to students and prosecutors as well as agents of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security. Over 20 prosecutors and agents enrolled. Read more.


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International Human Rights

Dr. Kevin Bales to Discuss Modern-day Slavery, March 2

Dr. Kevin Bales, President and Co-founder of the NGO, Free the Slaves, and one of the world's leading anti-slavery activists, asks the question, Is This the End of Slavery?, on Wednesday March 2 at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture. Learn more about this and other Seton Hall Law events.


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Summer Work

Sebastian Sanchez '12, utilized legal and advocacy skills at Make the Road New York

Sebastian Sanchez ’12 advocated for workers' rights and participated in community action, focusing on New York City’s Latino Community in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Learn more.


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American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

ASLME Student Health Law Conference: Taking the Health Law Career Path

This nationwide conference, sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association and hosted by Seton Hall Law on October 22, exposes law students to the myriad career paths for attorneys in health and life sciences. Students can explore employment opportunities in health law, receive career advice and network with attorneys. Learn more about the conference.


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The Chamonix-Geneva Program

Winter Intersession Program on International Human Rights Law

Seton Hall Law's newest course offers lectures regarding the foundation of human rights law and global norms, as well as briefings at international organizations based in Geneva. Students can combine their study with weekend trips to beautiful alpine ski slopes, making this an unforgettable winter break. Applications are accepted through October 15. Learn more about the program and apply today.


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Summer Work

Shari Genser '11 works with prosecutors to enforce Megan’s Law, New Jersey’s sex offender registration statute.

As a summer intern for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Shari Genser had an opportunity to respond, on behalf of the State, to motions from registered sex offenders requesting permission to terminate their obligation to register. Read more.


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Study Abroad: Zanzibar

Applications now accepted for this Winter Intersession program

The only ABA-accredited program in Zanzibar, Tanzania, this two-week Intersession course focuses on the dual problems of modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and includes an optional week-long Safari. Learn more and apply today.


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CSJ Suit Against N.J.

For Unconstitutional Denial of Immigrant Medicaid Rights

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, The Record, The Daily Record, The Courier Post, Home News & Tribune, The Jersey Journal, MSNBC, PolitickerNJ, Newsday, Immigration Prof Blog and other media throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Read More.


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The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Guest Speaker at Third National People of Color Conference

Reverend Jesse Jackson addressed the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. The conference, held September 9-12, hosted by Seton Hall Law, brought together more than 400 scholars, academicians, and practitioners to discuss the many of facets of diversity as it affects legal theory and practice. Read more.


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CSJ Files Suit Against the State of New Jersey

For Constitutional Violations in Denying Immigrant Parents Access to State-Funded Medicaid

Seton Hall’s Center for Social Justice and Gibbons, P.C., filed a class action suit against New Jersey for violating permanent residents' equal protection rights under the United States and New Jersey Constitutions. CSJ’s Professors Baher Azmy and Jenny-Brooke Condon, Clinical Teaching Fellow Rachel Lopez, and students Lynn Lee ’11 and Danielle Alvarez ‘11 are on the case. Read more.


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Mayor Cory A. Booker

Keynote Speaker at People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

Seton Hall Law hosts the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship conference, "Our Country, Our World in a 'Post-Racial' Era," September 9-12. The conference will bring together more than 400 students, legal practitioners and academicians across the nation to explore the issues of diversity within the legal profession. Learn more about the program.


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Conference Keynote Speakers

Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy

Kathleen Martinez, who was born without vision, believes disability should be no obstacle to achieving success: "Good jobs for people with disabilities serves as the gateway out of the poverty trap, allowing us to contribute to the economy and strengthen our nation." She will serve as a Keynote Speaker at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, hosted by Seton Hall Law. Learn more.


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Orientation 2010

First-year students join the Seton Hall Law community

Seton Hall Law welcomes the Classes of 2013 and 2014 with plenary sessions, workshops and a Friday night social at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. See the photos on Flickr.


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Center for Social Justice Report on Day Laborer Wage Theft & Abuse

Featured in the New York Times, NJ Law Journal, The Record, Star Ledger, WOR Fox TV News, Univision TV News, NJN 12 News, WPLJ Radio, Comunidade News, Immigration Law Prof Blog...

CSJ’s recent report, “Ironbound Underground: Wage Theft & Workplace Violations Among Day Laborers in Newark’s East Ward,” showed widespread abuse and received extensive media attention. Learn more.


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CSJ Scholars

Named for 2010-11 academic year

The Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice (CSJ) announced its Scholars for the 2010-11 academic year: Kimberly Krone '12 for the CSJ International Human Rights/Rule of Law Initiative, and Sebastián Sánchez '12 for the CSJ Urban Revitalization Initiative. Read more.


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CSJ Issues Report

Shows Immigrant Day Laborers Subjected to Workplace Abuse

The Center for Social Justice has issued a report, “Ironbound Underground: Wage Theft & Workplace Violations in Newark’s East Ward,” which reveals that 96% of local immigrant day laborers have been victims of wage theft, 27% were assaulted by an employer, 80% are regularly not given safety equipment, and 20% were hurt on the job. Read more.


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Over-Parenting and the Law

Professor Gaia Bernstein and co-author Zvi Triger have released their newest paper, “Over-Parenting.” In it, the authors warn against use of the law to enforce Intensive Parenting. Although research has shown that Intensive Parenting has important advantages, a rising body of research has shown that Intensive Parenting can seriously undermine one of the most important roles of parents, namely, nurturing a sense of independence and separation from the parent. Read More.


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Empowering Victims of Domestic Violence

This summer, six Seton Hall University School of Law students are able to apply their passion for public interest while gaining expertise in representing victims of domestic violence through the Verizon Public Interest Fellowship Program. Learn more.


Gibbons Institute Hosts Webinar

Understanding the Supreme Court's Bilski Decision

A panel of experts, Erik Lillquist, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Law; Robert E. Rudnick, Director, Intellectual Property, Gibbons P.C. and David W. Opderbeck, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology reviewed, analyzed and discussed the implications of the June 28, 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision on Bilski v. Kappos. Read more and listen to the Bilski Webinar discussion.


Community Health Law Project

New grant assists elderly and disabled

The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) has received a grant to help the elderly and the disabled lower their health care costs. Seton Hall Law Paula Franzese (pictured, center), who chairs the CHLP Board, said “This grant will allow us to get seniors and the disabled the help they need and are entitled to. The benefits can literally add up to hundreds of dollars per month.” Read more.


Summer Insitute for Pre-Legal Studies

Five-week program helps disadvantaged college students build legal skills

The program, hosted by Seton Hall Law School and led by Professor Brenda Saunders-Hampden (pictured), seeks to increase the number of disadvantaged students who apply and gain admission to law schools. The Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Read more.


Congratulations to the Class of 2010

See photos of the Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement on Flickr as graduates celebrated with family and friends. View photos on Flickr.


Congratulations to the Class of 2010

Governor Chris Christie delivered the Commencement address

See photos of the Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement on Flickr as graduates celebrated with family and friends. View photos on Flickr.


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Kicked Off the Festivities

Professor Denis McLaughlin and Student Bar Association Vice President Amanda van Hoose (pictured) celebrated at the traditional Cap and Gown party for the Seton Hall Law Class of 2010. See the pictures on Flickr!


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This week celebrates the graduation of the Class of 2010

This week's events include numerous receptions and an awards presentation ceremony. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie '87 will deliver the Commencement address on Friday May 28.


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Schering-Plough Professor in Health Regulation & Enforcement

Seton Hall University School of Law announces the appointment of Frank Pasquale as the Schering-Plough Professor in health care regulation and enforcement. Professor Pasquale joined the Seton Hall Law Faculty in 2004 and is the Associate Director of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy. Read more.


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Personal Jurisdiction Case Before the New Jersey Appellate Division, Featured in the National Law Journal

Center for Social Justice Clinical Teaching Fellow Leena Khandwala along with Professor Linda Fisher and clinic students Brienne Henderson ’10 and Matt Ingles ’10 won an important decision regarding personal jurisdiction and malpractice liability on behalf of a New Jersey couple. Read more.


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National Runner-Up Accolade at ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Nima Ashtyani ’12 (left) and Christopher A. DeAngelo ’11 (right), pictured here with Dispute Resolution Society President Pantea Ilbeigi ’10 (center), earned a National Runner-Up title in the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, held in San Francisco last week.


Pasta Night

Professor Paula Franzese (pictured, left) shares family recipe with students and their friends to fund public interest programs

On April 23, students from Section M shared a great time and Professor Paula Franzese’s famous penne á la vodka. The students brought friends and family to share the meal they paid $2,000 to enjoy.


Kari Panaccione ‘11

International Law Scholar selected to intern with the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Kari Panaccione came to Seton Hall Law to advocate for justice and human rights while seeing the world and, this summer, she will be doing just that.


The Human Rights Responsibilities of Pharmaceutical Companies

Visiting Scholar Paul Hunt will provide lectures on international human rights law and health law.

On Thursday April 15 at 6 pm, Paul Hunt, Visiting Scholar from the University of Essex School of Law in England, will lecture students and faculty on international human rights law and health law. He will argue that pharmaceutical companies have certain human rights responsibilities, including the duty to take reasonable steps to enhance access to medicines. Read more about this and other events.


Samuel J. Heyman Public Service Lecture & Reception

Program to award government service fellowships on April 12 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium

The late Samuel J. Heyman, a successful businessman with a remarkable public service background, founded a fellowship program in his name to enable students and alumni to fulfill their aspirations in government roles. Michelle DePass, Assistant Administrator of International Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency, is the keynote speaker at this year’s event. Read more & RSVP here.


Take Back The Night

Wednesday, April 7th from 6-8pm

On Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 6-8pm, Seton Hall Law, in conjunction with Rutgers Law School- Newark , will hold its 3rd annual Take Back the Night event to raise awareness and speak out against violence and abuse. Gigi M. Scoles, Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County, will be the keynote speaker. Read more.


Urban Education Law & Policy Initiative

Urban Students with Autism: Newark, New Jersey

The Urban Education Law & Policy Initiative (UELPI) will convene a panel to address the challenges of providing appropriate services to children with autism in urban settings on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 4pm. Read more.


Health Care Reform is Here

Follow the progression on HealthReformWatch.com

As health reform comes to fruition, Seton Hall Law faculty researchers and students, as well as our law professors and their renowned colleagues have monitored and written about the developments of this landmark legislation for more than a year on HealthReformWatch.com. Posts from this Seton Hall Law blog have been cited by Ezra Klein, Kaiser Health News, The Health Care Blog, BusinessWeek, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.


Government Day, March 22

An opportunity to explore careers in local, state and federal government

This premier event, sponsored by the Office of Career Services, brings together a well-represented mix of local, state and federal agencies, and Seton Hall Law students and alumni, for an evening of informative and insightful conversations Read more about this and other events.


Zanzibar Study Abroad

Return from African Nation Known for Historic Slave Trade

Ashley Turner ’10 shares her experience in the Zanzibar program. Zanzibar, known for its stunning natural beauty and rich history, provides a unique setting for students to learn about modern day slavery and human trafficking.


Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor

Awarded to Judge Taghrid Hikmet

Judge Taghrid Hikmet, the first woman judge in Jordan and the first Arab, Muslim judge of the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda, will receive the Sandra Day O’Connor Medal of Honor for her human rights advocacy. Read more.


Distinguished Guest Practitioner

Attorney Samuel Maizel will address financial difficulties faced by the nation’s hospitals

Samuel Maizel, a noted expert on bankruptcy matters and financial restructuring within the healthcare industry, will give a public lecture at Seton Hall Law on Thursday, March 25 at 6 pm. The lecture, Hospitals in Crisis: Debt Restructuring Options & Issues for Financial Survival, will address legal issues arising from hospital debts in both out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as various roles for attorneys in those proceedings. Register for the event here.


Dispute Resolution Society

Hosting ABA-sponsored Competition this Weekend

This student organization hosts the Eleventh Annual Representation in Mediation Competition at Seton Hall Law, sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, March 13 and 14. In this competition, law students role play as attorneys and clients in a mediation setting. The regional champion will represent the New York-New Jersey region at the national competition in San Francisco in April. Learn about other events


Andrea J. Catania

Event Honors Beloved Late Faculty Member

Professor Catania was remembered by Seton Hall Law faculty, family and friends for her unwavering friendship and her loyalty and dedication to Seton Hall Law.


Online Golf Auction!

Bid on great golf packages to support Public Interest Fellowships

Bid on golf packages at such beautiful clubs as Trump National Golf Club, Essex Fells Country Club, Bayonne Golf Club and Plainfield Country Club. All proceeds benefit Seton Hall Law students working in public interest positions. Preview the auction here.


Public Interest Auction

Annual event raises nearly $20,000 for students pursuing careers in public interest

Evan Haggerty ’12, contributor to the new Seton Hall Law student newspaper, The Cross Examiner, reports on our most successful-ever fundraiser for students pursuing careers inpublic interest. The four-day event included a silent auction (pictured), a live auction, and the crowd-pleasing Pie in the Face. Read the story and link to the Flickr photos.


Before Spring Break

Join us for a tour of Chelsea’s huge collection of art galleries

Our guide will preview over 200 exhibits and select the seven most fascinating for us to explore, encompassing the theme of Diversity. We'll see the very newest in painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography by artists from all over the world. At each stop, our guide will discuss the artwork and lead our group in lively discussion. Space is limited to the first 40 people who RSVP. Learn more.


Diversity Banquet

Student Organizations Join Together for a Celebration on February 24

The banquet is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific American Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin-American Law Students Association and the Muslim Law Students Association. Learn more.


Public Interest Auction

Weeklong event will raise money for the Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program and the Public Interest Loan Repayment and Assistance Program

Festivities start on Monday with a silent auction and culminate in Thursday’s live auction, a Mardi Gras-themed party and the annual Pie-in-the-Face event. Dean Patrick E. Hobbs and Professor Paula Franzese (pictured) will host the live auction on Thursday to benefit students pursuing careers in public interest. Read more.


Students Attend New Jersey Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Following the Hearing, Justices and Clerks Share Their Experiences

When the New Jersey Supreme Court held court in Newark for the first time in modern history, Seton Hall Law students were invited to watch attorneys present oral arguments.


Bergen County Prosecutor

Announces Internship Chair for New Jersey Law Students

The Office of the Bergen County Prosecutor has announced the creation of a Legal Internship Chair for promising law students. Students chosen for the Prosecutor’s Chair will work in the Office of the Bergen County Prosecutor. Read more.


Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

New Jersey Devils CEO Lou Lamoriello will serve as keynote speaker for this day-long series of incisive panel discussions.

The Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium will host its annual conference exploring such topics as the NFL’s Rooney Rule, the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy proceedings, and financial and estate planning for athletes and entertainers. 5 CLE credits will be awarded for full day attendance. Click here to register.


Public Interest Wednesdays

The Office of Career Services guides students to a path of service with this weekly series of seminars and workshops. Learn more.


Education Law Career Panel

Students Interested in Pursuing Legal Career in Education are Encouraged to Attend

The Urban Education Law and Policy Initiative will host a career panel on January 25 so students can learn about opportunities in the field of education law. Former Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Professor Chinh Le (pictured) is among the panelists. Read more.


Guantánamo Reports

Shedding Light on Detainee Deaths at Guantánamo Bay

Harper’s exposé says Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research reports prompted a GTMO whistleblower to come forward about the June 2006 detainee “suicides” in Camp Delta. Pictured here, members of the Center team. Read more.


Seton Hall Law Pirate Pride Week

Join in a series of exciting events, from January 19-22, sponsored by the Student Bar Association

Pirate Pride Week kicked off on Tuesday January 19 with a student organizations fair. Events also include the 1L “Brain Bowl” and a pre-game pep rally at Newark's Brick City, followed by the Seton Hall Pirates and the Louisville Cardinals facing off at the Prudential Center on Thursday. Pirate Week wraps up with Winterfest at Willie McBride’s in Hoboken on Friday.


Legislative Journal Symposium

Panel will address 2005 bankruptcy amendments

On February 4, the Legislative Journal will host, “The 2005 Bankruptcy Amendments: Where Are We Now?” at Seton Hall Law with incisive panel discussions. Practicing attorneys can earn six New York CLE credits for attending.


Winter Intersession 2010

Engaging in real-world debates taking place on a gobal scale

Let the international debate begin: Professor Kristen Boon leads a weeklong course on Transnational Law. Read more.


Center for Social Justice Wins

Asylum for Tortured Political Refugee

Jessica Jansyn (‘10) and Jennifer Mui (’10) under the supervision of Professor Bryan Lonegan won asylum for a tortured political prisoner from Cameroon. Learn more.


Where law, technology, and human error collide

Seton Hall Law students blog on e-discovery 

Professor Fernando Pinguelo’s e-discovery class uses e-Lessons Learned, a predominantly student-generated blog, to hone their skills in legal analysis amidst our rapidly changing technological environment. E-Lessons Learned Editor-in-Chief Frank Gonnello ‘12 calls it “Law Review 2.0.” The ABA Journal magazine calls it one of the top 100 law blogs in the nation. Read More


Entertainment & Sports Law Society

Breaking Into Sports and Entertainment Law

"You shouldn’t be in this particular kind of law unless you can’t imagine doing anything else.” Ronald Bienstock (pictured), founder/partner of entertainment law firm Bienstock & Michael, P.C., and bassist for the band, The Suits, was among the industry leaders who spoke at this unique career panel discussion. Read more.


Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Issues White Paper

Calling for major reforms in the financing and oversight of clinical research

In a white paper entitled, “Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trial Recruitment & Enrollment: A Call for Increased Oversight,” the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy has called for major substantive reforms in the financing and oversight of clinical research. Read more


Certificate in Health & Hospital Law

Seton Hall Law introduces a new online program

Seton Hall Law now offers a 16-week Certificate program for healthcare professionals and administrators who need a working knowledge of law and regulation, but who don't have time to commute to classes or commit to a degree program. Read more


The Seton Hall Law Skills Curriculum

Putting legal knowledge
into legal practice

At Seton Hall Law, students learn more than just how to think like a lawyer, they learn how to become one— from one. Federal Judge Dennis Michael Cavanaugh teaches Skills Curriculum courses such as Persuasion & Advocacy and Advanced Civil Practice here at Seton Hall Law. Read more about the Skills Curriculum.


SETON HALL LAW REVIEW

"Securities Regulation and the Global Economic Crisis: What Does the Future Hold?”

The Seton Hall Law Review held its annual Symposium featuring a host of renowned corporate and securities law professors, regulators and practitioners. The panelists, brought in from all around the country, discussed and debated the ramifications of securities regulation within the context of the global economic crisis. Read more.


The Guantanamo Lawyers

Inside a Prison Outside the Law

Seton Hall Law Faculty and students edited, and contributed their stories to this groundbreaking book. Join us for the book signing event on Monday November 9 from 4 to 6pm.


Careers in Tax Law

At Seton Hall Law

The Seton Hall Law Tax Society hosted a Careers in Tax Law Panel which featured speakers from a wide range of Tax Law practice who spoke about rewarding opportunities in the field. Read more.


Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Event

This lunchtime symposium spotlights the heightened role of corporate compliance in a distressed economy. Mark Anderson, Medicaid Inspector General in New Jersey, is keynote speaker and Dean Kathleen Boozang, Director of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, is among the distinguished panelists. Read more


International Law Weekend

October 22-24

Seton Hall Law will co-sponsor this weekend conference, “Challenges to Transnational Governance.” Professors Elizabeth Defeis (pictured above), Tracy Kaye and Kristen Boon will participate as panel chairs and speakers. Read more.


Verizon Public Interest Fellowship Program

Introducing a New Social Justice Partnership

Verizon and Seton Hall Law announce a new program to provide free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in Newark and in six New Jersey counties. The program includes fellowships and summer internships for Seton Hall Law graduates and students. Read more.


Seton Hall Law hosts

the Seventh Annual Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Conference

The conference will provide intellectual property scholars with a forum to present their work in progress and receive early feedback from their colleagues.


Religious Legal Theory: State of the Field

Registration is open for this unique two-day symposium hosted by Seton Hall Law

The conference, now in progress, hosts leading scholars to assess the “state of the field” of religious legal theory, consolidating the advances and charting new directions for religious perspectives on law and public policy. Read more.


ASLME Conference, October 16, 2009

Seton Hall Law hosts the Annual Conference of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

The ASLME conference introduces law students to the diversity of opportunities for attorneys in health and life sciences. The conference provides an introductory session on health law, panels on a variety of employment opportunities in health law, and a networking reception with the conference speakers, all health law experts. Read more.


Seton Hall Law hosts

the Fourth Annual Labor & Employment Law Colloquium

Featuring Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris, two panels on the ALI's proposed Restatement of Employment Law, and 60 scholars from around the country speaking on a variety of topics involving law and the workplace.


HEALTH REFORM WATCH

Seton Hall Law’s Health Care Reform Blog

Although still relatively new, posts from the blog have been included by Kaiser Health News , The Health Care Blog, NPR’s Planet Money Blog, Duke Univ. Med. Center News, The Las Vegas Sun, The Institute for Southern Studies, American Health Line Alerts, ABA Blawgs, Buzzflash.com, Daily Kos, BusinessWeek.com, Balkinization, Concurring Opinions, Maggie Mahar on Taking Note, economist Brad Delong’s Grasping Reality with Both Hands, The Immigration Prof Blog, and the official homepage of the Office of the Democratic Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Steny Hoyer— as well as a host of other blogs.Read more.


Diversity Beer, Wine & Cheese Reception

With Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties

ALL INVITED! Festivities begin in the Large Moot Courtroom at 4pm on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with an International Beer & Wine Bar while Seton Hall Law announces its new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The informational get together will then be followed by a Wine & Cheese Reception in the Atrium. Take a study break, enjoy some time with your classmates, and find out about some fun and exciting things that are happening at the law school! More>>


2009 Orientation

Seton Hall Law welcomes the Class of 2012 & 2013

Events included a visit from Newark’s Mayor, Cory Booker, and a cocktail reception at Calcada, the outdoor restaurant at the NJ Performing Arts Center, just up the street.

Visit our Orientation photo stream


2009 Orientation

Seton Hall Law welcomes the Class of 2012 & 2013

“Human transformation takes place most effectively within a community. Here at Seton Hall we offer to you a place for the mind, the heart and the spirit.” - Monsignor Robert Sheeran, President

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Study Abroad: Zanzibar

Winter Intercession program focuses on modern day slavery and human trafficking

The Zanzibar, Tanzania program is the only one of its kind offered by an American law school. Students convene on this beautiful, mysterious island to meet and talk with prominent judges and lawyers working in the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda, located nearby in Arusha, Tanzania, and with non-government organization representatives and United Nations personnel who dedicate themselves to fighting the dual scourges of slavery and human trafficking. The program runs from December 21, 2009 through January 3, 2010, followed by an optional safari. Learn more


Urban Education Law and Policy Initiative

Highlighting the Challenges of an Urban Educational System and Advancing Solutions

A debate sponsored by the Urban Education Law and Policy Initiative examined the issues and societal implications of racial isolation and how it affects the quality of education.


The Guantanamo Reports

Seton Hall Law’s Center for Policy & Research Uncovers the Facts About Guantanamo

Poring through literally over 100,000 pages of the government’s own data, Seton Hall Law students over the last several years have painstakingly uncovered the facts about those held at Guantanamo Bay and the conditions under which they were detained.


Congratulations to the Class of 2009!

Seton Hall Law holds its Commencement

Jonathan P. Meinen was selected by his classmates to deliver an address to the graduates. See Commencement and Champagne Reception photos on Flickr as graduates celebrated with their friends and family.


Congratulations to the Class of 2009!

Seton Hall Law holds its Commencement

See Commencement and Champagne Reception photos on Flickr as graduates celebrated with their friends and family.


Congratulations to the Class of 2009!

Seton Hall Law holds its Commencement

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey State Supreme Court delivers the Commencement address to the Class of 2009. See Commencement and Champagne Reception photos on Flickr as graduates celebrated with their friends and family.


Congratulations to the Class of 2009!

Seton Hall Law holds its Commencement

See Commencement and Champagne Reception photos on Flickr as graduates celebrated with their friends and family.


Center for Social Justice Prevails in Federal Court

Professor Baher Azmy

CSJ professors and students are fighting unlawful home raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security. Last week the District Court concluded that officials may have violated lawful residents’ fundamental constitutional rights.” More<<


Center for Policy & Research

NYU Partners with Seton Hall Law to Create Guantanamo Archive

New York University’s Tamiment Library and Seton Hall University’s Center for Policy and Research are pleased to announce a new project to document, preserve, and make accessible the legal records and the human stories of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. MORE<<


Bankruptcy Law

Professor Stephen Lubben

In the best of times, a fundamental understanding of bankruptcy law is important. In today’s economy, it’s critical. Bankruptcy law is an integral part of Seton Hall Law’s corporate and transactional law academic pathway.