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Marc Poirier - Law Review

Seton Hall Law Review Dedicates Current Issue to the Late Professor Marc Poirier

Volume 47, Issue 3 (2017) of the Seton Hall Law Review is dedicated to the legacy of Seton Hall Law Professor Marc Poirier, who passed away in 2015. The four articles - The Power of Empathy in the Classroom, Trademark Law in the Time of Kulturkampf: The Poirean Perspective, A Research Agenda for the History of Property Law in Europe, Inspired by and Dedicated to Marc Poirier, and Property without Personhood - all celebrate Professor Poirier's work, wisdom, enthusiasm, commitment, and empathy. Read More >>

Professor Paula Franzese Tenant Rights

Senator Cory Booker and Professor Paula Franzese Advocate for Tenant Rights

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) met with housing advocates and New Jerseyans affected by tenant blacklisting to discuss legislation he will introduce this week to reform tenant screening practices. Landlords in New Jersey and across the nation are using tenant screening reports prepared by third-party reporting agencies as a legal means to discriminate against potential tenants for simply asserting their legal rights. Sen. Booker’s legislation would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to enact stricter regulations on tenant rating agencies and provide tenants additional protections. Read More >>

Healthcare Compliance - Seton Hall Law

US Healthcare Compliance Event Wrap Up

Seton Hall University School of Law held its annual U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program June 12-15 at the Law School, which has been taking place for the last 13 years. With nearly 150 in attendance, guests were immersed in the statutes, regulations, and other guidance that comprise the body of law known as “fraud and abuse law.” Read More >>

Melanie Lupsa_National Law Review

Rising 2L Has Employment Piece Published in National Law Review

Seton Hall Law student, Melanie Lupsa, never considered herself a strong writer but her recently published piece in The National Law Review, “Mandated Individual Arbitration in the Employment Context: The Debate over Federal Legislation's Impact on Employee Rights, The Real Consequences, and the Need for Supreme Court Action” proves otherwise. Although she recognizes how much her writing improved during her first year, it was the “write-on” competition for the Law School’s three journals that was a game changer for her. Read More >>

Joseph LaSala '72, Board of Visitors

Two Seton Hall Law Alums To Be Awarded NJSBF's Medal of Honor

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation's highest award—the prestigious Medal of Honor—will be presented to Joseph P. LaSala '72, Chair of the Law School's Board of Visitors and partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, and The Honorable Marie White Bell '74 on September 18. The award, given each year to those who have made exemplary contributions to improving the justice system and enhancing New Jersey's legal legacy. Read More >>

Gabrielle Addonizio and Alyra Liriano

Institute for Privacy Protection Profiles Two Recent Alumni

“Privacy issues affect all of us,” declares Alyra Liriano ’16. And she should know. Liriano and fellow Seton Hall University Law alumna, Gabrielle Addonizio ’16, both developed a keen interest in privacy protection while they were students at the Law School and both took courses designed to increase their expertise and value in the multiple economic sectors confronting threats to privacy. Read More >>

Scales of Justice

Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program

Beginning Fall 2017, Seton Hall University School of Law and Sacred Heart University have decided to develop a partnership offering a 3+3 Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate program. The two universities are aware that in selecting students as freshmen, members of the 3+3 program can have all of the benefits of a comprehensive education and while saving money. Read More >>

Professor Paula Franzese

Professor Paula Franzese Featured in The Star Ledger

Seton Hall Law Professor Paula Franzese is featured in a Star Ledger feature, "Preventing Summer Brain Drain", with advice on how students can maintain the mental agility over the summer months while taking a break from classes, papers, and academic rigors. Read More >>

Anthony Osei '18

Seton Hall Law Student Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Anthony Osei, a third-year student at Seton Hall School of Law. Anthony will spend the fellowship working at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in New York, NY. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to his outstanding qualifications. Read More >>

Sports Lawyers Association - Nick Plinio

Sports Lawyers Association Awards Seton Hall Law Student

Seton Hall Law student Nicholas Plinio’s creative paper on the impact of technology on professional athletes was awarded second place at the 5th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Law Student Writing Competition in May in Denver, CO. “Be-Wear of Wearables: Addressing cutting-edge technology and unique data privacy challenges in the “internet age” of professional sports,” explores the privacy challenges of increasing more intrusive ways of measuring athletic performance and all-around health. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Above the Law Top 50

Seton Hall Law Jumps 11 Spots to 24 in Annual Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings

The annual Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings places Seton Hall Law at #24 for 2017, an 11 spot increase from 2016. This is the fifth year since the rankings’ inception that Seton Hall Law has consistently been among the top 50. Read More >>

Martina Yacoub delivers commencement speech to her graduating class

Martina Yacoub, J.D. '17 addresses her class

"Now go, have your own adventure in the 100-Acre Woods, and remember that Seton Hall Law has made us stronger, braver, and smarter. Congratulations to the newest class of Seton Hall Lawyers!" Read Martina Yacoub's Commencement Address here>>

Keynote Speaker, Theodore V. Wells, Jr.

Theodore V. Wells Jr., Keynote Speaker at Commencement 2017

Theodore “Ted” V. Wells, Jr. delivered the keynote address at the 63rd commencement ceremony for Seton Hall University School of Law on Thursday, May 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, at which 167 students will receive Juris Doctor degrees, 56 students will receive Master of Science in Jurisprudence degrees, and three will receive Master of Laws degrees.

Celebrating the Class of 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Seton Hall Law welcomed Keynote Speaker, Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Partner and Co-Chair, Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to deliver the address at this year’s graduation ceremony, the 63rd Commencement of the Law School. The celebration took place on Thursday, May 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). View Photos >>

2016 Law School Job Placement

Seton Hall Law Ranked #15 for Highest Percentage of Job Placement

The National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall Law #15 of 50 schools for the highest percentage of 2016 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the schools themselves—the gold standard for lawyer jobs. See the results >>

2017 Alumni Gala Honorees

Seton Hall Law Honors Three Esteemed Graduates at Alumni Gala

On May 12, Seton Hall Law awarded three esteemed graduates at the annual Alumni Gala. The Honorable Christopher Porrino ’92, Attorney General of New Jersey, received the Public Servant Award; The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, received the Distinguished Graduate Award; and Jodi Anne Hudson ’96, Of Counsel at Connell Foley, received the Exemplary Service Award. Watch the videos >>

Professor Paula Franzese

Empathy in the Classroom

Paula Franzese, the Peter Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, has published "The Power of Empathy in the Classroom." She presented her research and recommendations to fellow faculty amidst much acclaim as part of this year's Petersheim Academic Exposition. Nationally renowned for her excellence in teaching, a recent book named Professor Franzese one of the "best law teachers in the United States." The book, What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press), profiles the pedagogical approach that renders her a "dazzlingly effective model of rigor, hard work, creativity and humility." Read More >>

Jodi Hudson Exemplary Service

Jodi Hudson '96 to Receive the Exemplary Service Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law will honor Jodi Hudson ’96 with the Exemplary Service Award at the 2017 Alumni Gala on May 12 at The Grove. Hudson’s law career first took shape as a teenage camp counselor. “I wanted to take my campers on an overnight trip,” Hudson recalls. “The director told me we could not go, but I gave him four reasons why we could, and should. He changed his mind and gave us permission, while commenting to me, ‘You’re going to be a lawyer.’” Read More >>

Kevin McDonough '05 - Pro Bono Work

Making a Difference through Pro Bono Work

Will New York City close Rikers Island, a jail complex perennially plagued by problems and scandals? If so, that historic move will be largely due to the work of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, better known as the Rikers Commission. And much of the credit will go to Seton Hall Law alumnus, Kevin McDonough ’05, of the Commission’s counsel. Read More >>

Christopher S. Porrino '92 Public Servant Honoree

The Honorable Christopher S. Porrino ‘92 to Receive the Public Servant Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law is pleased to announce that The Honorable Christopher S. Porrino ‘92, Attorney General of New Jersey, will receive the schools’ Public Servant Award at the 2017 Alumni Gala to be held on May 12 at The Grove. Nominated by Governor Chris Christie ’87, Porrino was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2016, as New Jersey’s 60th Attorney General. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Weekend JD Program

PreLaw Magazine features Seton Hall Law's Weekend JD Program

In the Spring 2017 issue, PreLaw Magazine deems Seton Hall Law as a "Weekend Warrior" in preparation of the launch of the new weekend JD program in Fall 2017. Associate Dean for Academics, Cara Foerst says, "We realized that if we moved to a weekend JD program, it would open up law school to a whole group of people who would not otherwise see it as an option." Read More >>

Professor Paula Franzese

Professor Paula Franzese Celebrates the Love of the Law

Throughout our nation's history, lawyers have risen to the fore again and again to safeguard the rule of law and to exalt the promise of equal access to justice for all. That is all the more reason to take stock of the power that the law degree gives and the good that can be achieved when our expertise is wielded with both technique and compassion. Last month, we took time out to do that in my first year classes, during a celebration that began twenty years ago and that I call "Loving the Law." Read More>>

Institute for Privacy Protection Fellowship

Institute for Privacy Protection searching for two student fellows

Seton Hall Law’s Institute for Privacy Protection seeks to promote academic research, educate businesses on proper privacy practices in commercial advertising, and inform consumers of their privacy rights. As part of its efforts to inform individuals about consumer exposure and increase awareness of emerging privacy threats, the Institute is seeking two student fellows for its inaugural student fellowship program. Learn more and apply >>

Center for Social Justice

Seton Hall Law and Organizations Push for Release of Detained Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Holder

An Afghan man who received a Special Immigrant Visa for his service to the U.S. forces has cleared a critical hurdle in his fight to avoid deportation to Afghanistan, where he has been targeted by anti-American Taliban militants. On March 24, the U.S. government found that the man has a credible asylum claim because of his service to our Armed Forces. This ruling protects him from immediate removal, but he now faces the prospect of months in immigration detention while he continues his quest for protection in the United States. Read More >>

Lori Nessel

Seton Hall Law Professor, Lori Nessel, Comments on New Jersey's Immigration Court

From NJ.com: Courts handling immigration matters these days are overwhelmed across the country, with backlogs of pending cases now at an all-time high, say U.S. Department of Justice officials. Through the end of January, there were 542,646 pending cases, according to the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR, and those numbers continue to climb. "It is a system that is already notoriously overburdened," said Lori Nessel, director of Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Social Justice. Read more >>

Mayer Brown Feature


On March 2, 2017, Seton Hall Law and the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and Mayer Brown hosted a day-long symposium, Hot Topics in Life Sciences Law. The insightful event hosted compliance professionals and explored emerging issues and legal trends impacting the life sciences industry today. Read More >>

Judge Michael Chagares - 2017 Alumni Gala Honoree

The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87 to Receive the Distinguished Graduate Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law is pleased to bestow on The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87 the Distinguished Graduate Award, to be presented at the 2017 Alumni Gala. Judge Chagares has served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 2006 and reflecting on his continued commitment to the Law School, has been an adjunct faculty member since 1991. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Rankings - Rises to 57

Dean Kathleen Boozang Reports Rise In Seton Hall Law Rankings

It’s rankings season again, and Seton Hall Law could not be prouder with its recognition among the nation’s outstanding law schools. Jumping 8 slots from 2016, US News & World Report ranked Seton Hall Law at 57th this year while continuing to rank our Health Law program in the nation's top 10. But that’s not all. The National Law Journal’s Go-To Law Schools report named Seton Hall Law as 40th in the nation in placing its graduates at the country’s largest 100 firms. Read More >>

National Law Journal

Seton Hall Law on 2017 "Go-To" Law School List

The National Law Journal took an annual look at the top 50 law schools most popular with the country's largest law firms. Seton Hall University School of Law placed 8.7 percent 2016 grads in Big Law. Read more >>

School of Diplomacy

The Road Less Traveled? Not Anymore.

Erica Salerno, an alumna of both the School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall Law School, has translated her impressive education into a community conscious law career. As a Diplomacy student, she had a pivotal academic internship experience at the United Nations; as a Law student, she channeled her diplomacy training through selfless pro bono work on immigration and human rights cases. Students with similar interests and goals can benefit from exploring the recently introduced B.S./J.D. program that accelerates the process to complete this degree combination. Read more >>

Professor Paula Franzese Tenant Rights

Professor Paula Franzese Talks to WNYC on Tenant Rights

Advocates for tenants are concerned about a particular group of renters who get taken to eviction court by their landlords — those who deliberately withheld rent payments as a way of getting the landlord to address uninhabitable conditions were being ignored. "When an apartment is not up to code, or the landlord fails to provide heat in the winter, or there's mold infestation or rodent or roach infestation, the tenant, as a defense, is within her right to withhold rent," said Paula Franzese, a Seton Hall Law School professor. "The idea being that she'll use the withheld monies to try to abate the problem herself." Read more >>

Lori Nessel

Professor Lori Nessel Writes Op Ed on Immigration

Immigration law has long been used to accomplish goals that would be unthinkable in other areas of law. It was used to exclude Chinese immigrants from entering or returning to the United States for over 60 years and to forcibly deport and/or scare over one million Mexican immigrants and United States citizens of Mexican descent into giving up their lives in America and repatriating to Mexico during the Great Depression. Over the years, massive raids have been carried out in homes and workplaces, tearing apart families and leaving American children without one or both parents. Read more >>

Professor Maggie Lewis

Seton Hall Law Professor Presented with Fulbright Grant

Seton Hall University School of Law Professor, Margaret Lewis, was recently awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to spend the 2017-2018 academic year researching human rights and criminal justice reforms in Taiwan. She will be based at Taiwan’s premiere law school, National Taiwan University. Lewis received one of six annual Fulbright research grants awarded for the arts, education, humanities, professional fields, and social sciences. Read More >>

BLSA receives two awards

Seton Hall Law Black Law Students Association Receives Two Awards

For the second consecutive year, the Northeast Region of National Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA) has named the Seton Hall Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA) as “Chapter of the Year” and for the first time has awarded the Seton Hall Law BLSA chapter with the 2016-2017 “Community Service Award." Read more >>

Professor Paula Franzese NJ.com op ed

Q&A with Professor Paula Franzese on Tenant Rights and Legislation

Imagine living in an apartment that has no heat, or is infested with rats and roaches. Would you continue paying the rent? If you stop, then you would be starting a fight that is stacked against you. Paula Franzese, a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, is leading an effort to even the playing field. She says there are good and bad landlords, just as there are good and bad tenants. But the law, at this stage, favors the landlords. She spoke with Tom Moran, the Star Ledger's editorial page editor. Read more >>

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang Q&A with NJ.com

Q&A with Dean Kathleen M. Boozang

Kathleen Boozang tells NJ.com "People in so many different fields tell me that a legal education is one of the best graduate educations that you can get. It teaches you to think in a different way, to be incredibly analytical, to be good on your feet. It's essentially all of the skills you need to be successful in any walk of life." Read more>>

Seton Hall Law Professors Explain Executive Orders on Immigration

Seton Hall Law Professors Explain the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Seton Hall Law faculty analyze legal issues raised by recent Executive Orders dealing with immigration. Speaking to a full auditorium, Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon moderated a panel consisting of Professors Lori Nessel, Edward Hartnett, and Jonathan Hafetz who explored the statutory and constitutional arguments on both sides of the current debate. Read more >>

Announcing the Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

Announcing the Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey, from 9:00-4:30, followed by a reception. The purpose of the retreat is to give regional health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas in a friendly, informal setting. Learn more >>

Chairman New Jersey State Ethics Commission

Joseph P. LaSala, '72, named Chairman, NJ State Ethics Commission

Joseph P. LaSala, 72’ and Chair of the Law School’s Board of Visitors, has been named to head the New Jersey State Ethics Commission by Governor Chris Christie. LaSala, currently a partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney, & Carpenter, will preside over the seven-member Commission, which administers and enforces the New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law. “I am honored to have been appointed to this position, and I commit myself to faithfully serving the people of New Jersey,” said LaSala.


In Defense of Hope: Resolutions for Lawyers and Law Students in the New Year

These are uncertain times for the promise of equal access to justice for all. Particularly now, it is important that we the lawyers show up to do what we can do: wield our unique expertise to be instigators, catalysts and defenders of the rule of law, the power of reason and the promise of mercy. The end of this fraught year and the start of another presents the opportunity to take stock of our first principles and remember why we chose this craft, what we stand for and how we would want to be remembered. We grow in stature when the choices we make and the practices we habituate comport with those first principles. Read more >>

Commencement 2015

Seton Hall Law ranked 12th for national employment outcomes

As law students increasingly look for schools with great placement outcomes, Seton Hall Law’s rank as 12th in the nation for employment among recent graduates will garner widespread attention. The reality is that Seton Hall Law’s Career Services office prides itself on supporting its students while employers recognize that Seton Hall Law’s excellence in academic and experiential training provides real value when its graduates arrive in the legal workplace. Read more >>

Center for Social Justice

SHU President Joins Campaign to Support Immigrant Students

Seton Hall University President, A. Gabriel Esteban has added his signature to a list of more than 400 others in Catholic higher education in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA.) The program safeguards hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who fled to the United States as children. Seton Hall Law School immigration advocates consider the signing of this campaign to be imperative in continuing and expanding the program. Read more >>

Edward Marable '94

Supporting Our Community: Edward Marable '94

Law school can be a very stressful time in one’s life,” Dean Marable stated. “My goal is to support and guide our students through a satisfying experience that best prepares them to become leaders and change-makers,” he added. Whether coordinating major events or counselling students whose mid-term grade didn’t quite meet their expectations, he interacts with students continuously. Read more >>

Steve McManus '90

Alumni Profile: Steve McManus ’90

Among his many responsibilities as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at State Farm Insurance, Steve McManus ’90 serves as an advisor to senior leaders and as a “thinking partner” to his legal staff. His career advice? “I tell young lawyers: ‘If you have the chance to do something new, it's a great opportunity to grow yourself. Embrace the complexity and learn from it. The ability to learn something new is a gift.’ That’s what I love most about my job," he said. Read full story >>

Dean Kathleen Boozang announces new Part-time JD degree program

New Weekend JD Program

Seton Hall Law's new Part-time Law degree enables weekend students to have the full spectrum of co-curricular opportunities open to full-time students, including law journals, moot court and mock trial programs, and student service and professional organizations. This weekend offering is an extension of Seton Hall Law’s investment in tailoring the law school experience to the individual student’s schedule and career aspirations. Learn more >>

CSJ Scholars, Ghatul Abdul and Ashley Hahn (2016-17)

New Center for Social Justice Scholars Announced

Ghatul Abdul ’18 (pictured right) and Ashley Hahn ’18 (pictured left) were selected to serve as the 2016-17 Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholars. As a CSJ Scholar, Ghatul hopes to work with Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon as the Equal Justice Clinic expands its work to assist more ex-offenders with reentry into society. As a Scholar, Hahn plans to develop her work assisting victims of domestic violence and will assist with special projects at the Center for Social Justice. Read Full Story >>

Privacy Protection

New Institute for Privacy Protection searching for a Fellow

The Institute for Privacy Protection promotes academic research and educates businesses and consumers on privacy rights and legal requirements. The Institute is seeking to hire its first Fellow to develop and coordinate a privacy outreach and training project for youth, parents and teachers; prepare materials for business privacy education and provide the Institute with executive support. Learn more and apply >>


New Edition of Classic Labor Law Casebook

Timothy Glynn, Senior Associate Dean and Andrea J. Catania Endowed Professor of Law, joined the team authoring the latest edition of Labor Law Cases and Materials, the nation’s definitive casebook on labor and employment law, and the first new edition in five years. Dean Glynn: “For instance, how are employees’ rights protected when they discuss their workplace conditions and concerns on social media and other emergent forms of communication? How does the explosive growth of the so-called “sharing economy” – epitomized by enterprises like Uber – affect workers’ legal rights?” Full story >>

Professor Paula Franzese

Paula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law

Paula Franzese, along with co-authors Abbot Gorin, a staff attorney with Essex-Newark Legal Services and Seton Hall Law student David Guzik, have published a study which examined more than 40,000 residential eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent in Essex County in 2014. Surprisingly, the authors found that only 80 of those more than 40,000 cases (0.2%) had tenants asserting a breach of the implied warranty of habitability—an affirmative defense for nonpayment of rent available to tenants in substandard housing conditions. Full story >>

Mariellen Dugan, named Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Resources Corporation

Mariellen Dugan

Mariellen Dugan, class of ’91, long-time member of the Board of Visitors, and last year’s recipient of the Woman of Substance Award, was just named Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Resources Corporation. NJR is a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company providing retail and wholesale energy services to customers from the Gulf Coast to New England and Canada. Full story >>

Seton Hall Law Students Making a National Impact

Seton Hall Law Students Making a National Impact

Seton Hall Law students have assumed leadership roles in two of the nation’s largest legal organizations. Alyra Liriano ’17 was named National President of the Law Student Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) while Anthony Osei ’17 was named Northeast Regional Director of the PreLaw Student Division for the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA). Full story>>

Professor Thomas Healy

Professor Thomas Healy Awarded a New Grant

Adding to his recognition by the Guggenheim Foundation and by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Professor Thomas Healy has just been awarded a Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of his latest project, Soul City: The Lost Dream of an American Utopia. Full story >>.

Claudette St. Romain

Orientation 2016: ‘On Becoming a Lawyer’

Professor Claudette St. Romain delivered the traditional address at the 2016 Orientation, introducing incoming first-year students to the challenges and rewards of legal practice. “We think of lawyers as fighters—you know, standing at the table and yelling at each other like in Law and Order, or My Cousin Vinnie. But when you really become a lawyer, fundamentally, you become a problem solver.” Read Professor St. Romain’s remarks >>

Jillian Swogier '17

#SHLWORKS: Gaining Legal Skills through Summer Positions

#SHLWorks offers insight into Seton Hall Law students' summer positions, from their own perspective. Jillian Swogier ’17 is pursuing a Health Law concentration and this summer, is working at Reed Smith in Princeton, where she has been “involved in a diverse portfolio of work from various practice groups.” Full story >>

Christopher S. Porrino '92

Orientation 2016: Welcome, Students!

New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino '92 will share remarks with new students on Wednesday, August 17 as Seton Hall Law presents Orientation for the incoming Classes of 2019 and 2020. Our two-day schedule is filled with presentations, workshops, receptions and other great opportunities for classmates to meet professors and get to know one another as they embark on their first year of law school. Full schedule here >>

Professor Gaia Bernstein, Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection

New Institute for Privacy Protection

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a class settlement award to be used to establish Seton Hall Law's new Institute, which will promote academic research and education. Professor Gaia Bernstein, pictured, will serve as the Institute's first director. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: "We plan to expand upon the important work we do in privacy law by educating businesses and consumers in the myriad of laws and practices that impact privacy rights." Full story >>

Buenos Aires - Healthcare Compliance Certification Program - Latin America

Latin America Compliance Program Launching 2017

Seton Hall will launch a new compliance program designed to meet the needs of life sciences companies doing business in Latin America. The Latin American Healthcare Compliance Program is a natural expansion of Seton Hall’s compliance education and training offerings. Dean Simone Handler-Hutchinson: “Companies doing business in Latin America are continually at risk for committing compliance violations due to the region’s inconsistent enforcement landscape, disparate regulatory schemes, varied cultural norms and scarcity of educational resources devoted to compliance.” Full story >>

HBA-NJ Scholarship Winners

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s Scholarship Winners

In June 2016, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey honored scholarship recipients: Alyra Liriano ’17, Anaïs Paccione ’17, and Cynthia Vera ’18. Paccione at its annual gala: “I am the first in my family to graduate college and pursue a law degree. Making my family proud has been my driving force through it all. Scholarships like this one make a significant difference in the lives of diverse law students like myself. Full story >>

Professors Thomas Healy and Andrea McDowell

In Two Years, Two Guggenheims

Professor Andrea McDowell followed Professor Thomas Healy to become the second Seton Hall Law faculty member to receive the coveted Guggenheim Fellowship in two consecutive years. Dean Boozang congratulated Professors McDowell and Healy for their brilliant scholarship, adding, "They bring that same brilliance to the Seton Hall Law classroom, challenging and empowering our students to excel as they pursue their legal studies and subsequent careers in the law.” Full story >>

Professors John V. Jacobi and Tara Adams Ragone

New Reports Recommend Improvements to New Jersey's Healthcare System

Two new reports from the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Policy & Research show a path for New Jersey toward integrating behavioral health and physical health care for the benefit of state residents. In her report, Professor Tara Adams Ragone discusses the barriers, and solutions, to ensure care providers can share information to better facilitate coordinated care for the patient's benefit. Full story >>

Deportation Without Representation

New Center for Social Justice Report

In the new report, "Deportation without Representation: the Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families," Center for Social Justice faculty and students sought to quantify the extent to which the availability of legal representation affects outcomes for immigrants seeking to remain on U.S. soil. Full story

Newark Federal Court Building

Brian Martinotti ’86 Confirmed to Federal Bench

Seton Hall Law congratulates Brian Martinotti '86, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Martinotti follows John Vazquez ’96, who was appointed to the federal bench in January, and Walter Timpone ’79, who was sworn in last month as a Justice for the New Jersey State Supreme Court, as a Seton Hall Law leader in public service. Full story >>

John Sprouls '84

Alumni Profile: John Sprouls '84

As Chief Administrative Officer of Universal Studios, Orlando, John Sprouls '84 oversees key divisions of this subsidiary of Comcast NBCUniversal, delivering a third of NBCU’s overall profit. His favorite holiday is Halloween when the theme park turns into a "scare zone." His favorite character? Beetlejuice. "I find my law degree plays across a pretty wide spectrum of the things that I do,” he said. Full story >>

Class of 1979: Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Colleagues, Classmates, Best Friends

Frank Giantomasi, David Schlossberg, Rob Nies and Roger Breene, Class of '79, best friends since law school, don't wait for a class reunion to spend time together reminiscing. They do so just about everyday, as Partners of the law firm Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC in West Orange. As they looked through their yearbook, Giantomasi noted, "“In the 70’s, it was all about the facial hair.” Full story >>

Beata Safari '17

An International Law Internship in Luxembourg

Beata Safari ’17 follows 12 other Seton Hall Law students and graduates who have participated in the prestigious Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program, which offers an opportunity to live and work in Luxembourg, interning at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read more >>

Judge Merrick Garland and Seton Hall Law Professor Edward Hartnett

Seton Hall Law and Judge Merrick Garland

Seton Hall Law played a critical role in the ABA’s historic assessment of Merrick Garland, starting with alumnae Paulette Brown ‘76 and Karol Corbin Walker ’86.

Center for Health Research Team

Students Make an Impact in the Fight Against Racial Profiling

The Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield announced that its police will soon be equipped with body cameras to increase accountability when conducting traffic stops while on patrol. The Star-Ledger attributes the change to the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy & Research report that revealed practices of racial profiling within the town. Said Capri Reid ‘18, a Fellow in the Center, “This is the kind of impact I’ve always wanted to have.” Full story >>

Chris Porrino '92

Chris Porrino ’92: Nominated for NJ Attorney General

Porrino is currently a partner at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, but brings years of public service experience to this new role. Dean Kathleen Boozang: "I am happy for the citizens of New Jersey. This is an exciting day for Chris, but also for his alma mater. We could not be prouder.” Full story >>

Professor Jonathan Hafetz

Professor Hafetz Discusses the Attack in Orlando

The New York Daily News interviewed national security expert Professor Jonathan Hafetz on the shooting in Orlando. In an article entitled, "Experts warn lax laws will lead to more attacks because it’s easy for terrorists to buy guns," Professor Hafetz noted, "This hyperfocus on the terrorism link is misguided ... The most important thing is to focus on eliminating these weapons of mass killing.” Read the article >>

Ashley Fletcher '18

#SHLWorks: Gaining Legal Experience Through Summer Positions

#SHLWorks highlights Seton Hall Law students and the opportunities they pursue during the summer to gain legal experience in a variety of fields. Ashley Fletcher '18 enjoyed the "First Days of Summer" picnic at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY, where is she is a Legal and Compliance Intern, immersing herself in the myriad roles of the in-house counsel's office. Full story >>

LL.M. in Health Law Now Offered Online

LLM in Health Law Now Offered Online

Associate Dean Timothy P. Glynn: “Seton Hall’s Health Law program has been ranked among the Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report for the past 20 years. The excellence of our LL.M. program in Health Law, originally offered only in the classroom, is one reason Seton Hall Law has achieved this recognition. Practicing attorneys around the globe can now take advantage of all the LL.M. degree has to offer through the convenience of an online program.” Read more >>

Professor Michael Simkovic at ALI

Professor Michael Simkovic at the American Law Institute

Professor Michael Simkovic is a 2016 recipient of the prestigious ALI Young Scholars Medal, awarded to “early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.” Professor Simkovic opened his presentation at the ALI conference with an argument for the societal value of credit markets: Ideally, financial markets help solve a fundamental problem: namely how to coordinate billions of people’s activities to increase the world’s collective standard of living." Full story >>

Justice Walter F. Timpone: “I am proud to be the first Seton Hall Law graduate appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court.”

Justice Walter F. Timpone

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang opened the ceremony by welcoming the guests to celebrate a “historic moment” and hailing Justice Timpone as “the first of what we hope will be many superb, talented Seton Hall lawyers appointed to the bench.” Read more >>

NJ LEEP students

Dean Boozang Blogs About NJ LEEP

Last week the Star-Ledger featured the NJ LEEP program on its front page, citing the high school enrichment program's 100% college acceptance rate among its students. Dean Kathleen Boozang, founding chair of NJ LEEP, writes about how Seton Hall Law was inspired to nurture an educational model that provides rigorous academic support to economically disadvantaged students within the Newark community. Read Dean Boozang post on LinkedIn >>

Class of 2016 at Seton Hall Law School

Congratulations Class of 2016

Seton Hall Law School graduates its Class of 2016 today. View commencement photos on Flickr here >>

Top 50 Law School - Above the Law

Seton Hall Law at 35 in Above the Law Top 50

Legal profession blog Above the Law issued its annual Top 50 Law Schools ranking, placing Seton Hall Law at #35. Seton Hall Law has consistently appeared among the Top 50 since the ranking’s inception four years ago. In 2015, Seton Hall Law was ranked #44. Read more >>

Preet Bharara United States Attorney, Southern District of New York

Commencement 2016

Seton Hall Law welcomes renowned U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to deliver the address at this year’s graduation ceremony, the 62nd Commencement of the Law School. Under Mr. Bharara’s leadership, the U.S. Attorney’s office has experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. The day-long celebration will take place on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Prudential Center. Details available >>

Students Bar Passage - Ranked #16 by National Law Journal

Ranked 16th Nationally for Employment

The National Law Journal (NLJ) ranks Seton Hall Law #16 among 200 law schools in the nation for its graduates’ employment based on the Class of 2015’s stellar outcomes. Dean Boozang: "Most important, and not evidenced by any rating, is that Seton Hall Law launches its graduates into careers that fulfill their aspirations – that’s our measure of success.” Full story and NLJ Top 50 Ranking

Seton Hall Law Atrium

New LL.M. Degree in Financial Services Compliance

Seton Hall Law has launched a new Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Financial Services Compliance, offered online or in person. Associate Dean Timothy Glynn: “Compliance remains the fastest-growing area in the financial services industry, offering new opportunities for attorneys with specialized knowledge of financial services law and compliance." Read more >>

Paulette Brown and Dean Kathleen Boozang

Paulette Brown '76 on Women Leaders in Law

Paulette Brown '76 appears on the cover of the special Business Edition of Best Lawyers magazine, named among 15 women who are leading the way in terms of their achievements, practice and policy. The 2015-16 President of the ABA, as well as a Partner and Chief Diversity Officer of Locke Lord LLP, Brown speaks of the importance of mentoring women following in her path, and notes that while women have made great strides in legal practice, there is much more work to do. She is pictured, center, with Dean Boozang and members of the Seton Hall Law Student Bar Association, after she welcomed incoming students at Orientation in August 2015. Read the article, "Leading the Charge" in Best Lawyers Magazine >>

Ben Heller '17

Ben Heller '17 on Journal Membership

Ben Heller is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. His blog post, published in Seton Hall Law's blog, Off the Record, shares advice for securing a position on one of the Law School's prestigious Journals. With the Write-on Competition now underway, his insight is especially timely. Read Ben Heller's blog post in Off the Record >>

Iman Saad '17

International Law Fellowship Awarded

Iman Saad ‘17 is the 2016 recipient of the Seton Hall Law International Law Fellowship, and will spend the summer working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Beirut. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to serve an organization that helps and supports refugees, especially in my former home in Lebanon,” she said. Full story >>

Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law

Dean Boozang honored by the New Jersey Law Journal

The State's leading legal publication has named Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law, a 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, presented to 25 leaders of the bench and bar who have transformed the legal landscape. This distinction describes Dean Boozang precisely. Full story >>

Speakers: 'Taxing Nonprofits: Is it Inevitable?'

Jillian Swogier '17 Reports on a Seton Hall Conference

With Morristown Hospital's tax-exempt status recently questioned, Seton Hall Law’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy hosted a conference to discuss the timely topic. Taxing Nonprofits: Is it Inevitable? explored the impact of recent case law and legislation on state property tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals, universities, and other charitable organizations. Read Jillian Swogier's overview >>

Seton Hall Law: 95% employment rate, Class of 2015

Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

Seton Hall Law reports a 95.36% total employment rate for the Class of 2015. “These remarkable employment outcomes testify to the strength of Seton Hall Law’s unwavering dedication to launching our graduates into successful careers in the law,” said Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law. Full story >>

Ashley Hahn '18, SHU Servant Leader Award Winner

Ashley Hahn '18, SHU Servant Leader

Service is not just an activity for Ashley Hahn -- it is a way of life, which Seton Hall University recognized by presenting her with the prestigious Servant Leader Award on April 12. A triplet, her dedication was born of her own difficult childhood, and has led her to serve as a mentor and advocate for women and children who are victims of trauma or abuse. Full story >>

Walter Timpone, New Jersey State Supreme Court Nominee

Seton Hall Law Graduate Nominated to NJ's HIghest Court

Governor Chris Christie has nominated Walter F. Timpone '79 to the New Jersey State Supreme Court, a choice that was lauded by the State Senate President. He is a Partner at the law firm, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP and a Commissioner on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang said, "Wally both embodies and epitomizes the excellence that defines a Seton Hall Lawyer." Full story >>

Seton Hall Law Students Issue New Report Revealing Racial Profiling

Uncovering Racial Profiling in Bloomfield, NJ

The Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research issued a new report that reveals the extent to which the police in Bloomfield, New Jersey, practice racial profiling as they conduct traffic stops and issue tickets. Seton Hall will screen the VICE NEWS documentary, "Driving While Black," featuring the Center for Policy & Research report - today at 4 p.m. Full story >>

Center for Health Research Team

Shaping Healthcare Policy in New Jersey

Professors John Jacobi and Tara Adams Ragone have released a new report that shows the way for New Jersey to effectively provide both behavioral healthcare -- which includes mental health and substance abuse treatment -- and primary healthcare as an integrated system. Professor Jacobi: "The integration of care saves both lives and dollars...there is a clear path forward." The report was produced in partnership with the Nicholson Foundation. Read the press release >>

Ronald J. Riccio '71 and colleague Robert C. Scrivo '93

Ronald J. Riccio '71: The Practice of Law is a ‘Secular Ministry’

For more than 45 years, Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald Riccio has dedicated himself to his legal practice – as counselor, advocate, leader, and mentor, serving today as General Counsel for the law firm, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. He calls his devotion to the law a “secular ministry.” The New Jersey Law Journal has recognized Dean Riccio's excellence by naming him among the three finalists for the publication's Attorney of the Year Award.Pictured, from left, are Robert C. Scrivo '93 and Dean Riccio. Full story >>

CSJ Students Win Asylum for Honduran Family

CSJ Secures Asylum for a Honduran Family

Students of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic obtained asylum for a woman and her two children, survivors of severe domestic violence in their native Honduras. Diane Lopez '16 (pictured, center), worked on the case: “The look on their faces when we won the case...meant more than I ever imagined. It will stay with me forever.” Full story >>

Father Nicholas Gengaro

Father Nicholas Gengaro Blogs in Off the Record

For the past 17 years, Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplain of Seton Hall Law School, has greeted incoming students at the start of each academic year. In a recent post for Seton Hall Law's blog, Off the Record, Father Gengaro underscores how Seton Hall Law, though a Catholic law school, welcomes students of all faiths. "Mutual respect tends toward unity and unity is what this world so sorely needs," he writes. Read the full blog post in Off the Record >>

Dean Miriam R. Rooney

Dean Rooney's Scholarship

Miriam T. Rooney, founding Dean of Seton Hall Law School, is featured prominently in a new article published in the Marquette Law Review. Dean Rooney is the first woman dean of an ABA- accredited law school; this article also recognizes her prolific scholarship. Read more >>

Valerie Weiss '16

Valerie Weiss '16: Scholarship Award Winner

The New Jersey Women's Law Association has selected Valerie Weiss as its Seton Hall Law scholarship award winner for 2016, and will formally present the award to her at the organization's gala on March 22. The selection committee was impressed with her demonstrable commitment to the Association's goals of advancing and empowering women. Full story >>

Dean Mark C. Alexander

Dean Mark Alexander on the Supreme Court Nominee

Constitutional Law Professor Dean Mark Alexander joined Katie Couric of Yahoo News on March 16 as President Obama announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Watch the broadcast on Yahoo News >>

Veterans Access to Healthcare

Improving Healthcare Access for Veterans

Building on prior projects directed to primary and behavioral health, the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, along with the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice and the Student Veterans’ Association, will provide guidance, referrals, and peer counseling for veterans in Central and Southern New Jersey. Full story >>

Jean Sposaro M.S.J. '15

Alumni Profile: Jean Sposaro M.S.J. '15

Last month, Jean Sposaro, an Assistant Director in the Research & Development group of pharmaceutical company Sanofi, flew from Paris, and then to Chicago, to share information and develop best practices with other global corporations within the industry for improving innovation, research, and bioethics. “Both unique opportunities were a direct consequence of the knowledge I acquired during my M.S.J. experience at Seton Hall Law,” she noted. Full story >>

Student Organization Fair

Diversity Day! March 7

Seton Hall Law student organizations convene in the Atrium on Monday, March 7, offering snacks and information for the entire Seton Hall Law community. Tables open at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about Diversity Day and other upcoming Seton Hall Law events >>

Professor Niteesha Gupte

Introducing New Faculty: Niteesha Gupte

Seton Hall Law welcomes Assistant Professor Niteesha Gupte, who joined the Law School in Fall 2015. She brings more than 15 years of experience within the compliance and health regulatory law fields, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to global pharmaceutical companies. "I find that my professional experience in government, private practice and industry has helped me appreciate issues from various perspectives and will allow me to think about and research a topic holistically,” she said. Full story >>

Marielle Dugan

Honoring Mariellen Dugan '91

The Women’s Law Forum student organization presents Mariellen Dugan with the Woman of Substance award, recognizing her enduring dedication to excellence in the legal profession. February 24, 6 pm. Full story >>

Loving the Law February 2016

Celebrating Love for the Law

During the week of February 15, Professor Paula Franzese led her signature celebration, Loving the Law, for her first-year classes. Said Theresa Dill '18, "Loving the Law has created a setting where each of us can express ourselves through our God-given talents, the words that have resonated through us, and the examples that have come before us. I have gotten to know each member of our class better through these expressions and it has been a blessing.” Full story >>

Black Law Students Association e-Board 2015-1

BLSA’s Distinction

Seton Hall Law’s Black Law Students Association was named “Chapter of the Year” by the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association. Diane Lopez ‘17, Board President: “Inherent in our profession is the idea of service…This year we dared ourselves to redefine BLSA's concept of service by getting involved and bridging the existing gap between our profession and the underserved,” she said. Full story >>

U.S. Supreme Court: 2010

Professor Hartnett on the Matter of Justice Scalia's Votes

Professor Edward A. Hartnett, co-author of Supreme Court Practice, the manual of protocols for the U.S. Supreme Court, addresses the question regarding whether Justice Antonin G. Scalia's votes, cast before his death on February 13, still count. Read Professor Hartnett's perspective >>

Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia

Remembering Justice Antonin G. Scalia

Seton Hall Law faculty pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia (1936-2016). Professor Ronald J. Riccio recounts how, in the early 1990s, Justice Scalia visited Seton Hall Law students and former Congressman Peter Rodino, whose health was failing: "Justice Scalia's legacy in the law will be debated for years to come. For me, Justice Scalia's sense of humor and his willingness to inconvenience himself to show his respect for others is what I will remember most about him." Read the Seton Hall Law faculty tributes >>

Ash Wednesday

Beginning the Lenten Journey

Father Nicholas Gengaro led the Seton Hall Law community’s Ash Wednesday Mass, ushering in the Lenten season. Quoting Pope Francis in his homily, Father Gengaro said: “’The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year of Mercy should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.’ Concretely, observing this season for Catholics means practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, he says.” Read Father Gengaro’s Ash Wednesday homily >>

Shoshana Schiff '98, Trenk DiPasquale

Shoshana’s Schiff’s Dual Passions: Law and Service

Shoshana Schiff '98 integrates her corporate bankruptcy practice with a tireless dedication to service, from the Seton Hall Law Alumni Council to the Lawyer's Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to Partners for Women and Justice, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. "It's about making a difference in the community that we’re a part of, giving back in whatever way we can," she said. Full story >>

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

This program and networking reception, featured esteemed panelists from across the industry, including Michele Myer-Shipp '95 (pictured, above left), who moderated the discussion. Damien Atkins, General Counsel of Panasonic North America, was the keynote speaker. "Diversity -- diversity in skills, in background, life experiences, gender, ethnicity -- in my view is the most powerful weapon that we have against one of the leading causes of ethical and compliance challenges organizations face," he said. Full story >>

Alumni, Development & External Relations Team

Meet the Alumni, Development & External Relations Team

"Our Alumni, Development & External Relations team members share our graduates' dedication to Seton Hall Law," said Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98, who recently assumed the role of team leader. Pictured from left to right: Lori Thimmel, Executive Director of Alumni Relations; Michael Engemann, Administrative Assistant; Stephanie Silvestri, Director of Development & Development Operations; Andrea Cascarano '07, Executive Director of Strategic Giving; John O'Connor, Alumni and Development Coordinator; and Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98, Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations. Get to know the team >>

Diversity in Compliance

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

Seton Hall Law hosts its second annual program and networking reception for both professionals in the area of Compliance and students who are eager to explore and pursue a career in this rapidly growing field. This year's keynote speaker at "Celebrating Diversity in Compliance" will be Damien Atkins, General Counsel at Panasonic. The event will take place on February 3 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more and register today >>

Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98, Dean, Seton Hall Law Alumni Development & External Relations

Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98: New Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations

Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98 takes on this new role after serving on the Seton Hall Law faculty since 2005. She is eager to take on the challenge of deepening and strengthening our alumni community. “Seton Hall’s reach is vast, in law firms and businesses of all sizes," she said. Everyone has a different path after law school and I love hearing every single story.” Read more >>

Hon. John Michael Vazquez '96

Called to the Federal Bench

John Michael Vazquez '96 was confirmed on January 27 as a Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has served in both the New Jersey State Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey offices, and currently practices law as a Partner at Critchley, Kinum & Vazquez, LLC. Dean Boozang: "Judge Vazquez joins the ranks of the many Seton Hall Law graduates who serve on the Federal bench." Full story >>

Wintersession 2016

Winter Intersession: Broad Choices, In-Depth Learning

Alyra Liriano '17 took a week-long advanced legal research course on the "deep web," the area of the Internet that houses a wealth of information, yet eludes mainstream search engines." In a week, I acquired practical skills that I can apply outside the classroom, and, most importantly, in the area of privacy and data security, where I hope to practice," she said. "The Deep Web" was just one of a wide variety of courses offered during the first two weeks in January. Full story >>

Justice Marie L. Garibaldi

Remembering Justice Marie L. Garibaldi

Seton Hall Law mourns the death of Justice Garibaldi, the first woman named Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. “Justice Garibaldi was a trailblazer for women, leading by example as she assumed her place among our state’s leading jurists,” said Dean Kathleen M. Boozang. “Her brilliant career was also punctuated by grace, kindness and wisdom." Photo credit: Tom Kitts, Star-Ledger. Read more >>

Dean Mark Alexander

Dean Mark Alexander on stemming gun violence in our nation

Dean Mark Alexander, who teaches Constitutional Law, published an op-ed in the Star-Ledger applauding President Obama’s executive orders in support of greater gun control and explaining how the President acted within the authority of his position. Dean Alexander: "The Second Amendment is not under siege." Read more >>

Professor Brian Sheppard

Professor Brian Sheppard's op-ed in the New York Times

In 2011, Professor Brian Sheppard helped the Honduran government review its Constitution after a coup jeopardized the country's strict laws on term limits for sitting presidents. Now, Ecuador faces a threat to its term limits as well, putting democracy at risk and potentially opening the door to the dictatorships that have plagued Latin America for generations. Professor Sheppard and his colleagues propose an alternative to ensure that no one can serve as "president for life." Read the New York Times op-ed, "How to Fix Latin America's 'Strongman' Problem >>

Professor Ronald J. Riccio'71

Ronald J. Riccio ’71: Leader, Mentor, Teacher, Practicing Lawyer

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald Riccio was a partner in the law firm Robinson, Wayne, Levin, Riccio & La Sala for 16 years before he served as Dean of Seton Hall Law, from 1988 through 1999. This past semester, Professor Riccio was among the six professors who taught the innovative Introduction to Lawyering class to first-year students. Full story >>

Braeden Anderson

Braeden Anderson '18 on the Court

The New York Times reports on Braeden Anderson's ambitious choice to pursue his dual passions and earn a law degree as he plays basketball for the Seton Hall Pirates. "I don’t need to have two plans. They’re both the same plan. It’s to be successful, to make the most out of every situation, to achieve, to do it all.” Read the story, "A College Basketball Player Who Is Also a Law School Student" >>

Family Law Society

The Family Law Society's Banner Semester

This active student organization combined an array of career events and community service over the fall, from a backpack drive for the Essex County Bar Foundation and participation in National Adoption Day, to networking events and newsletters for fellow students. Full story >>

Commencement 2015

A Singular Success in Bar Pass and Employment

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: “Seton Hall Law is bucking every national trend. Our graduates pass whatever bar they take, and they find meaningful employment to launch their careers of choice... Bar and employment statistics speak volumes about who we are and the value we offer our students.” Full story >>

Nights of Lights

Ushering in the holidays at Night of Lights

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang welcomed members of the Seton Hall Law community to this annual celebration of the holiday season, which included a choir performance and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplain of Seton Hall Law, explained the spiritual and metaphorical significance of light across the world, “as a symbol of hope, enlightenment, endurance, constancy, joy, warmth and loving kindness.” Read more >>


Brian Newsome ’17 explores the hero’s journey

Brian Newsome ’17 always planned to become a lawyer. But he discovered a passion for writing fiction, with a fantasy novel, Cynebold and the Son of the Prophecy, published in August. Full story >>

Ghalib Mahmoud '16 and former GTMO detainee, Abdullah Bin Ali al-Lutfi

Ghalib Mahmoud ’16: Research Fellow, Arabic Interpreter

Center for Policy & Research Fellow Ghalib Mahmoud (pictured, left) served as the Arabic interpreter for a VICE News documentary spotlighting Abdullah Bin Ali al-Lutfi (Lutfi, pictured right), a Tunisian who is living in Kazakhstan following his release from Guantánamo after 13 years in captivity. Professor Mark Denbeaux, Lutfi's attorney; Mahmoud and the team from VICE will host a screening of the documentary at Seton Hall Law, and will talk with Lutfi via Skype – November 24, 6:00 p.m. Read more >>

Commencement 2015

Class of 2015 NJ Bar Pass Rate: 90.4%

Seton Hall Law's bar pass rate of 90.4% for 2015 reflects a 7-point rise from 2014. Meanwhile, the New Jersey state bar pass rate average in 2015 dropped to 73.47%. Dean Boozang: "Seton Hall Law’s bar pass rates for New Jersey and New York continue to swim against the national trend." Read the press release >>

Moot Court Competition Team

Moot Court Teams Win 1st and 2nd Place

Last weekend Seton Hall Law finished first - and second - in the National Moot Court Competition held in Chicago. The teams (pictured, from left), Christopher Capitanelli '16 and Angelo Cerimele '16, and Nina Trovato '16 and Arnold Picinich '16, competed against each other in the final round of the prestigious event, with Capitanelli and Cerimele emerging in first place. Full story >>

William Pierratt Demond '06

William Pieratt Demond ’06 to be honored in Texas

The Texas Civil Rights Project honors William Pieratt Demond and his law firm, Demond & Hassan PLLC, on Saturday for their work in the case of a young man with a mental illness who was killed in jail, and whose family was never notified of his detainment or his death. Full story >>

Andrew Obergfell '15

#SHLSuccessStories: Andrew Obergfell ‘15

Andrew Obergfell attended Drew University and is now clerking for the Hon. Douglas Fasciale, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. One of Obergfell’s greatest achievements at Seton Hall Law was competing in the national finals at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court competition and winning the National Best Brief, with partner Camille Rosca ‘15. Read more >>

Commencement 2015

Class of 2015's New York Bar Exam Results

Seton Hall Law’s 2015 New York bar pass rates reflect their usual high levels, far exceeding state averages. These results contrast with news reports of declining bar pass levels nationwide. Dean Boozang: "I give our graduates all the credit. I could not be prouder of them." Read the press release >>

Mayer Brown and Seton Hall Law speakers

Cyber-Security, Data Breach Threats: A Discussion

Seton Hall Law and law firm Mayer Brown LLP co-hosted a symposium, Hot Topics in Life Sciences, during which Professor David Opderbeck, leader of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, sat with Rajesh De, former General Counsel for NSA and currently, a Partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss issues of cyber-security and their impact on the life sciences industry. Jillian Swogier '16 reports on the discussion. Full story >>

Professor Lori Borgen, Center for Social Justice Pro Bono Service Program

Pro Bono Week: Final Training SessionToday

"The legal profession contributes more pro bono service hours than any other profession," ABA President Paulette Brown '76 said when she exhorted students to participate in the Seventh Annual Pro Bono Week. Join us today at 4 p.m. for the final pro bono service training, "Understanding the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," Room 70. More information >>

Rodino Celebration of Excellence Seton Hall Law

The Rodino Society Celebrates Excellence

Each year the Rodino Society honors leaders of the legal profession who uphold Congressman Peter W. Rodino's legacy. Seton Hall Law is especially proud that Dean Kathleen M. Boozang will receive the Peter W. Rodino Trailblazer Award this year. Other honorees include the Hon. Terry Paul Bottinelli, Wayne J. Positan, and Natalie Esposito Capano '02. The dinner will take place on October 28, 6 p.m. Learn more about this and other Seton Hall Law events >>

Professor Brian Sheppard

Professor Brian Sheppard: Disruption and Legal Practice

Bloomberg BNA interviewed Professor Brian Sheppard about his paper, Incomplete Innovation and the Premature Disruption of Legal Services, in which Professor Sheppard explores the likely outcome if artificial intelligence replaces human intellect in the field of law. Full story >>


The Seton Hall Law Community Cares

More than 30 students, faculty members and administrators, including Dean Boozang, gathered at the Prudential Center on Sunday, October 18 for a 3-mile walk through Newark in support of the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer. Full story >>

Professor John V. Jacobi

Professor John Jacobi: Recognized for His Extraordinary Advocacy

On Thursday, October 22, the Community Health Law Project, which provides legal services, training and support to individuals with disabilities, will present the Ann Klein Advocate Award to Professor John Jacobi. Dean Boozang: "There is no one more dedicated than John to ensuring that our nation’s healthcare system serves those most in need." Read more >>


Fall Break an Opportunity for International Study

While Seton Hall Law students enjoy Fall Break this week, faculty members are pursuing innovative scholarship worldwide – lecturing, teaching study abroad courses, and engaging in dialogue with international legal counterparts. Pictured are Professor Tracy Kaye and her students, who visited Professor Pierre -Henri Conac of the University of Luxembourg as part of the course, European Union Business Law. Full story >>


Susan Smalley ’18: Inspired Career Changer

Susan Smalley ’18, an administrator in the Probation Office for the federal court, waited for her children to reach high school to pursue her law degree. She plans to give voice to individuals who face language and cultural barriers that impede their access to justice. Full story >>

Michael D. Bell '97, Founder, R-Squared

Michael Bell ’97: Health Law Attorney, Entrepreneur

In 2008, just ahead of the recession, Michael Bell ’97 left a law firm partnership to launch R-Squared, an integrated technology platform enabling pharmaceutical and medical device companies to better manage their compliance practices. “It was the right time to be at the intersection of healthcare compliance and technology," Bell said. He is pictured, center, with Deans Simone Handler-Hutchinson, left, and Timothy Glynn, right. Read more >>

2015 Summer Compliance Fellows

Stepping into the Compliance Officer's Role

This past summer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Otsuka, and Novo Nordisk each sponsored a Corporate Compliance fellow, providing Seton Hall Law students with opportunities to gain experience in this in-demand field. Full story >>

Diversity Speaks 2015

Welcoming FTC Chair Edith Ramirez

Seton Hall Law hosts Diversity Speaks, an annual lecture series featuring leaders in the law who share their perspectives on critical legal issues. We are pleased to host Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez, who will discuss the ways in which the FTC fights to protect consumers in our data-driven economy. The lecture will take place on October 21 at 4 p.m. Read more for details >>

Professor Paula Franzese

Professor Paula Franzese: Inspiring Middle School Students

It’s not news that Professor Paul Franzese is a gifted and acclaimed teacher of subjects like Property and Commercial law. But it is news that blog SheKnows.com has recognized Professor Franzese in its post, “20 Inspiring Women Who are Transforming the Way Kids Learn” for her volunteer work, teaching vital life skills to middle school students. Read more >>

Latin American Law Students Association

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - Tonight!

Seton Hall Law launches Hispanic Heritage Month with the Annual Sangria Social tonight at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Latin American Law Students Association. This year's topic is, "Lifting the Bar for UndocuLawyers: Gaining Bar Admissions as an Undocumented Law Graduate Read about this and other Seton Hall Law events >>

Iman Saad '17

Iman Saad '17: Center for Social Justice Scholar

The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) selects Scholars each year who seeks careers in public interest, offering them an opportunity to collaborate with faculty in pursuit of their interests and aspirations. Iman Saad '17, the 2015-16 CSJ Scholar, has a passion for international human rights and immigration. Saad: “Based on my family’s background, living in Lebanon and moving to the United States...I am committed to helping immigrants in the United States as well as refugees throughout the world.” Full story >>

Professor Emeritus Michael J. Zimmer

Seton Hall Law Remembers Michael J. Zimmer, Professor Emeritus

We mourn the death of Professor Michael J. Zimmer (1942 to 2015), who taught at Seton Hall Law from 1978 t0 2008. As a leader of Seton Hall Law, his legacy is reflected in the design of our remarkable building. As one of the nation's leading employment law scholars, Professor Zimmer leaves behind a voluminous collection of articles and a cornerstone casebook on employment discrimination. Read more >>


Professor John Coverdale writes on Pope Francis

Professor John Coverdale published an op-ed in The Record this weekend, reflecting on Pope Francis’s visit, and his views of our obligation to heal and nurture the environment: “Pope Francis insists that our ecological problems require much more than scientific and legal responses… ‘The best laws and technological solutions will prove useless unless they are backed by personal convictions and cultural settings ‘which make it possible for us to live in harmony, to make sacrifices and to treat others well.’" Read the op-ed >>

Seton Hall Law Students Run

Seton Hall Law Students Run for Kids

A team of Seton Hall Law students raced in the United Way's 10K Run/3K Walk for Healthy Kids in Newark on September 13. Melissa Powers '16 appreciated the opportunity: "The United Way's commitment to helping create strong communities is something I strive for as an individual and as a future attorney." Full story >>

Alex Yarbrough '15

#SHLSuccessStories: Alex Yarbrough '15

Our #SHLSuccessStories series, highlights members of the Class of 2015 as they look back on their Seton Hall Law experiences. Alex Yarbrough attended Florida State University and has joined Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP in New York. Biggest lesson learned: "Practical skills are a huge part of what potential employers look for when they recruit." Read more >>

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang

A Formal Welcome for Dean Boozang

The entire Seton Hall Law community is invited to celebrate Kathleen M. Boozang’s appointment as Dean at a formal Convocation Mass on Thursday, September 10 at noon in the Larson Auditorium. The service will be followed by a reception. We hope to see you there! Let us know if you will attend >>


Professor Timothy Glynn in the Washington Post

Professor Glynn, co-author one of the nation’s leading employment law casebooks, comments on a landmark case decided by the National Labor Relations Board, which ultimately grants new bargaining powers to independent and sub-contractors and responds to the realities of our changing employment market. Professor Glynn comments on the decision’s impact on corporations, which might impose greater responsibility and accountability on the temporary and part-time workers they hire. Read the article in the Washington Post >>


Professor Paula Franzese

Professor Paula Franzese gave a moving address to incoming Seton Hall Law students at Orientation. “Decide now that wherever your professional path takes you, you will use your expertise to ease the suffering of others. Keep that as your aim, and the opportunities to serve will find you.” Read excerpts of Professor Franzese’s remarks >>

Professor Jessica Miles

Professor Jessica Miles on NJTV

Professor Jessica Miles, who teaches in the Family Law Clinic of the Center for Social Justice, spoke with NJTV about the case of a woman who left her toddler in a car for 10 minutes on a cool day and consequently, was added to the state's registry of child abusers. Professor Miles: "...a parent's situation has to be examined based on the totality of the circumstances, looking at a number of factors as to whether...there was gross negligence leaving the child." Full story >>


On Becoming a Lawyer

Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice delivered the speech presented at each Orientation, “On Becoming a Lawyer”: Your clients have much to teach you about becoming and being a lawyer. I’d like to tell you about three essential lessons I have learned from my clients: the importance of resiliency, empathy, and humility in a lawyer’s work. Read Professor Condon’s remarks >>

Paulette Brown '76

Paulette Brown '76 Speaking at the 2015 Orientation

Paulette Brown '76 is the first woman of color to serve as president of the American Bar Association. She will help welcome Seton Hall Law's incoming class at Orientation on Thursday, August 20. Full story >>

Kevin H. Marino '84

Kevin H. Marino '84, Orientation Keynote Speaker

Kevin Marino stood at the side of Sergey Aleynikov, former Goldman Sachs programmer, who was famously sentenced to eight years in prison for downloading programming code – and whose conviction was overturned, thanks to Marino and his colleagues. Kevin Marino will join our incoming 1L students as the Orientation keynote speaker on Wednesday, August 19 in the Larson Auditorium. Full story >>

Professor Solangel Maldonado: HBNA Equal Justice Program

Equal Justice: A Journey for Young Latinas

Professor Solangel Maldonado, founding Chair of Seton Hall Law Dean’s Diversity Council, also Chairs the Latina Commission Pipeline Committee for the Hispanic National Bar Association. This summer she introduced a group of middle-school girls to landmark Supreme Court cases, and then brought them to tour the U.S. Supreme Court, inspiring them to consider careers in the legal profession. Professor Maldonado is pictured with participants of the "Equal Justice" program. Full story >>

Marc Poirier

Remembering Professor Marc Poirier (1952-2015)

Seton Hall Law School mourns the loss of Professor Marc Poirier, who died on Sunday, August 2. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: “Everything about Marc was larger than life: his intellect, his investment in his students, and his friendship and his generosity. He will be missed.” Read the tributes to Professor Poirier >>

Professor Mark Denbeaux on

Professor Mark Denbeaux on "Due Process" regarding Mohamedou Slahi

Professor Mark Denbeaux, Director of the Center for Policy & Research, appeared as a guest on Thirteen WNET/NJTV's legal affairs show, Due Process, along with Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project. They discussed the controversial book, Guantanamo Diary, published by detainee Mohamedou Slahi. Slahi has been held for 13 years at GTMO and though he was cleared in 2010, he has yet to be released. Read more >>

Valerie Weiss '16

#SHLWorks - Valerie Weiss '16

#SHLWorks highlights Seton Hall Law students and their fascinating summer positions. Valerie Weiss is a Summer Associate at law firm Calcagni & Kanefsky, the New Jersey Office of Harris, O’Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP. She is also producing the Law Review Symposium, which will address a timely topic: "Policing the Police and Community." The Symposium takes place October 1. Read more >>

Lucosky Brookman LLP Summer Associates and Alumni

Combining Work and Play for a Great Cause

Seton Hall Law students and alumni, all current and former Associates at corporate finance and securities law firm Lucosky Brookman LLP, raised $155,000 for The Save A Child's Heart Foundation at the firm's Second Annual Charity Golf Outing. Full story >>

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang and Karol Corbin Walker '86 at the AFBNJ Dinner

Karol Corbin Walker ’86 in New Leadership Role

On June 18, the American Federal Bar Association of New Jersey (AFBNJ) installed Karol Corbin Walker as the organization’s new president – the first African American to serve in the role. It’s not the first time Ms. Walker, a founding member of the Seton Hall Law Board of Visitors, has blazed a trail within the legal profession. She is pictured with Dean Kathleen M. Boozang at the AFBNJ's William J. Brennan, Jr. Awards Reception. Full story >>

Sergey Aleynikov and Seton Hall Law Defense Team

Seton Hall Law Alumni Defense Team Prevails in ‘Flash Boys’ Case

Bringing to an end a high-profile criminal prosecution, the New York State Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Sergey Aleynikov, a former programmer for Goldman Sachs accused of stealing confidential computer code when he left the firm for a new job in 2009. Standing at Aleynikov’s side was his attorney – Kevin Marino, Seton Hall Law Class of 1984. Pictured is Sergey Aleynikov and the Marino, Tortorella and Boyle defense team. (Photo: Matthew Goldstein/New York Times) Full story >>

Milin Shah'15

Milin Shah ’15: A Star in Licensing

Milin Shah ’15, who gained his skills in intellectual property law by handling the licensing for SyFy Channel merchandise, was honored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association as a 2015 Rising Star. “If you asked me five years ago whether or not I would bet my career on a movie called Sharknado, I'm not exactly sure how I would have replied,” he said. Full story >>


Christopher J. Christie ’87: Presidential Candidate

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the first Seton Hall Law graduate to run for President of the United States. Full story >>

Farrin Anello

Professor Farrin Anello in the Star-Ledger on the impending New Jersey Supreme Court decision regarding the fate of abused juvenile immigrants in the U.S.

The Star-Ledger reported on an impending decision to be issued by the New Jersey State Supreme court regarding the deportation of a 15 year-old Indian boy. This decision will set a precedent for 500 to 700 other children in New Jersey who are fighting a similar battle to stay in the U.S.

Professor Brian Sheppard

Brian Sheppard Publishes an Op-Ed in the New York Times

Professor Brian Sheppard consulted to the government of Honduras in 2011 in the wake of a crisis in 2009, in which the President was removed from office for questioning a inviolable law requiring a four-term limit for his office. In April, the Honduran Supreme Court overturned the law, effectively negating term limits entirely and paving the way for potential dictatorships, which have plagued Honduras and other countries in Latin America. Read Professor Sheppard's op-ed, "Why Honduras’s Judiciary Is Its Most Dangerous Branch" >>

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang

Kathleen M. Boozang Named Dean of Seton Hall Law

Kathleen Boozang launched and now leads Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report for the past 19 years. She also created the Law School’s Compliance education training programs, and in 2010, founded the Division of Online Learning. She remains a driving force in the Center for Health. Full story >>

Anthony Osei '18

#SHLWorks - Anthony Osei '18

#SHLWorks is our series about Seton Hall Law students and their fascinating summer positions. Anthony Osei was born in Ghana and moved to Miami as a child, where he graduated from Florida State University. This summer, he is interning in New York City at District Council 37, Municipal Employees Legal Services. Full story >>

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang

Dean Designate Kathleen M. Boozang in the National Law Journal

The National Law Journal reports on the marked rise in the number of women who are serving as deans of law schools over the past few years. But for Seton Hall Law that's nothing new: Seton Hall Law's founder, Miriam T. Rooney, was the first woman dean of an ABA-accredited law school, and Kathleen M. Boozang is the third woman to serve in the role. Read more >>

Margot Eves '06

Margot Eves ’06, Ethicist and Educator

“You need skills in mediation and diplomacy. And a lot of moral courage,” said Margot Eves, describing her role as both clinical ethicist and a teacher at the Center for Ethics Humanities and Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Ohio. Eves helps patients and families address the myriad complex ethics issues that arise as they consider healthcare treatment or end-of-life options. She presented at the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics conference in early June. Read more >>

Life Sciences College

Seton Hall Law and Sidley Austin LLP co-host Life Sciences College

Life Sciences College (LSC) is an innovative and successful global conference series developed in response to client requests for pragmatic and affordable training. Launched in 2012, LSC features widely attended high-quality events in the United States and Europe and is open to in-house counsel and regulatory personnel at pharmaceutical companies and regulators. Full story >>

Last Resort Exoneration Project

The Last Resort Exoneration Project in the Star-Ledger

Star-Ledger investigative reporter Sean Sullivan presents an in-depth two-part feature on the cases of Kevin Baker and Sean Washington, imprisoned for 20 years for a double murder, and the work of Seton Hall Law Professors Lesley Risinger and Michael Risinger to prove their innocence and secure their release. Pictured are Professor Lesley Risinger and Michael Risinger conferring with ballistics expert Lucien Haag in court. Photo courtesy of the Star-Ledger. Full story >>


The National Business Law Scholars Conference

Seton Hall Law is pleased to host the National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC), an annual gathering of scholars exploring the regulatory issues and practices shaping how we lead and run corporate entities in the U.S. and beyond. Professor Kristin Johnson and a nationwide team of professors organized this intensive two-day event. Read more >>

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs featured in the New Jersey Law Journal

Dean Hobbs talked with the New Jersey Law Journal about his role at Seton Hall Law: “There has never been a day I have not loved coming in to this...I’ve loved the job and I’ve loved the people. I’ve loved the problems in need of solutions. It’s really about problem-solving.”

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs Delivers Commencement Address

Dean Hobbs Delivers the Commencement Address

Seton Hall Law awarded an honorary Master of Laws degree to Dean Patrick E. Hobbs, in recognition of his 16 years of service. His advice to the Class of 2015: carve out their own definition of success -- and call him when the going gets tough. Read Dean Hobbs' Commencement Address

Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Seton Hall Law celebrates its graduates. Congratulations and enjoy! View photos on Flickr >>


McKenzie Wilson ’15: Student Commencement Speaker

Graduate McKenzie Wilson '15 delivers her Commencement speech to class of 2015. "Now we get to go out and play maestro, to tinker with the laws as written, to tell great judges and members of the bar how to interpret the laws as they stand, or start composing laws of our own." Read it here >>


Dean Hobbs, Commencement Speaker

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs, who will step down after 16 years of service, will present the Commencement Address to the Class of 2015 on Friday, May 22 at the Prudential Center. Read more >>

Cap and Gown 2015

Commencement 2015

This week, Seton Hall Law honors its graduating Class of 2015 with a cookout, a special Mass and an awards ceremony, culminating in Commencement exercises on Friday, May 22 at the Prudential Center. Pictured at the Cap and Gown party are Katherine Nunziata and Mark Bittner. Read more >>

William B. McGuire '58

William B. McGuire, 1929 to 2015

Seton Hall Law mourns the death of Bill McGuire '15, founding Chair of the Seton Hall Law Board of Visitors. Dean Hobbs: “Bill McGuire gave of himself in innumerable ways. His kindness, humor, wisdom and commitment to service were an inspiration to all of us – helping us to fulfill the mission of our Law School and to keep Seton Hall Law ever rising. We are honored that Bill was part of our family. He will always remain a vital part of our legacy.” Read more >>


Seton Hall Law Ranked #25 Nationally Based on Class of 2014 Employment Outcomes

The National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall Law #25 among the 200 law schools in the U.S. for placing the greatest percentage of Class of 2014 graduates, in jobs requiring passage of the bar exam. “We are excited by this news, but we’re not surprised,” says Professor Kathleen Boozang, Dean designate of Seton Hall Law. Full story >>

Distinguished Practitioner in International Law

Louis Pepe, Distinguished Practitioner in International Law

Last week, Seton Hall Law welcomed Louis Pepe, a Partner at law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP. The Distinguished Practitioner series, led by Professor Kristen Boon, invites esteemed speakers to visit the law school for a week and present a global perspective on timely legal issues. Mr. Pepe spoke on International arbitration. Full story >>

Dean Kathleen Boozang

Kathleen M. Boozang Named Dean of Seton Hall Law

Seton Hall University has named Kathleen Boozang the new Dean of the Law School. Dean Hobbs: “She is the right person to lead Seton Hall during this time of extraordinary change in legal education and the practice of law. Under her leadership I am confident our Law School will reach even greater heights.” Full story >>


Rejecting the Torturers’ Promise: CSJ Files Amici Brief in Fourth Circuit on Behalf of 30 Human Rights Scholars

Center for Social Justice Clinic Students Thomas Lehman ’15 and Christine Le ’15 filed a amici curiae brief in the Fourth Circuit arguing that three Rwandan nationals must have an opportunity to challenge diplomatic assurances purporting to justify their removal to a country where they have already been tortured, and where they claim (and an immigration judge has previously agreed) they will be tortured again. Full story >>

Professor Paula Franzese

Professor Franzese Honored with the McQuaid Medal

Professor Franzese will receive the prestigious Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service, for her distinguished service and commitment to the University's mission. The award will be bestowed at the Charter Day celebration, today at Seton Hall University, 3 pm. Full story >>

Professor Nessel in Haiti ESDROJ Commencement

Professor Lori Nessel in the Atlantic on Haiti and the Rule of Law

Professor Lori Nessel, who directs Seton Hall Law's Haiti Rule of Law Project, spoke of her support for ESDROJ, Seton Hall Law's sister law school in Jérémie: "The school is fulfilling its initial mission to create lawyers . . . who will go on to change the system there." She is pictured, left, after speaking at the ESDROJ commencement in 2010. Read the Atlantic article >>

Employment Rate: 93%

Strong Outcomes for the Class of 2014

Employment rates for the Class of 2014 nearly equal those of Seton Hall Law's historic highs. Dean Hobbs: “I believe our excellent employment outcomes are not just a sign of better times. They speak to the value employers place on a Seton Hall Law degree.” Read more >>


Professor Thomas Healy Named a Guggenheim Fellow

Professor Healy, author of the acclaimed book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, is among 175 scholars, artists and scientists chosen from among 3,100 applicants. As a Guggenheim Fellow, Professor Healy will write the story of the planned community or Soul City, North Carolina, and its implications for the civil rights movement. Read the press release >>

Employment Rate: 93%

Strong Employment Outcomes for Class of 2014

Employment rates for the Class of 2014 nearly equal those of Seton Hall Law’s historic highs. Dean Hobbs: “Our excellent employment outcomes are not just a sign of better times. They speak to the value employers place on a Seton Hall Law degree.” Full story >>

Lawrence Lustberg, Gibbons P.C. and Professor Jamie-Pukl-Werbel

Inside the Advocate's Studio with Leading Attorney Lawrence Lustberg

Professor Jamie Pukl-Werbel interviewed New Jersey "SuperLawyer" Lawrence Lustberg during a special Introduction to Lawyering class for 1L students. While he touched on preparing for oral arguments, writing briefs, and the importance of perfecting even draft documents, his advice boiled down to this: "Think." Full story >>

Professor Michael Simkovic

Professor Michael Simkovic's Study in the New York Times

Professor Simkovic demonstrated in two separate studies that over the course of a legal career, lawyers benefit from employment opportunities and commensurate compensation to weather any turmoil in the economy. Though the legal employment environment is changing, the New York Times Dealbook believes Professor Simkovic may be correct. Full story>>

Jairo Cano '06

Jairo Cano '06 Awarded ABA Nolan Fellowship

Jairo Cano '06, an Associate with Agostino & Associates in Hackensack, has shown an extraordinary dedication to the practice of tax law. At Seton Hall Law, he has played an active role in helping law students understand and seek opportunities in this specialized, fascinating field. Full story >>

Katelyn Mineo '15

Katelyn Mineo ‘15: Interning at the FDA

Katelyn Mineo’s internship at the FDA follows summer opportunities in Johnson & Johnson’s Compliance and Legal Departments and at Reed Smith LLP in Princeton. When Mineo originally decided to pursue a career in health law, Seton Hall Law was a natural fit: “There are a ton of health law courses, and this region of the country is home to most pharmaceutical companies.” Full story >>

Alan Blankstein '15

New Compliance Skills Class: In Pursuit of Excellence

Professor Boozang shaped Seton Hall Law’s Compliance Skills course to give students a firm grounding in the study of compliance while placing them squarely within the realm of legal and professional practice. Alan Blankstein '15 (pictured): "Professor Boozang calls on us to leave our comfort zone as we acquire skills we'll use in the workplace."Full story >>


Professor Marina Lao at the FTC

Professor Marina Lao has assumed the role of Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning in Washington, D.C. She will help develop long-term policy initiatives to encourage competition and protect consumers, and advise FTC staff on cases when new, complex policy and legal issues arise. Read more >>

NJ Leep Constitutional Competition Award Winners

High School Students and the 6th Amendment

The New Jersey Law and Empowerment Project held a moot court competition for its students, all representing area high schools. The subject: the 6th Amendment. Technology High School senior Amanda Santiago: “While debating the Sixth Amendment I realized what it means to be an effective counsel, and I felt the passion of being a person’s last hope.” Read the full story >>

Camp Justice at Guantanamo

Chelsea Perdue '15 on location at Guantanamo

This just in from Camp Justice: Chelsea Perdue '15 watched as the hearings of five men accused of masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001 were halted: a defendant recognized a translator from his time at a CIA dark site. Read Chelsea Perdue's observations >>

Professor Ahmed Bulbulia

Professor Ahmed Bulbulia, 1943 to 2015

Seton Hall Law will host a service on February 25 at 3:00 p.m. in memory of Professor Ahmed Bulbulia. He was born in South Africa to parents of Indian descent, went to England, earned a Master of Laws in Michigan, and taught law in Canada before joining Seton Hall Law in 1972. Naturally, therefore, he loved to teach International Law, but his greatest pride was in mentoring students who participated in Seton Hall Law’s Legal Education Opportunities program. Read more >>

Panel discussion on the Middle East

Gaza, Israel and the legal aspects of the 2014 conflict

In November, the Arab Law Students Association, the International Law Society, and the Muslim Law Students Association co-sponsored an event , "The Gaza Crisis and its Legal Consequences," dedicated to understanding the legal implications and undertones behind the attacks that transpired in Gaza, Palestine and Israel in Summer 2014. Read more >>

Jonathan Weisbrod '15

Jonathan Weisbrod '15: Law student, film producer

Jonathan Weisbrod '15 is one of the few law students you'll find with his own IMDb listing. He produced "Lies I Told My Little Sister" just before he started law school, and despite a full course load and recent Moot Court competition win, he remains in the movie business. Read more >>

LALSA Students at Orientation

LALSA's Hispanic Heritage Month Panel & Sangria Social

The LALSA-sponsored event, now in its fourth year, was entitled, “Need Not Apply: The Disparate Impact of Criminal Background Checks on Communities of Color” and featured panelists of experts in the criminal justice system discussing the overrepresentation of people of color in the penal system, the effects of a criminal record on employment opportunities, and solutions to the challenge of employing ex-convicts. Read more>>


Introducing new J.D. concentration in Compliance

Rachel Godsil

New report on reducing racial bias and anxiety in education and health care

Professor Rachel Godsil served as lead researcher for, "Addressing the Impact of Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care." From the report introduction: "We live in a time when discrimination looks less like a segregated lunch counter and more like a teacher never calling on your son or a doctor failing to inspire trust in your daughter and improperly diagnosing her illness as a result." Read the overview on Seton Hall Law's Health Reform Watch blog >>

Bernard Freamon

Professor Bernard Freamon Blogs about ISIS and slavery for CNN

CNN's human rights endeavor, The Freedom Project, invited Professor Freamon to explain Islam's historic view of slavery, as terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) justifies its use ostensibly according to traditional Islamic law. Professor Freamon calls that assertion "an affront to right-thinking Muslims everywhere and a criminal perversion of Islamic law, particularly its primary source, the Glorious Quran." Read the blog post >>


In the Media: Professor Jessica Miles

Professor Jessica Miles of the Family Law Clinic in the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, spoke to the media regarding the domestic violence case against NFL player Ray Rice, addressing all aspects from the NFL's initial nominal response to proposed New Jersey legislation to protect future victims. Read more >>

Sergio Suarez and Christopher Cochran awarded CSJ Scholars

2014-15 Center for Social Justice Scholars

Sergio Suarez '16 (pictured, left) and Christopher Cochran '16 (pictured, right), are this year's CSJ Scholars, selected for their dedication to public interest law. Suarez, a native of Newark, said, "It is hard to put into words the incredible pride I feel in attending law school in my hometown. I’m in a unique position to help those in my community.” Read more >>


Professor Charles Sullivan on Becoming a Lawyer

Charles Sullivan, Professor of Law and Director of the Rodino Library, at the 2014 Orientation program, shared his perspective on the traditional theme, "On Becoming a Lawyer." "I’ve always liked the notion of 'becoming' because it conveys the sense of a journey, not a destination," he said. "And that means that all of us – you and I – are on the same road." Read Professor Sullivan's speech >>


Professor Farrin Anello on the front page of the Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger asked Professor Farrin Anello to discuss the implications of a new bill passed in the House addressing the 30,000 children who, since January alone, have entered the U.S. illegally. Read more >>


Rachel Godsil Appointed Chair of New York City Rent Guidelines Board

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Professor Rachel Godsil to lead the board that determines annual rent adjustments for approximately 1 million apartments across the city subject to the Rent Stabilization Law. The Mayor’s office press release : “Godsil is an accomplished attorney and professor specializing in issues of housing, land use and social justice.” Read more >>


Seton Hall Law presents ‘Introduction to Lawyering’

Law Review Symposium

Exploring the Future of Legal Education

Antoinette Solomon and Sofia Iqbal CSJ Scholars

CSJ Names New Center for Social Justice Scholars

Antoinette Solomon '16 (pictured, left) and Sofia Iqbal '16 (pictured, right) were named the 2013-14 Center for Social Justice Scholars. They will focus on urban revitalization and international/human rights issues and cases within in the Center's clinic settings. Read more.


Seton Hall Law at Work


Strong rankings, employment outcomes for Class of 2013