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

Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

High employment and bar passage rates speak to Seton Hall Law's innovative approach to ensuring graduates are practice-ready


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SETON HALL LAW REPORTS 95.36% EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE CLASS OF 2015

Dean Kathleen Boozang: “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.”

April 11, 2016

Newark – Seton Hall Law announces that 95.36% of the graduates of the Class of 2015 were employed within 10 months of graduation. The employment statistics for the class graduating in May 2015, with 100% of the class reporting, were submitted to the American Bar Association on April 7, 2016.

“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. “This approach combines our rigorous curriculum with abundant experiential learning opportunities, and career placement support tailored to each student’s unique talents and aspirations. We also work very hard to understand and meet employers’ expectations for new hires.”

With a total employment rate of 95.36% for the Class of 2015,

  1. 87.11% of all graduates are in full-time, long-term jobs in which passage of the bar exam is required or a JD is an advantage; and

  2. 79.38% of all graduates are in full-time, long-term jobs in which bar passage is required.

Not captured in those numbers are the graduates who pursued positions in roles in business, the military, and government relations.

Yet another testament to the quality of a Seton Hall education is the Class of 2015’s bar passage rates, which, for the July 2015 exam, far exceeded state averages in both New Jersey and New York:

Seton Hall Law July 2015 Bar Pass Rates, New Jersey and New York

Seton Hall Law is ranked #65 among 200 law schools by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranks Seton Hall Law’s Health Law program in the top 10 for the 20th year in a row.

“While many law schools are struggling in a changing legal education and employment environment, Seton Hall Law grows stronger each year,” Dean Boozang concluded. “Most important, our employment outcomes and bar passage results bear witness to the excellence of our students. We are proud of the Class of 2015, which is embarking on their legal careers in stellar fashion.”

View the ABA Employment Summary for 2015 Graduates.