Getting Started


First-year applications are considered for Fall Semester admission only. In order to apply, you must have or plan to obtain a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a foreign equivalent prior to your anticipated date of enrollment.


The application is available electronically at the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website at All supporting documentation must be submitted through a valid Credential Assembly Service (CAS) account.

Required Parts:

  • A completed and signed Application for Admission, which includes a required personal statement, activity/extracurricular list and resume.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $65.
  • A current CAS file consisting of a recent LSAT score (taken within the last five years) and all academic transcripts.
  • A current letter of recommendation (written within the last two years). An additional one or two letters and/or LSAC Evaluations are strongly encouraged.


Admission to Seton Hall Law is selective and competitive. Decisions are based primarily on academic record and LSAT score, but work experience, school or community service and other interests are taken into consideration. The volume of applications received prevents our use of interviews, but we encourage you to utilize the personal statement in the application to convey the information you would impart in an interview.

Consumer information on Seton Hall Law is published in the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools.


Seton Hall Law is committed to helping students meet their educational expenses through institutional scholarships, state grants and student loans. Candidates who apply for and receive a fee waiver from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) will automatically have their application fee waived when submitting the Seton Hall Law electronic application for admission. Read More


All students interested in applying for financial aid (including student loans) must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be filed electronically any time after January 1, 2015 for the 2014-15 academic year. Seton Hall Law School's code: G09986. Seton Hall Law's priority deadline is April 1, 2015.


All applicants for admission are reviewed for merit scholarship awards—no separate application is required for consideration. Merit scholarships are highly selective awards based on outstanding Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, undergraduate academic performance and academic promise. The Admissions Committee determines the awards and notifies recipients at the time of admission. Students entering in Fall 2014 received merit scholarship awards ranging from $7,500 to full tuition, and more than 70% of our incoming students received scholarship funds. Merit scholarships are renewable by maintaining required GPA standards or designated class rank. The amount and terms of renewal are provided to students upon award. Read More


The tuition and fees for the 2015-16 year for Seton Hall University School of Law are $51,018 for incoming full-time students and $38,474 for incoming part-time students.