LL.M. Masters of Laws Degree

LL.M. - Master of Laws Degree




The Health Law Masters of Law (LLM) program provides attorneys with an opportunity to broadly explore health law and policy or to focus more narrowly on courses designed for lawyers planning to represent providers, payors, regulators, patients, or pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology companies.  The Health Law LLM program is designed for both practicing health care attorneys and those seeking to expand their practice to health care clients. 


Why Seton Hall Law School?

U.S.News & World Report’s Graduate School Guide has consistently ranked Seton Hall Law School’s Health Law & Policy Program among the top 10 in the nation.  The breadth and depth of the health law curriculum at Seton Hall is unparalleled.  In addition to their coursework, LLM students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of the full-time faculty and to take part in the frequent symposia and colloquia hosted at the law school.



The Intellectual Property LLM program provides the opportunity to broadly explore intellectual property (IP) or focus more narrowly on particular interests in IP, including patent, trademark, copyright and technology law.  The program is designed for attorneys who wish to transition from other practice areas to IP; government officials and regulators who specialize or wish to specialize in IP related issues; and law school graduates who are interested in teaching or other academic research relating to IP Law.

Are there particular study tracks?
The program provides students with the option to build expertise in five key areas: patent law & policy, trademark law & policy, copyright law & policy, IP and the life science industry, and IP and the telecommunications industry.

Why Seton Hall Law School?
Seton Hall Law’s IP curricula is among the largest in the nation and collaborates with Seton Hall Law’s Health Law program, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  In addition, for working and part-time students, the program offers the most flexible schedule of any New York Metropolitan area IP LLM program.  Equally, students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of the full-time faculty and to take part in the frequent symposia and colloquia hosted at the law school.


I am a foreign trained law student. Will I be able to sit for any state bar exam after completing the LLM program at Seton Hall Law?
Admission into any of our LLM programs does not guarantee or in any way suggest eligibility to sit for any state's bar examination, including New York or California.

How many credits will I need to graduate?  
The LLM degree requires 24 credits.
What are your application requirements?
You will be required to submit the following materials:

  1. Application
  2. Current Resume
  3. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  4. WES Transcript Evaluation (for foreign degrees)
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation (individuals writing recommendations may elect to email their letter to Enrollment Services at lawgrad@shu.edu
  6. Personal Statement, two to three pages long, explaining your background (if any) and interest in health, drug, or biotechnology law
  7. TOEFL Score and Test Results (if English is not your first language)

When is the application deadline?
LLM students may apply for admission for the fall or spring semesters.  For students entering in the fall, the deadline is July 1.  For students entering in the spring, the deadline is October 1.  International applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Late applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  If you will be submitting a late application, please complete the online application form and then notify Enrollment Services at lawgrad@shu.edu that you have submitted a late application. 

How do I apply?
To apply for the LLM program, click here.

How much is the 2014-15 tuition?
Tuition is $1,461 per credit.

Is financial aid available?
Financial aid assistance is available through the Federal Stafford Loan Program and/or private loans.  To be considered for this program, individuals who have been accepted into the program must file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Upon receipt of the FAFSA information, Seton Hall Law School’s Office of Financial Resource Management will review the student’s eligibility and send an Award Notice.  Part-time students need to take at least 6 (six) credits to be eligible for financial aid assistance.  The Office of Financial Resource Management may be reached at 973-642-8850.

How many students are in the program?
The number of students varies, with between five and 10 students enrolling each year.

Do you offer both full-time and part-time programs?
Yes. Full-time students complete the program in one year; part-time students complete the program in five to six semesters.
When do classes begin and when are courses usually offered?
Typically, the fall semester begins the week of August 24, the spring semester begins the week of January 12, and summer session takes place from May 27 to July 23.  Courses are offered in the evenings, although LLM students are welcome to take daytime courses if their schedules permit.

For more information, please contact:

Enrollment Services
(973) 642-8850


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