Degree Programs and Certificates
Seton Hall Law offers a wide range of degree, certificate and study-abroad programs for law students pursuing a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, for professionals in the field seeking additional education, and for practicing attorneys who wish to deepen their skills and knowledge.
Emerging health care technologies and medical breakthroughs raise a host of legal, ethical, policy and practical questions for health care providers, businesses, customers, patients and regulators. Seton Hall Law offers one of the nation’s top-ranked health law programs through the Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, a leading center for research and scholarship.
The demand for attorneys with intellectual property law expertise is extensive in virtually all industries. Seton Hall Law offers one of the broadest selections of intellectual property courses in the entire country under the auspices of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology.
Degree and certificate programs include the following.
J.D. degree candidates may concentrate in Health Law or Intellectual Property Law. To achieve a concentration, J.D. students must complete 15 credits in the field (including both required and elective courses) and write a seminar paper or law journal note approved by the student’s concentration supervisor. Students also pursue appropriate externships to gain hands-on knowledge and experience within their chosen field of interest. Seton Hall Law encourages students pursuing concentrations to avail themselves of courses in both the Health Law and Intellectual Property disciplines, and to work closely with their concentration supervisors to plan their curriculum and consider externship opportunities.
Visit the Academics pages to learn more about J.D. Concentration courses and requirements:
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN JURISPRUDENCE (M.S.J.)
Individuals who are already working in jobs related to health, technology, or intellectual property and who want to learn more about the legal implications of their work – without actually studying to become lawyers – may pursue a two-year, part-time M.S.J. degree in Health Law or in Intellectual Property Law. Students take a broad range of general law courses, as well as specialized courses, to earn a total of 30 credits.
Practicing attorneys who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills may pursue an LL.M. degree in Health Law or Intellectual Property Law. LL.M. students are required to take 24 credits, including writing a thesis. The LL.M. may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
Visit the Academics pages to learn more about the LL.M. degree programs:
HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Healthcare Compliance Certification Program (HCCP) is a multi-day educational program for compliance professionals and lawyers in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. HCCP immerses participants in the statutes, regulations, and other requirements these industries must follow. Professionals may attend one of several programs offered throughout the year at Seton Hall Law and regional locations. In addition, Seton Hall Law offers an International HCCP to acquaint industry professionals based on Europe with the regional health care laws and regulations.
Visit the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy page to learn more about the Healthcare Compliance Certification Program:
ONLINE GRADUATE CERTIFICATES
These eight-week online courses offer health care professionals, hospital administrators and practicing attorneys an in-depth immersion in legal, regulatory, and ethical issues in different aspects of health care policy and delivery. Seton Hall Law offers a graduate certificate in Health and Hospital Law, or in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance. The curricula for the programs cover four modules and include reading, discussion and writing assignments, and are taught by full-time Seton Hall Law faculty.
Visit the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy page to learn more about the Online Graduate Certificates: