Professor of Law, CSJ Director 

Professor Lori A. Nessel joined Seton Hall in 1995 and is Dean's Fellow and Director of the Center for Social Justice. She regularly teaches immigration and refugee law courses and supervises live cases in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic, including claims under the Refugee Convention, Torture Convention, as well as cases involving human trafficking, family reunification and other forms of relief from deportation. She has also been actively involved in designing the new International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project and is one of the principle faculty members engaged in the Haiti Rule of Law Project.

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Programs and
Research Centers


Seton Hall Law offers a variety of degree programs both for students seeking to become lawyers and for practicing attorneys who wish to further their legal education and professional development. For students who wish to broaden their legal skill set, the Law School offers joint J.D. and Masters degrees in conjunction with Seton Hall University, located just minutes from the Seton Hall Law campus.

Our degree programs for students with an interest in public interest and/or government service include the following.

J.D. /M.A. in Diplomacy & International Relations