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

Off-Campus Opportunities

Whether it’s a clinical program, an externship with the federal government or public interest group, or another practical learning experience, Seton Hall Law students have a full-range of opportunities to begin building their public service résumé.


American Friends Service Committee

Center for Social Justice

Community Health Law Project

Internal Revenue Service

International Human Rights/Rule of Law Initiative

New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

New York Legal Assistance Group

Urban Revitalization Initiative

Study Abroad

Zanzibar: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking