Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application and deposit deadlines for Seton Hall Law School for admission?
Are interviews required as part of the application process?
How can I visit and tour Seton Hall Law School?
What is the median GPA and LSAT performance of students in your entering class?
What if I took the LSAT more than once?
How can I find housing near Seton Hall Law School?
Is Seton Hall Law School easily accessible by public transportation?
Do Seton Hall graduates take the bar exam and practice in states other than New Jersey?
Where do Seton Hall Law students come from?
What does it cost to attend Seton Hall Law?

What are the application and deposit deadlines for Seton Hall Law School for admission?

The general admission priority deadline for Fall admission is April 1, 2013. Transfer applications are due June 26, 2013. The deadline for first-year admission is a priority deadline and an application may still be accepted after that date (so you may contact our office to find out if we are still accepting applications); the transfer application is firm.

A personalized deposit and refund schedule and policy is prepared with the letter of admission. The first tuition deposit of $500 is generally due in mid-April. No tuition deposit is required before April 1. The second tuition deposit of $1,000 is generally due in June. Full or partial refunds are made within specified time frames. This policy is subject to change, and applicants will be notified of any changes.

Are interviews required as part of the application process?

An interview is not required as part of the admission process and is not used in our consideration of an application. The information that you would impart during an interview should be included as part of your required personal statement.

How can I visit and tour Seton Hall Law School?

The Office of Admissions offers a variety of opportunities to visit Seton Hall Law, including admissions information sessions ("Law School 101") and individual visits.  Admitted students will be invited to events in the spring and summer months.  Additionally, off-site events are arranged for admitted students in the late spring. To arrange a visit, please call our office at 973.642.8747.

What is the median GPA and LSAT performance of students in your entering class?

The 2011 overall median undergraduate GPA is 3.50 and median LSAT score is 158.  Please note that many additional factors are weighed in our admission process.

What if I took the LSAT more than once?

The Admissions Committee will consider an applicant's entire testing record, but may use the higher school in evaluating the overall strength of your application. An applicant might consider writing a supplemental statement to address any circumstances surrounding a standardized test performance that does not reflect his/her best efforts.

How can I find housing near Seton Hall Law School?

Students are responsible for finding their own housing, but our Office of Student Services is more than happy to help with their efforts. While searching for housing, please visit the Housing Information page and remember to utilize Seton Hall Law's Housing Opportunities and Roommate Search Site.

Is Seton Hall Law School easily accessible by public transportation?

The Law School is convenient to much of the city's public transit. We are located just one block from Penn Station, a stop for NJ Transit trains and buses and Amtrak trains. In addition, Penn Station is the terminus of the PATH light rail, providing easy access to Manhattan and several northern New Jersey communities. Newark Broad Street station, with NJ Transit rail service, is just a few blocks from the Law School. The rail and bus system in northern and central New Jersey is vast and serves Newark. Students may qualify for discount passes on NJ Transit trains and buses.

Do Seton Hall graduates take the bar exam and practice in states other than New Jersey?

Yes. Our graduates are qualified to sit for the bar exam in any state, and the majority of the last graduating class took the New Jersey and New York bar examinations, concurrently. Each state has its own requirements for admissions to its bar and we can assist students in completing the application process for any state. Additionally, Seton Hall Law School alumni are practicing law throughout the United States. See our latest Career Statistics.

Where do Seton Hall Law students come from?

Seton Hall Law students come from throughout the United States and the world. Our most recent entering classes include residents of 29 states and the District of Columbia. The most recent entering classes also earned undergraduate degrees from 131 different institutions.

What does it cost to attend Seton Hall Law?

Cost of Tuition and Student Budgets (click here).  To assist students with law school costs, Seton Hall Law offers financial assistance to students based on financial need and academic merit. In 2011-12, 65% of incoming students received scholarship funding.  75%-80% of funded students renew scholarships after the first year.  50% of funded students in 2011 received $33,000 or more.