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Curriculum for MSJ Students   

 

The MSJ Program at Seton Hall Law is a 30-credit degree which can be completed entirely online or as a hybrid online/traditional in-person degree, at the student's option. There are no residency requirements for the entirely online graduate program. MSJs who elect to pursue a hybrid online/in-person degree attend live electives and sit side-by-side with Juris Doctor (JD) and post-JD (LLM) students. MSJs are invited to attend special events on campus which are held several times a year and MSJs are always welcome to visit the campus in person to meet faculty and other students pursuing a Master's degree in law.

MSJ students elect to pursue the Health & Hospital Law track; the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance track; or the Intellectual Property Law track. MSJ students may elect a dual track of any two tracks.

30 credits are needed to earn the MSJ degree. All credits must be completed within six years of entry into the MSJ Program in order to graduate.

 

All MSJ students are required to take the following "core" courses:

  1. The Legal System, Research and Writing I
  2. Online ONLY
    4 credits
  3. Torts for MSJs
  4. Online ONLY
    3 credits
  5. Business Law Survey for MSJs
  6. Online ONLY
    3 Credits
  7. Constitutional Law for MSJs
  8. Online ONLY
    3 credits

In addition to the core courses, MSJ students must satisfy the requirements for the subject area they have chosen: Health & Hospital Law; Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance; or Intellectual Property Law.  An MSJ student pursuing a Dual Track in any two of the subject areas must take six credits in each subject area in order to be awarded the Dual Degree.

Health & Hospital Law Track Requirements:
Six (6) credits of Health & Hospital Law courses

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance Track Requirements:
Six (6) credits of Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance courses

Intellectual Property Law Track Requirements:
Six (6) credits of Intellectual Property Law courses

Courses in Human Resources Law count as electives in the MSJ program.


 

Sample Schedule

The MSJ program has three start dates each year.  Depending on start date, a sample schedule for an MSJ online student would look like this (electives are 3 credits each and may be taken in any order):

 

  SPRING SEMESTER START
January
   
January The Legal System, Research & Writing (4 cr.)    
March Torts for MSJs (3 cr.) SUMMER SEMESTER START
June
 
June Bussiness Law Survey for MSJs (3cr.) The Legal System, Research and Writing (4cr.) FALL SEMESTER START
August
August Constitutional Law for MSJs (3cr.) Torts for MSJs (3cr.) The Legal System, Research and Writing (4cr.)
October Elective One
Business Law Survey for MSJs (3cr.)

Torts for MSJs (3cr.)
January Elective Two
Constitutional Law for MSJs (3cr.)

Business Law Survey for MSJs (3cr.)
March Elective Three
Elective One

Constitutional Law for MSJs (3cr.)
June Elective Four
Elective Two

Elective One
August Elective Five
Elective Three

Elective Two
October Elective Six & GRADUATE*
Elective Four

Elective Three
January N/A
Elective Five

Elective Four
March N/A
Elective Six & GRADUATE*

Elective Five
June N/A
N/A

Elective Six & GRADUATE*
*Degrees are conferred in January, May and August each year.  There is one graduation ceremony held in late May each year and all graduates (January, May and August) for that year are welcome to attend.

 

Online courses are 8-weeks long and are taken consecutively, not concurrently.  Seton Hall Law does not recommend taking two or more online courses concurrently unless a student is currently not working.


 

Online Elective Courses

Courses in Health & Hospital Law

The Law of Patient Care

Compliance Issues for Healthcare Providers

Clinical Research and the Law


Courses in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance

FDA Regulation & Liability

Compliance Issues in the Life Sciences - Fraud & Corruption

Compliance Issues in the Life Sciences - Advertising, Promotion & Transparency (coming March 2014)