In Defense of Hope: Resolutions for Lawyers and Law Students in the New Year
These are uncertain times for the promise of equal access to justice for all. Particularly now, it is important that we the lawyers show up to do what we can do: wield our unique expertise to be instigators, catalysts and defenders of the rule of law, the power of reason and the promise of mercy. The end of this fraught year and the start of another presents the opportunity to take stock of our first principles and remember why we chose this craft, what we stand for and how we would want to be remembered. We grow in stature when the choices we make and the practices we habituate comport with those first principles. Read more >>
Seton Hall Law ranked 12th for national employment outcomes
As law students increasingly look for schools with great placement outcomes, Seton Hall Law’s rank as 12th in the nation for employment among recent graduates will garner widespread attention. The reality is that Seton Hall Law’s Career Services office prides itself on supporting its students while employers recognize that Seton Hall Law’s excellence in academic and experiential training provides real value when its graduates arrive in the legal workplace. Read more >>
SHU President Joins Campaign to Support Immigrant Students
Seton Hall University President, A. Gabriel Esteban has added his signature to a list of more than 400 others in Catholic higher education in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA.) The program safeguards hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who fled to the United States as children. Seton Hall Law School immigration advocates consider the signing of this campaign to be imperative in continuing and expanding the program. Read more >>
Supporting Our Community: Edward Marable '94
Law school can be a very stressful time in one’s life,” Dean Marable stated. “My goal is to support and guide our students through a satisfying experience that best prepares them to become leaders and change-makers,” he added. Whether coordinating major events or counselling students whose mid-term grade didn’t quite meet their expectations, he interacts with students continuously. Read more >>
Alumni Profile: Steve McManus ’90
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, State Farm Insurance Bloomington, IL
Among his many responsibilities as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at State Farm Insurance, Steve McManus ’90 serves as an advisor to senior leaders and as a “thinking partner” to his legal staff. His career advice? “I tell young lawyers: ‘If you have the chance to do something new, it's a great opportunity to grow yourself. Embrace the complexity and learn from it. The ability to learn something new is a gift.’ That’s what I love most about my job," he said. Read full story >>
New Weekend JD Program
Flexible Weekend Program Enables Working Professionals to Balance Busy Lives and Law School
Seton Hall Law's new Part-time Law degree enables weekend students to have the full spectrum of co-curricular opportunities open to full-time students, including law journals, moot court and mock trial programs, and student service and professional organizations. This weekend offering is an extension of Seton Hall Law’s investment in tailoring the law school experience to the individual student’s schedule and career aspirations. Learn more >>
New Center for Social Justice Scholars Announced
Ghatul Abdul '18 and Ashley Hahn '18 named CSJ Scholars for the 2016-17 Academic Year.
Ghatul Abdul ’18 (pictured right) and Ashley Hahn ’18 (pictured left) were selected to serve as the 2016-17 Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholars. As a CSJ Scholar, Ghatul hopes to work with Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon as the Equal Justice Clinic expands its work to assist more ex-offenders with reentry into society. As a Scholar, Hahn plans to develop her work assisting victims of domestic violence and will assist with special projects at the Center for Social Justice. Read Full Story >>
New Institute for Privacy Protection searching for a Fellow
The Institute for Privacy Protection promotes academic research and educates businesses and consumers on privacy rights and legal requirements. The Institute is seeking to hire its first Fellow to develop and coordinate a privacy outreach and training project for youth, parents and teachers; prepare materials for business privacy education and provide the Institute with executive support. Learn more and apply >>
New Edition of Classic Labor Law Casebook
The new edition of this definitive casebook reflects developments in labor law and our society over the past decade, including social media in the workplace and “sharing economy” workers.
Timothy Glynn, Senior Associate Dean and Andrea J. Catania Endowed Professor of Law, joined the team authoring the latest edition of Labor Law Cases and Materials, the nation’s definitive casebook on labor and employment law, and the first new edition in five years. Dean Glynn: “For instance, how are employees’ rights protected when they discuss their workplace conditions and concerns on social media and other emergent forms of communication? How does the explosive growth of the so-called “sharing economy” – epitomized by enterprises like Uber – affect workers’ legal rights?” Full story >>
Paula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law
Paula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, along with co-authors Abbot Gorin
Paula Franzese, along with co-authors Abbot Gorin, a staff attorney with Essex-Newark Legal Services and Seton Hall Law student David Guzik, have published a study which examined more than 40,000 residential eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent in Essex County in 2014. Surprisingly, the authors found that only 80 of those more than 40,000 cases (0.2%) had tenants asserting a breach of the implied warranty of habitability—an affirmative defense for nonpayment of rent available to tenants in substandard housing conditions. Full story >>
Named Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Resources Corporation
Mariellen Dugan, class of ’91, long-time member of the Board of Visitors, and last year’s recipient of the Woman of Substance Award, was just named Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Resources Corporation. NJR is a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company providing retail and wholesale energy services to customers from the Gulf Coast to New England and Canada. Full story >>
Seton Hall Law Students Making a National Impact
Seton Hall Law students have assumed leadership roles in two of the nation’s largest legal organizations. Alyra Liriano ’17 was named National President of the Law Student Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) while Anthony Osei ’17 was named Northeast Regional Director of the PreLaw Student Division for the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA). Full story>>
Professor Thomas Healy Awarded a New Grant
A new book explores the rise and fall of Soul City, a concept developed and nurtured by a civil rights leader in the 1970s
Adding to his recognition by the Guggenheim Foundation and by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Professor Thomas Healy has just been awarded a Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of his latest project, Soul City: The Lost Dream of an American Utopia. Full story >>.
Orientation 2016: ‘On Becoming a Lawyer’
Professor Claudette St. Romain delivered the traditional address at the 2016 Orientation, introducing incoming first-year students to the challenges and rewards of legal practice. “We think of lawyers as fighters—you know, standing at the table and yelling at each other like in Law and Order, or My Cousin Vinnie. But when you really become a lawyer, fundamentally, you become a problem solver.” Read Professor St. Romain’s remarks >>
#SHLWORKS: Gaining Legal Skills through Summer Positions
Summer jobs provide opportunities to build skills, extend professional networks, and develop strong resumes for future career success
#SHLWorks offers insight into Seton Hall Law students' summer positions, from their own perspective. Jillian Swogier ’17 is pursuing a Health Law concentration and this summer, is working at Reed Smith in Princeton, where she has been “involved in a diverse portfolio of work from various practice groups.” Full story >>
Orientation 2016: Welcome, Students!
Orientation introduces incoming students to the Seton Hall Law community and invites them to explore all that it offers
New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino '92 will share remarks with new students on Wednesday, August 17 as Seton Hall Law presents Orientation for the incoming Classes of 2019 and 2020. Our two-day schedule is filled with presentations, workshops, receptions and other great opportunities for classmates to meet professors and get to know one another as they embark on their first year of law school. Full schedule here >>
New Institute for Privacy Protection
Professor Gaia Bernstein: “Our society is in the midst of a privacy debate, which outcome will impact our lives in important ways."
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a class settlement award to be used to establish Seton Hall Law's new Institute, which will promote academic research and education. Professor Gaia Bernstein, pictured, will serve as the Institute's first director. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: "We plan to expand upon the important work we do in privacy law by educating businesses and consumers in the myriad of laws and practices that impact privacy rights." Full story >>
Latin America Compliance Program Launching 2017
More than 2,700 compliance professionals have come certified in their field through Seton Hall Law's extensive programs held worldwide
Seton Hall will launch a new compliance program designed to meet the needs of life sciences companies doing business in Latin America. The Latin American Healthcare Compliance Program is a natural expansion of Seton Hall’s compliance education and training offerings. Dean Simone Handler-Hutchinson: “Companies doing business in Latin America are continually at risk for committing compliance violations due to the region’s inconsistent enforcement landscape, disparate regulatory schemes, varied cultural norms and scarcity of educational resources devoted to compliance.” Full story >>
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s Scholarship Winners
Cynthia Vera ’18: “The HBA-NJ's dedication and commitment to helping diverse students like myself is truly noteworthy and I cannot thank them enough for this opportunity.”
In June 2016, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey honored scholarship recipients: Alyra Liriano ’17, Anaïs Paccione ’17, and Cynthia Vera ’18. Paccione at its annual gala: “I am the first in my family to graduate college and pursue a law degree. Making my family proud has been my driving force through it all. Scholarships like this one make a significant difference in the lives of diverse law students like myself. Full story >>
In Two Years, Two Guggenheims
Professors McDowell and Healy are both writing books that bring dramatic insights to our nation's history and who we are as society
Professor Andrea McDowell followed Professor Thomas Healy to become the second Seton Hall Law faculty member to receive the coveted Guggenheim Fellowship in two consecutive years. Dean Boozang congratulated Professors McDowell and Healy for their brilliant scholarship, adding, "They bring that same brilliance to the Seton Hall Law classroom, challenging and empowering our students to excel as they pursue their legal studies and subsequent careers in the law.” Full story >>
New Reports Recommend Improvements to New Jersey's Healthcare System
Professor Tara Adams Ragone: “Integration of behavioral and physical health care services is increasingly the clinical state of the art, and is a critically important component of health improvement efforts.”
Two new reports from the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Policy & Research show a path for New Jersey toward integrating behavioral health and physical health care for the benefit of state residents. In her report, Professor Tara Adams Ragone discusses the barriers, and solutions, to ensure care providers can share information to better facilitate coordinated care for the patient's benefit. Full story >>
New Center for Social Justice Report
American Immigration Council: 1 in 5 of New Jersey residents are immigrants and 29% of all state business owners are foreign-born
In the new report, "Deportation without Representation: the Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families," Center for Social Justice faculty and students sought to quantify the extent to which the availability of legal representation affects outcomes for immigrants seeking to remain on U.S. soil. Full story
Brian Martinotti ’86 Confirmed to Federal Bench
Dean Boozang calls his achievement "a fitting capstone for a Seton Hall Law alum who has dedicated himself to public service."
Seton Hall Law congratulates Brian Martinotti '86, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Martinotti follows John Vazquez ’96, who was appointed to the federal bench in January, and Walter Timpone ’79, who was sworn in last month as a Justice for the New Jersey State Supreme Court, as a Seton Hall Law leader in public service. Full story >>
Alumni Profile: John Sprouls '84
His advice to law students: Take advantage of Contracts, and take Business Associations and Tax courses. And on the job, "Never say no to an assignment."
As Chief Administrative Officer of Universal Studios, Orlando, John Sprouls '84 oversees key divisions of this subsidiary of Comcast NBCUniversal, delivering a third of NBCU’s overall profit. His favorite holiday is Halloween when the theme park turns into a "scare zone." His favorite character? Beetlejuice. "I find my law degree plays across a pretty wide spectrum of the things that I do,” he said. Full story >>
Colleagues, Classmates, Best Friends
These four best friends are at the top of their various fields of legal practice in one of New Jersey’s leading firms. Their camaraderie reflects the feeling of family and mutual support that marks the firm’s close-knit culture.
Frank Giantomasi, David Schlossberg, Rob Nies and Roger Breene, Class of '79, best friends since law school, don't wait for a class reunion to spend time together reminiscing. They do so just about everyday, as Partners of the law firm Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC in West Orange. As they looked through their yearbook, Giantomasi noted, "“In the 70’s, it was all about the facial hair.” Full story >>
An International Law Internship in Luxembourg
“I came to Seton Hall Law School specifically to apply to the Dean Acheson Stage Program,” said Beata Safari '17.
Beata Safari ’17 follows 12 other Seton Hall Law students and graduates who have participated in the prestigious Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program, which offers an opportunity to live and work in Luxembourg, interning at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read more >>
Seton Hall Law and Judge Merrick Garland
Seton Hall Law played a critical role in the ABA’s historic assessment of Merrick Garland, starting with alumnae Paulette Brown ‘76 and Karol Corbin Walker ’86.
Students Make an Impact in the Fight Against Racial Profiling
A groundbreaking report produces much-needed change in police practices in a nearby New Jersey town
The Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield announced that its police will soon be equipped with body cameras to increase accountability when conducting traffic stops while on patrol. The Star-Ledger attributes the change to the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy & Research report that revealed practices of racial profiling within the town. Said Capri Reid ‘18, a Fellow in the Center, “This is the kind of impact I’ve always wanted to have.” Full story >>
Chris Porrino ’92: Nominated for NJ Attorney General
Dean Boozang calls this "a fabulous appointment."
Porrino is currently a partner at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, but brings years of public service experience to this new role. Dean Kathleen Boozang: "I am happy for the citizens of New Jersey. This is an exciting day for Chris, but also for his alma mater. We could not be prouder.” Full story >>
Professor Hafetz Discusses the Attack in Orlando
Professor Hafetz believes our nation's gun laws simplify the process of planning and carrying out terrorist attacks.
The New York Daily News interviewed national security expert Professor Jonathan Hafetz on the shooting in Orlando. In an article entitled, "Experts warn lax laws will lead to more attacks because it’s easy for terrorists to buy guns," Professor Hafetz noted, "This hyperfocus on the terrorism link is misguided ... The most important thing is to focus on eliminating these weapons of mass killing.” Read the article >>
#SHLWorks: Gaining Legal Experience Through Summer Positions
Summer jobs provide opportunities to build skills, extend professional networks, and develop strong resumes for future career success
#SHLWorks highlights Seton Hall Law students and the opportunities they pursue during the summer to gain legal experience in a variety of fields. Ashley Fletcher '18 enjoyed the "First Days of Summer" picnic at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY, where is she is a Legal and Compliance Intern, immersing herself in the myriad roles of the in-house counsel's office. Full story >>
LLM in Health Law Now Offered Online
Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: “With the LL.M. degree now available through our Division of Online Learning, Seton Hall Law offers attorneys globally a unique opportunity for career development.”
Associate Dean Timothy P. Glynn: “Seton Hall’s Health Law program has been ranked among the Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report for the past 20 years. The excellence of our LL.M. program in Health Law, originally offered only in the classroom, is one reason Seton Hall Law has achieved this recognition. Practicing attorneys around the globe can now take advantage of all the LL.M. degree has to offer through the convenience of an online program.” Read more >>
Professor Michael Simkovic at the American Law Institute
Professor Simkovic presented before the ALI, “What Can We Learn from Credit Markets?” which summarized his data-driven research on the connections between law and finance
Professor Michael Simkovic is a 2016 recipient of the prestigious ALI Young Scholars Medal, awarded to “early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.” Professor Simkovic opened his presentation at the ALI conference with an argument for the societal value of credit markets: Ideally, financial markets help solve a fundamental problem: namely how to coordinate billions of people’s activities to increase the world’s collective standard of living." Full story >>
Justice Walter F. Timpone
“I am proud to be the first Seton Hall Law graduate appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court.”
Dean Kathleen M. Boozang opened the ceremony by welcoming the guests to celebrate a “historic moment” and hailing Justice Timpone as “the first of what we hope will be many superb, talented Seton Hall lawyers appointed to the bench.” Read more >>
Dean Boozang Blogs About NJ LEEP
Dean Boozang: "A stellar, inspiring program like NJ LEEP can exist and succeed only because members of our community have coalesced around a compelling mission. At Seton Hall Law we live our values."
Last week the Star-Ledger featured the NJ LEEP program on its front page, citing the high school enrichment program's 100% college acceptance rate among its students. Dean Kathleen Boozang, founding chair of NJ LEEP, writes about how Seton Hall Law was inspired to nurture an educational model that provides rigorous academic support to economically disadvantaged students within the Newark community. Read Dean Boozang post on LinkedIn >>
Congratulations Class of 2016
Seton Hall Law School graduates its Class of 2016 today. View commencement photos on Flickr here >>
Seton Hall Law at 35 in Above the Law Top 50
Long a Top 50 law school, Seton Hall Law rose 9 places since 2015
Legal profession blog Above the Law issued its annual Top 50 Law Schools ranking, placing Seton Hall Law at #35. Seton Hall Law has consistently appeared among the Top 50 since the ranking’s inception four years ago. In 2015, Seton Hall Law was ranked #44. Read more >>
A week-long commemoration of our students’ success and achievement
Seton Hall Law welcomes renowned U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to deliver the address at this year’s graduation ceremony, the 62nd Commencement of the Law School. Under Mr. Bharara’s leadership, the U.S. Attorney’s office has experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. The day-long celebration will take place on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Prudential Center. Details available >>
Ranked 16th Nationally for Employment
Strong employment rates, bar pass rates exceeding state averages for the Class of 2015
The National Law Journal (NLJ) ranks Seton Hall Law #16 among 200 law schools in the nation for its graduates’ employment based on the Class of 2015’s stellar outcomes. Dean Boozang: "Most important, and not evidenced by any rating, is that Seton Hall Law launches its graduates into careers that fulfill their aspirations – that’s our measure of success.” Full story and NLJ Top 50 Ranking
New LL.M. Degree in Financial Services Compliance
Seton Hall Law continues to offer the most comprehensive array of compliance education programs of any law school in the nation
Seton Hall Law has launched a new Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Financial Services Compliance, offered online or in person. Associate Dean Timothy Glynn: “Compliance remains the fastest-growing area in the financial services industry, offering new opportunities for attorneys with specialized knowledge of financial services law and compliance." Read more >>
Paulette Brown '76 on Women Leaders in Law
"As my mother taught me, “to whom much is given, of much is required” (Luke 12:48). There is an inherent obligation of everyone to share knowledge with someone else."
Paulette Brown '76 appears on the cover of the special Business Edition of Best Lawyers magazine, named among 15 women who are leading the way in terms of their achievements, practice and policy. The 2015-16 President of the ABA, as well as a Partner and Chief Diversity Officer of Locke Lord LLP, Brown speaks of the importance of mentoring women following in her path, and notes that while women have made great strides in legal practice, there is much more work to do. She is pictured, center, with Dean Boozang and members of the Seton Hall Law Student Bar Association, after she welcomed incoming students at Orientation in August 2015. Read the article, "Leading the Charge" in Best Lawyers Magazine >>
Ben Heller '17 on Journal Membership
"Overall, being on a Journal is a tremendous privilege, though it is, unquestionably, a serious undertaking. It will require an enormous amount of dedication, and hard work."
Ben Heller is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. His blog post, published in Seton Hall Law's blog, Off the Record, shares advice for securing a position on one of the Law School's prestigious Journals. With the Write-on Competition now underway, his insight is especially timely. Read Ben Heller's blog post in Off the Record >>
International Law Fellowship Awarded
The International Law Fellowship was established in 2011 by a graduate who appreciated her law school study abroad experience and wished to pay it forward
Iman Saad ‘17 is the 2016 recipient of the Seton Hall Law International Law Fellowship, and will spend the summer working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Beirut. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to serve an organization that helps and supports refugees, especially in my former home in Lebanon,” she said. Full story >>
Dean Boozang honored by the New Jersey Law Journal
Dean Boozang embodies the core values of Seton Hall Law: integrity, loyalty and engagement
The State's leading legal publication has named Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law, a 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, presented to 25 leaders of the bench and bar who have transformed the legal landscape. This distinction describes Dean Boozang precisely. Full story >>
Jillian Swogier '17 Reports on a Seton Hall Conference
With Morristown Hospital's tax-exempt status recently questioned, Seton Hall Law’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy hosted a conference to discuss the timely topic. Taxing Nonprofits: Is it Inevitable? explored the impact of recent case law and legislation on state property tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals, universities, and other charitable organizations. Read Jillian Swogier's overview >>
Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes
High employment and bar passage rates speak to Seton Hall Law's innovative approach to ensuring graduates are practice-ready
Seton Hall Law reports a 95.36% total employment rate for the Class of 2015. “These remarkable employment outcomes testify to the strength of Seton Hall Law’s unwavering dedication to launching our graduates into successful careers in the law,” said Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law. Full story >>
Ashley Hahn '18, SHU Servant Leader
Logan Stagnitto '18 nominated his classmate for this annual award: "I am in awe of all she does on a daily basis, and the amount of work she dedicates to her fellow human beings."
Service is not just an activity for Ashley Hahn -- it is a way of life, which Seton Hall University recognized by presenting her with the prestigious Servant Leader Award on April 12. A triplet, her dedication was born of her own difficult childhood, and has led her to serve as a mentor and advocate for women and children who are victims of trauma or abuse. Full story >>
Seton Hall Law Graduate Nominated to NJ's HIghest Court
Walter Timpone '79 "both embodies and epitomizes the excellence that defines a Seton Hall Lawyer," said Dean Kathleen M. Boozang.
Governor Chris Christie has nominated Walter F. Timpone '79 to the New Jersey State Supreme Court, a choice that was lauded by the State Senate President. He is a Partner at the law firm, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP and a Commissioner on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang said, "Wally both embodies and epitomizes the excellence that defines a Seton Hall Lawyer." Full story >>
Uncovering Racial Profiling in Bloomfield, NJ
A new Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research report reveals that nearly 80% of traffic tickets issued in predominantly white Bloomfield, New Jersey are given to African American and Latino drivers
The Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research issued a new report that reveals the extent to which the police in Bloomfield, New Jersey, practice racial profiling as they conduct traffic stops and issue tickets. Seton Hall will screen the VICE NEWS documentary, "Driving While Black," featuring the Center for Policy & Research report - today at 4 p.m. Full story >>
Shaping Healthcare Policy in New Jersey
A report produced by the Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and sponsored by the Nicholson Foundation demonstrates a way for New Jersey to improve its healthcare system while reducing overall costs
Professors John Jacobi and Tara Adams Ragone have released a new report that shows the way for New Jersey to effectively provide both behavioral healthcare -- which includes mental health and substance abuse treatment -- and primary healthcare as an integrated system. Professor Jacobi: "The integration of care saves both lives and dollars...there is a clear path forward." The report was produced in partnership with the Nicholson Foundation. Read the press release >>
Ronald J. Riccio '71: The Practice of Law is a ‘Secular Ministry’
Dean Riccio: “Lawyers have a mission. That mission is to serve others. For me, that means having the opportunity to help people, regardless of their economic status. That's what excited me about being a lawyer – and still does.”
For more than 45 years, Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald Riccio has dedicated himself to his legal practice – as counselor, advocate, leader, and mentor, serving today as General Counsel for the law firm, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. He calls his devotion to the law a “secular ministry.” The New Jersey Law Journal has recognized Dean Riccio's excellence by naming him among the three finalists for the publication's Attorney of the Year Award.Pictured, from left, are Robert C. Scrivo '93 and Dean Riccio. Full story >>
CSJ Secures Asylum for a Honduran Family
Professor Farrin Anello: “By granting asylum to adults and children fleeing domestic violence, the United States immigration courts are recognizing that these survivors are refugees, and that their governments have failed to protect them.”
Students of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic obtained asylum for a woman and her two children, survivors of severe domestic violence in their native Honduras. Diane Lopez '16 (pictured, center), worked on the case: “The look on their faces when we won the case...meant more than I ever imagined. It will stay with me forever.” Full story >>
Father Nicholas Gengaro Blogs in Off the Record
Father Nick offers a message of welcome to all incoming students: "Mutual respect tends toward unity and unity is what this world so sorely needs."
For the past 17 years, Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplain of Seton Hall Law School, has greeted incoming students at the start of each academic year. In a recent post for Seton Hall Law's blog, Off the Record, Father Gengaro underscores how Seton Hall Law, though a Catholic law school, welcomes students of all faiths. "Mutual respect tends toward unity and unity is what this world so sorely needs," he writes. Read the full blog post in Off the Record >>
Dean Rooney's Scholarship
A new article in the Marquette Law Review recognizes Dean Rooney's vast accomplishments as both a leader and scholar
Miriam T. Rooney, founding Dean of Seton Hall Law School, is featured prominently in a new article published in the Marquette Law Review. Dean Rooney is the first woman dean of an ABA- accredited law school; this article also recognizes her prolific scholarship. Read more >>
Valerie Weiss '16: Scholarship Award Winner
Weiss was chosen based on her powerful essay presenting improvements to the recently passed New Jersey law on cyber-bullying
The New Jersey Women's Law Association has selected Valerie Weiss as its Seton Hall Law scholarship award winner for 2016, and will formally present the award to her at the organization's gala on March 22. The selection committee was impressed with her demonstrable commitment to the Association's goals of advancing and empowering women. Full story >>
Dean Mark Alexander on the Supreme Court Nominee
Dean Alexander is a former senior policy advisor to President Obama, serving on the transition team after he won the election in 2008
Constitutional Law Professor Dean Mark Alexander joined Katie Couric of Yahoo News on March 16 as President Obama announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Watch the broadcast on Yahoo News >>
Improving Healthcare Access for Veterans
A new initiative, led by Professors John Jacobi and Tara Adams Ragone, will help vets take advantage of their healthcare benefit entitlements
Building on prior projects directed to primary and behavioral health, the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, along with the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice and the Student Veterans’ Association, will provide guidance, referrals, and peer counseling for veterans in Central and Southern New Jersey. Full story >>
Alumni Profile: Jean Sposaro M.S.J. '15
Jean Sposaro earned her graduate degree through Seton Hall Law's Division of Online Learning. “I love the classroom,” she said, “but the online aspect of the course actually ended up providing a huge benefit."
Last month, Jean Sposaro, an Assistant Director in the Research & Development group of pharmaceutical company Sanofi, flew from Paris, and then to Chicago, to share information and develop best practices with other global corporations within the industry for improving innovation, research, and bioethics. “Both unique opportunities were a direct consequence of the knowledge I acquired during my M.S.J. experience at Seton Hall Law,” she noted. Full story >>
Diversity Day! March 7
The Atrium is filled with information tables and delicious food. Join us!
Seton Hall Law student organizations convene in the Atrium on Monday, March 7, offering snacks and information for the entire Seton Hall Law community. Tables open at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about Diversity Day and other upcoming Seton Hall Law events >>
Introducing New Faculty: Niteesha Gupte
Professor Gupte launched her first semester teaching a compliance skills course which examines the roles and responsibilities of a compliance officer.
Seton Hall Law welcomes Assistant Professor Niteesha Gupte, who joined the Law School in Fall 2015. She brings more than 15 years of experience within the compliance and health regulatory law fields, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to global pharmaceutical companies. "I find that my professional experience in government, private practice and industry has helped me appreciate issues from various perspectives and will allow me to think about and research a topic holistically,” she said. Full story >>
Honoring Mariellen Dugan '91
“Being a lawyer puts you in an unparalleled position of trust,” Dugan said to a group of first-year students at Professor Franzese’s bi-annual “Loving the Law” celebration on February 15
The Women’s Law Forum student organization presents Mariellen Dugan with the Woman of Substance award, recognizing her enduring dedication to excellence in the legal profession. February 24, 6 pm. Full story >>
Celebrating Love for the Law
A two-decade tradition inspired by Supreme Court Justice Cardozo, who said, "Love the law, and treat the law as if you love it."
During the week of February 15, Professor Paula Franzese led her signature celebration, Loving the Law, for her first-year classes. Said Theresa Dill '18, "Loving the Law has created a setting where each of us can express ourselves through our God-given talents, the words that have resonated through us, and the examples that have come before us. I have gotten to know each member of our class better through these expressions and it has been a blessing.” Full story >>
Named “Chapter of the Year” by the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association
Seton Hall Law’s Black Law Students Association was named “Chapter of the Year” by the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association. Diane Lopez ‘17, Board President: “Inherent in our profession is the idea of service…This year we dared ourselves to redefine BLSA's concept of service by getting involved and bridging the existing gap between our profession and the underserved,” she said. Full story >>
Professor Hartnett on the Matter of Justice Scalia's Votes
Professor Hartnett is one of the nation's leading authorities on the U.S. Supreme Court
Professor Edward A. Hartnett, co-author of Supreme Court Practice, the manual of protocols for the U.S. Supreme Court, addresses the question regarding whether Justice Antonin G. Scalia's votes, cast before his death on February 13, still count. Read Professor Hartnett's perspective >>
Remembering Justice Antonin G. Scalia
Justice Scalia visited Seton Hall Law School twice during his career. All who met him appreciated both his brilliance and his generosity
Seton Hall Law faculty pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia (1936-2016). Professor Ronald J. Riccio recounts how, in the early 1990s, Justice Scalia visited Seton Hall Law students and former Congressman Peter Rodino, whose health was failing: "Justice Scalia's legacy in the law will be debated for years to come. For me, Justice Scalia's sense of humor and his willingness to inconvenience himself to show his respect for others is what I will remember most about him." Read the Seton Hall Law faculty tributes >>
Beginning the Lenten Journey
The Seton Hall Law community gathers for Ash Wednesday with Mass and the Distribution of Ashes, led by Father Nicholas Gengaro
Father Nicholas Gengaro led the Seton Hall Law community’s Ash Wednesday Mass, ushering in the Lenten season. Quoting Pope Francis in his homily, Father Gengaro said: “’The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year of Mercy should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.’ Concretely, observing this season for Catholics means practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, he says.” Read Father Gengaro’s Ash Wednesday homily >>
Shoshana’s Schiff’s Dual Passions: Law and Service
Schiff met her law firm partner, Richard Trenk, when she was a student and he led the Essex County Bar Association. They teamed together on pro bono projects and she later joined his law firm, Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.
Shoshana Schiff '98 integrates her corporate bankruptcy practice with a tireless dedication to service, from the Seton Hall Law Alumni Council to the Lawyer's Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to Partners for Women and Justice, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. "It's about making a difference in the community that we’re a part of, giving back in whatever way we can," she said. Full story >>
Celebrating Diversity in Compliance
Dean Boozang: “Diversity entails having people of differences all working together. We have to accept that sometimes we will encounter misunderstandings, that sometimes people experience the same thing in a wholly different way.”
This program and networking reception, featured esteemed panelists from across the industry, including Michele Myer-Shipp '95 (pictured, above left), who moderated the discussion. Damien Atkins, General Counsel of Panasonic North America, was the keynote speaker. "Diversity -- diversity in skills, in background, life experiences, gender, ethnicity -- in my view is the most powerful weapon that we have against one of the leading causes of ethical and compliance challenges organizations face," he said. Full story >>
Meet the Alumni, Development & External Relations Team
The bedrock of the Seton Hall Law community relies on the connections of our alumni – to one another, and to the Law School. This team facilitates those connections, further strengthening our vast, nationwide network.
"Our Alumni, Development & External Relations team members share our graduates' dedication to Seton Hall Law," said Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98, who recently assumed the role of team leader. Pictured from left to right: Lori Thimmel, Executive Director of Alumni Relations; Michael Engemann, Administrative Assistant; Stephanie Silvestri, Director of Development & Development Operations; Andrea Cascarano '07, Executive Director of Strategic Giving; John O'Connor, Alumni and Development Coordinator; and Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98, Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations. Get to know the team >>
Celebrating Diversity in Compliance
As the healthcare, financial services, consumer products and technology industries grow increasingly regulated, compliance professionals are in greater demand than ever before.
Seton Hall Law hosts its second annual program and networking reception for both professionals in the area of Compliance and students who are eager to explore and pursue a career in this rapidly growing field. This year's keynote speaker at "Celebrating Diversity in Compliance" will be Damien Atkins, General Counsel at Panasonic. The event will take place on February 3 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more and register today >>
Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98: New Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations
From the courtroom to the classroom, and now building alumni connections to sustain the Law School’s growth momentum
Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98 takes on this new role after serving on the Seton Hall Law faculty since 2005. She is eager to take on the challenge of deepening and strengthening our alumni community. “Seton Hall’s reach is vast, in law firms and businesses of all sizes," she said. Everyone has a different path after law school and I love hearing every single story.” Read more >>
Called to the Federal Bench
“We are proud that John Vazquez’s talents, and his service to the State of New Jersey, were recognized by President Obama, who appointed him to this important position,” said Dean Kathleen M. Boozang.
John Michael Vazquez '96 was confirmed on January 27 as a Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has served in both the New Jersey State Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey offices, and currently practices law as a Partner at Critchley, Kinum & Vazquez, LLC. Dean Boozang: "Judge Vazquez joins the ranks of the many Seton Hall Law graduates who serve on the Federal bench." Full story >>
Winter Intersession: Broad Choices, In-Depth Learning
Dean Mark Alexander: “For many students, the winter session enables them to take a fresh look at an unusual legal subject that they could not otherwise study.”
Alyra Liriano '17 took a week-long advanced legal research course on the "deep web," the area of the Internet that houses a wealth of information, yet eludes mainstream search engines." In a week, I acquired practical skills that I can apply outside the classroom, and, most importantly, in the area of privacy and data security, where I hope to practice," she said. "The Deep Web" was just one of a wide variety of courses offered during the first two weeks in January. Full story >>
Remembering Justice Marie L. Garibaldi
Justice Garibaldi graduated from Columbia Law School in 1956, only one of 12 women in a class of 250 students. Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among her classmates.
Seton Hall Law mourns the death of Justice Garibaldi, the first woman named Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. “Justice Garibaldi was a trailblazer for women, leading by example as she assumed her place among our state’s leading jurists,” said Dean Kathleen M. Boozang. “Her brilliant career was also punctuated by grace, kindness and wisdom." Photo credit: Tom Kitts, Star-Ledger. Read more >>
Dean Mark Alexander on stemming gun violence in our nation
President Obama's executive orders are "a perfect example of checks and balances, the underpinning of our republic. Congress may now act if it so chooses. If they act, then presumptions of the president’s authority may shift."
Dean Mark Alexander, who teaches Constitutional Law, published an op-ed in the Star-Ledger applauding President Obama’s executive orders in support of greater gun control and explaining how the President acted within the authority of his position. Dean Alexander: "The Second Amendment is not under siege." Read more >>
Professor Brian Sheppard's op-ed in the New York Times
"Since the 1970s, most countries in Latin America have made the transition from military regimes to functioning but often troubled democracies. These hard-fought gains must not be reversed."
In 2011, Professor Brian Sheppard helped the Honduran government review its Constitution after a coup jeopardized the country's strict laws on term limits for sitting presidents. Now, Ecuador faces a threat to its term limits as well, putting democracy at risk and potentially opening the door to the dictatorships that have plagued Latin America for generations. Professor Sheppard and his colleagues propose an alternative to ensure that no one can serve as "president for life." Read the New York Times op-ed, "How to Fix Latin America's 'Strongman' Problem >>
Ronald J. Riccio ’71: Leader, Mentor, Teacher, Practicing Lawyer
Ashley Hahn '18, who took Professor Riccio's Introduction to Lawyering class: "Professors like Ronald Riccio make me proud to be a Seton Hall Law student and proud to be in the legal profession."
Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald Riccio was a partner in the law firm Robinson, Wayne, Levin, Riccio & La Sala for 16 years before he served as Dean of Seton Hall Law, from 1988 through 1999. This past semester, Professor Riccio was among the six professors who taught the innovative Introduction to Lawyering class to first-year students. Full story >>
Braeden Anderson '18 on the Court
When Braeden Anderson '18 isn't studying Torts in Professor Brian Sheppard's class, he is playing forward for the Seton Hall Pirates' basketball team.
The New York Times reports on Braeden Anderson's ambitious choice to pursue his dual passions and earn a law degree as he plays basketball for the Seton Hall Pirates. "I don’t need to have two plans. They’re both the same plan. It’s to be successful, to make the most out of every situation, to achieve, to do it all.” Read the story, "A College Basketball Player Who Is Also a Law School Student" >>
The Family Law Society's Banner Semester
John Barone '16, President, on his career choice: “I chose family law to assist clients during their worst times, serving as an advocate while protecting their interests when they are most vulnerable."
This active student organization combined an array of career events and community service over the fall, from a backpack drive for the Essex County Bar Foundation and participation in National Adoption Day, to networking events and newsletters for fellow students. Full story >>
A Singular Success in Bar Pass and Employment
Class of 2015 bar pass rates in New Jersey and New York, and Class of 2014 employment rates, are a testament to the value of a Seton Hall Law education
Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: “Seton Hall Law is bucking every national trend. Our graduates pass whatever bar they take, and they find meaningful employment to launch their careers of choice... Bar and employment statistics speak volumes about who we are and the value we offer our students.” Full story >>
Ushering in the holidays at Night of Lights
Congratulations to Izik Gutain '18, who won the gingerbread house raffle, and thanks to Matthew Goss '17, who dressed up as Santa to the delight of the children who joined us
Dean Kathleen M. Boozang welcomed members of the Seton Hall Law community to this annual celebration of the holiday season, which included a choir performance and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplain of Seton Hall Law, explained the spiritual and metaphorical significance of light across the world, “as a symbol of hope, enlightenment, endurance, constancy, joy, warmth and loving kindness.” Read more >>
Brian Newsome ’17 explores the hero’s journey
Since he could not read during his hour-long train commute, Newsome used the time to write and refine his fiction
Brian Newsome ’17 always planned to become a lawyer. But he discovered a passion for writing fiction, with a fantasy novel, Cynebold and the Son of the Prophecy, published in August. Full story >>
Ghalib Mahmoud ’16: Research Fellow, Arabic Interpreter
Lutfi insisted on fasting during Ramadan, though his heart condition precludes him from being obligated to do so. “This is the only thing that connects me to normal life,” he said. Join us for a screening of the documentary on November 24 at 6 p.m.
Center for Policy & Research Fellow Ghalib Mahmoud (pictured, left) served as the Arabic interpreter for a VICE News documentary spotlighting Abdullah Bin Ali al-Lutfi (Lutfi, pictured right), a Tunisian who is living in Kazakhstan following his release from Guantánamo after 13 years in captivity. Professor Mark Denbeaux, Lutfi's attorney; Mahmoud and the team from VICE will host a screening of the documentary at Seton Hall Law, and will talk with Lutfi via Skype – November 24, 6:00 p.m. Read more >>
Class of 2015 NJ Bar Pass Rate: 90.4%
Bar pass rates for New Jersey and New York point to a continuing dedication to excellence among Seton Hall Law students and graduates
Seton Hall Law's bar pass rate of 90.4% for 2015 reflects a 7-point rise from 2014. Meanwhile, the New Jersey state bar pass rate average in 2015 dropped to 73.47%. Dean Boozang: "Seton Hall Law’s bar pass rates for New Jersey and New York continue to swim against the national trend." Read the press release >>
Moot Court Teams Win 1st and 2nd Place
Moot Court Director Jodi Hudson, faculty members, and Alex Silagi '14 and Christina Yousef '14, the 2013 winners of the competition, coach the teams to victory
Last weekend Seton Hall Law finished first - and second - in the National Moot Court Competition held in Chicago. The teams (pictured, from left), Christopher Capitanelli '16 and Angelo Cerimele '16, and Nina Trovato '16 and Arnold Picinich '16, competed against each other in the final round of the prestigious event, with Capitanelli and Cerimele emerging in first place. Full story >>
William Pieratt Demond ’06 to be honored in Texas
Demond was also named a 2016 "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers Magazine
The Texas Civil Rights Project honors William Pieratt Demond and his law firm, Demond & Hassan PLLC, on Saturday for their work in the case of a young man with a mental illness who was killed in jail, and whose family was never notified of his detainment or his death. Full story >>
#SHLSuccessStories: Andrew Obergfell ‘15
This series celebrates the success of our Class of 2015 graduates as they look back on their Seton Hall Law experiences
Andrew Obergfell attended Drew University and is now clerking for the Hon. Douglas Fasciale, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. One of Obergfell’s greatest achievements at Seton Hall Law was competing in the national finals at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court competition and winning the National Best Brief, with partner Camille Rosca ‘15. Read more >>
Class of 2015's New York Bar Exam Results
Bar pass and employment rates remain consistently strong for Seton Hall Law graduates
Seton Hall Law’s 2015 New York bar pass rates reflect their usual high levels, far exceeding state averages. These results contrast with news reports of declining bar pass levels nationwide. Dean Boozang: "I give our graduates all the credit. I could not be prouder of them." Read the press release >>
Cyber-Security, Data Breach Threats: A Discussion
Advice for companies assessing cybersecurity threats: Ask, who are we connected to and what information do we hold that makes us a target?
Seton Hall Law and law firm Mayer Brown LLP co-hosted a symposium, Hot Topics in Life Sciences, during which Professor David Opderbeck, leader of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, sat with Rajesh De, former General Counsel for NSA and currently, a Partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss issues of cyber-security and their impact on the life sciences industry. Jillian Swogier '16 reports on the discussion. Full story >>
Pro Bono Week: Final Training SessionToday
ABA President Paulette Brown: "Pro bono work not only improves the profession and advances the rule of law, it also shows the nation that lawyers matter, and helps make our nation’s pledge of ‘justice for all’ a reality."
"The legal profession contributes more pro bono service hours than any other profession," ABA President Paulette Brown '76 said when she exhorted students to participate in the Seventh Annual Pro Bono Week. Join us today at 4 p.m. for the final pro bono service training, "Understanding the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," Room 70. More information >>
The Rodino Society Celebrates Excellence
Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (1909-2005) made U.S. history when he chaired the House Judiciary Committee overseeing the Watergate hearings. He taught at Seton Hall Law until his death.
Each year the Rodino Society honors leaders of the legal profession who uphold Congressman Peter W. Rodino's legacy. Seton Hall Law is especially proud that Dean Kathleen M. Boozang will receive the Peter W. Rodino Trailblazer Award this year. Other honorees include the Hon. Terry Paul Bottinelli, Wayne J. Positan, and Natalie Esposito Capano '02. The dinner will take place on October 28, 6 p.m. Learn more about this and other Seton Hall Law events >>
Professor Brian Sheppard: Disruption and Legal Practice
Google, Siri, and IBM’s Watson rely on natural language processing, a “syntactical approach” which enables computers to extract meaning but in many cases, to miss nuance
Bloomberg BNA interviewed Professor Brian Sheppard about his paper, Incomplete Innovation and the Premature Disruption of Legal Services, in which Professor Sheppard explores the likely outcome if artificial intelligence replaces human intellect in the field of law. Full story >>
The Seton Hall Law Community Cares
The SBA Community Outreach Committee and the Women’s Law Forum teamed up to sponsor a “Pirates Go Pink” campaign that included successful t-shirt and bake sales
More than 30 students, faculty members and administrators, including Dean Boozang, gathered at the Prudential Center on Sunday, October 18 for a 3-mile walk through Newark in support of the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer. Full story >>
Professor John Jacobi: Recognized for His Extraordinary Advocacy
Dean Boozang calls Professor Jacobi "an unsung hero in the fight for healthcare for vulnerable citizens."
On Thursday, October 22, the Community Health Law Project, which provides legal services, training and support to individuals with disabilities, will present the Ann Klein Advocate Award to Professor John Jacobi. Dean Boozang: "There is no one more dedicated than John to ensuring that our nation’s healthcare system serves those most in need." Read more >>
Fall Break an Opportunity for International Study
Seton Hall Law faculty traveled the globe during Fall break, touching down in China, The Hague in the Netherlands, Brussels and Luxembourg, and Nicaragua for lectures and courses.
While Seton Hall Law students enjoy Fall Break this week, faculty members are pursuing innovative scholarship worldwide – lecturing, teaching study abroad courses, and engaging in dialogue with international legal counterparts. Pictured are Professor Tracy Kaye and her students, who visited Professor Pierre -Henri Conac of the University of Luxembourg as part of the course, European Union Business Law. Full story >>
Susan Smalley ’18: Inspired Career Changer
Smalley, the recipient of the Jean Robertson Scholarship, is inspired by the award’s namesake: Jean Robertson ’70, who pursued a law degree at the age of 43 and became one of Bergen County’s first public defenders
Susan Smalley ’18, an administrator in the Probation Office for the federal court, waited for her children to reach high school to pursue her law degree. She plans to give voice to individuals who face language and cultural barriers that impede their access to justice. Full story >>
Michael Bell ’97: Health Law Attorney, Entrepreneur
Bell is the first graduate to receive Seton Hall's Health Law concentration
In 2008, just ahead of the recession, Michael Bell ’97 left a law firm partnership to launch R-Squared, an integrated technology platform enabling pharmaceutical and medical device companies to better manage their compliance practices. “It was the right time to be at the intersection of healthcare compliance and technology," Bell said. He is pictured, center, with Deans Simone Handler-Hutchinson, left, and Timothy Glynn, right. Read more >>
Stepping into the Compliance Officer's Role
Summer compliance fellowships enable Seton Hall Law students to understand how healthcare and life sciences companies shape business practices to meet internal standards and to comply with federal laws and regulations
This past summer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Otsuka, and Novo Nordisk each sponsored a Corporate Compliance fellow, providing Seton Hall Law students with opportunities to gain experience in this in-demand field. Full story >>
Welcoming FTC Chair Edith Ramirez
Past guests of the Diversity Speaks series include Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Seton Hall Law hosts Diversity Speaks, an annual lecture series featuring leaders in the law who share their perspectives on critical legal issues. We are pleased to host Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez, who will discuss the ways in which the FTC fights to protect consumers in our data-driven economy. The lecture will take place on October 21 at 4 p.m. Read more for details >>
Professor Paula Franzese: Inspiring Middle School Students
Professor Franzese is recognized not just as an acclaimed law professor, but as a volunteer who teaches life skills at a middle school in Cedar Grove
It’s not news that Professor Paul Franzese is a gifted and acclaimed teacher of subjects like Property and Commercial law. But it is news that blog SheKnows.com has recognized Professor Franzese in its post, “20 Inspiring Women Who are Transforming the Way Kids Learn” for her volunteer work, teaching vital life skills to middle school students. Read more >>
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - Tonight!
LALSA hosts the annual Sangria Social on October 5; FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is the distinguished lecturer at this year's Diversity Speaks program on October 21
Seton Hall Law launches Hispanic Heritage Month with the Annual Sangria Social tonight at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Latin American Law Students Association. This year's topic is, "Lifting the Bar for UndocuLawyers: Gaining Bar Admissions as an Undocumented Law Graduate Read about this and other Seton Hall Law events >>
Iman Saad '17: Center for Social Justice Scholar
Iman Saad ’17 works with faculty at the Center for Social Justice on issues of immigration and human rights
The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) selects Scholars each year who seeks careers in public interest, offering them an opportunity to collaborate with faculty in pursuit of their interests and aspirations. Iman Saad '17, the 2015-16 CSJ Scholar, has a passion for international human rights and immigration. Saad: “Based on my family’s background, living in Lebanon and moving to the United States...I am committed to helping immigrants in the United States as well as refugees throughout the world.” Full story >>
Seton Hall Law Remembers Michael J. Zimmer, Professor Emeritus
An integral member of the Seton Hall Law community for 30 years. Our beautiful building was his "labor of love."
We mourn the death of Professor Michael J. Zimmer (1942 to 2015), who taught at Seton Hall Law from 1978 t0 2008. As a leader of Seton Hall Law, his legacy is reflected in the design of our remarkable building. As one of the nation's leading employment law scholars, Professor Zimmer leaves behind a voluminous collection of articles and a cornerstone casebook on employment discrimination. Read more >>
Professor John Coverdale writes on Pope Francis
His op-ed, Pope reminds us small acts can achieve big change, was published in The Record on Pope Francis’s final day of his historic visit to the U.S.
Professor John Coverdale published an op-ed in The Record this weekend, reflecting on Pope Francis’s visit, and his views of our obligation to heal and nurture the environment: “Pope Francis insists that our ecological problems require much more than scientific and legal responses… ‘The best laws and technological solutions will prove useless unless they are backed by personal convictions and cultural settings ‘which make it possible for us to live in harmony, to make sacrifices and to treat others well.’" Read the op-ed >>
Seton Hall Law Students Run for Kids
These students hope the race, inaugurated in 2014,will remain an annual tradition for future Seton Hall Law runners.
A team of Seton Hall Law students raced in the United Way's 10K Run/3K Walk for Healthy Kids in Newark on September 13. Melissa Powers '16 appreciated the opportunity: "The United Way's commitment to helping create strong communities is something I strive for as an individual and as a future attorney." Full story >>
#SHLSuccessStories: Alex Yarbrough '15
A series featuring members of the Seton Hall Law Class of 2015 and the next steps they will take in their legal careers
Our #SHLSuccessStories series, highlights members of the Class of 2015 as they look back on their Seton Hall Law experiences. Alex Yarbrough attended Florida State University and has joined Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP in New York. Biggest lesson learned: "Practical skills are a huge part of what potential employers look for when they recruit." Read more >>
A Formal Welcome for Dean Boozang
A gathering and celebration for the students, faculty and alumni of Seton Hall Law
The entire Seton Hall Law community is invited to celebrate Kathleen M. Boozang’s appointment as Dean at a formal Convocation Mass on Thursday, September 10 at noon in the Larson Auditorium. The service will be followed by a reception. We hope to see you there! Let us know if you will attend >>
Professor Timothy Glynn in the Washington Post
Commenting on a labor law decision driven by the increasing use of temp and contract employees
Professor Glynn, co-author one of the nation’s leading employment law casebooks, comments on a landmark case decided by the National Labor Relations Board, which ultimately grants new bargaining powers to independent and sub-contractors and responds to the realities of our changing employment market. Professor Glynn comments on the decision’s impact on corporations, which might impose greater responsibility and accountability on the temporary and part-time workers they hire. Read the article in the Washington Post >>
Professor Paula Franzese
“My wish is that you wield the instrument of your life to close the gap between what is and what ought to be.”
Professor Paula Franzese gave a moving address to incoming Seton Hall Law students at Orientation. “Decide now that wherever your professional path takes you, you will use your expertise to ease the suffering of others. Keep that as your aim, and the opportunities to serve will find you.” Read excerpts of Professor Franzese’s remarks >>
Professor Jessica Miles on NJTV
Professor Jessica Miles, who teaches in the Family Law Clinic of the Center for Social Justice, spoke with NJTV about the case of a woman who left her toddler in a car for 10 minutes on a cool day and consequently, was added to the state's registry of child abusers. Professor Miles: "...a parent's situation has to be examined based on the totality of the circumstances, looking at a number of factors as to whether...there was gross negligence leaving the child." Full story >>
On Becoming a Lawyer
“Beginning today, start thinking about your future clients: the individuals and entities who will one day count on you and look to you for advice—for whom you will make a difference.”
Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice delivered the speech presented at each Orientation, “On Becoming a Lawyer”: Your clients have much to teach you about becoming and being a lawyer. I’d like to tell you about three essential lessons I have learned from my clients: the importance of resiliency, empathy, and humility in a lawyer’s work. Read Professor Condon’s remarks >>
Paulette Brown '76 Speaking at the 2015 Orientation
Integrity, loyalty, engagement characterize the Seton Hall lawyer. This year’s Orientation speakers epitomize those attributes.
Paulette Brown '76 is the first woman of color to serve as president of the American Bar Association. She will help welcome Seton Hall Law's incoming class at Orientation on Thursday, August 20. Full story >>
Kevin H. Marino '84, Orientation Keynote Speaker
Integrity, loyalty, engagement characterize the Seton Hall lawyer. This year’s Orientation speakers epitomize those attributes.
Kevin Marino stood at the side of Sergey Aleynikov, former Goldman Sachs programmer, who was famously sentenced to eight years in prison for downloading programming code – and whose conviction was overturned, thanks to Marino and his colleagues. Kevin Marino will join our incoming 1L students as the Orientation keynote speaker on Wednesday, August 19 in the Larson Auditorium. Full story >>
Equal Justice: A Journey for Young Latinas
Professor Solangel Maldonado leads a pipeline program for the HNBA
Professor Solangel Maldonado, founding Chair of Seton Hall Law Dean’s Diversity Council, also Chairs the Latina Commission Pipeline Committee for the Hispanic National Bar Association. This summer she introduced a group of middle-school girls to landmark Supreme Court cases, and then brought them to tour the U.S. Supreme Court, inspiring them to consider careers in the legal profession. Professor Maldonado is pictured with participants of the "Equal Justice" program. Full story >>
Remembering Professor Marc Poirier (1952-2015)
A brilliant teacher whose scholarship ranged from environmental law to property law to gender law
Seton Hall Law School mourns the loss of Professor Marc Poirier, who died on Sunday, August 2. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: “Everything about Marc was larger than life: his intellect, his investment in his students, and his friendship and his generosity. He will be missed.” Read the tributes to Professor Poirier >>
Professor Mark Denbeaux on "Due Process" regarding Mohamedou Slahi
Professor Mark Denbeaux appears on legal affairs show, "Due Process" to discuss a GTMO detainee's plight
Professor Mark Denbeaux, Director of the Center for Policy & Research, appeared as a guest on Thirteen WNET/NJTV's legal affairs show, Due Process, along with Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project. They discussed the controversial book, Guantanamo Diary, published by detainee Mohamedou Slahi. Slahi has been held for 13 years at GTMO and though he was cleared in 2010, he has yet to be released. Read more >>
#SHLWorks - Valerie Weiss '16
Summer jobs provide opportunities to build skills, extend professional networks, and develop strong resumes for future career success
#SHLWorks highlights Seton Hall Law students and their fascinating summer positions. Valerie Weiss is a Summer Associate at law firm Calcagni & Kanefsky, the New Jersey Office of Harris, O’Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP. She is also producing the Law Review Symposium, which will address a timely topic: "Policing the Police and Community." The Symposium takes place October 1. Read more >>
Combining Work and Play for a Great Cause
Students and Alumni at Lucosky Brookman LLP Raise $155,000 for The Save A Child’s Heart Foundation
Seton Hall Law students and alumni, all current and former Associates at corporate finance and securities law firm Lucosky Brookman LLP, raised $155,000 for The Save A Child's Heart Foundation at the firm's Second Annual Charity Golf Outing. Full story >>
Karol Corbin Walker ’86 in New Leadership Role
A Shareholder at LeClairRyan, in 1995 Karol Corbin Walker became the first African American female to attain partner status in a major New Jersey law firm
On June 18, the American Federal Bar Association of New Jersey (AFBNJ) installed Karol Corbin Walker as the organization’s new president – the first African American to serve in the role. It’s not the first time Ms. Walker, a founding member of the Seton Hall Law Board of Visitors, has blazed a trail within the legal profession. She is pictured with Dean Kathleen M. Boozang at the AFBNJ's William J. Brennan, Jr. Awards Reception. Full story >>
Seton Hall Law Alumni Defense Team Prevails in ‘Flash Boys’ Case
A controversial conviction is overturned in the New York Supreme Court, with Kevin Marino ’84 representing high frequency trading programmer Sergey Aleynikov
Bringing to an end a high-profile criminal prosecution, the New York State Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Sergey Aleynikov, a former programmer for Goldman Sachs accused of stealing confidential computer code when he left the firm for a new job in 2009. Standing at Aleynikov’s side was his attorney – Kevin Marino, Seton Hall Law Class of 1984. Pictured is Sergey Aleynikov and the Marino, Tortorella and Boyle defense team. (Photo: Matthew Goldstein/New York Times) Full story >>
Milin Shah ’15: A Star in Licensing
#SharkWeek: The brand manager for movie sensation "Sharknado" joins global licensing company Isaac Morris Ltd as Vice President of Licensing & Marketing
Milin Shah ’15, who gained his skills in intellectual property law by handling the licensing for SyFy Channel merchandise, was honored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association as a 2015 Rising Star. “If you asked me five years ago whether or not I would bet my career on a movie called Sharknado, I'm not exactly sure how I would have replied,” he said. Full story >>
Christopher J. Christie ’87: Presidential Candidate
Speaking at the Law School Commencement in 2010, Governor Christie said, “Life is too short to be limited by the view from the familiar."
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the first Seton Hall Law graduate to run for President of the United States. Full story >>
Professor Farrin Anello in the Star-Ledger on the impending New Jersey Supreme Court decision regarding the fate of abused juvenile immigrants in the U.S.
The Star-Ledger reported on an impending decision to be issued by the New Jersey State Supreme court regarding the deportation of a 15 year-old Indian boy. This decision will set a precedent for 500 to 700 other children in New Jersey who are fighting a similar battle to stay in the U.S.
Brian Sheppard Publishes an Op-Ed in the New York Times
Honduran Supreme Court has undermined the country's constitution by invalidating the term lmits for the Honduran president
Professor Brian Sheppard consulted to the government of Honduras in 2011 in the wake of a crisis in 2009, in which the President was removed from office for questioning a inviolable law requiring a four-term limit for his office. In April, the Honduran Supreme Court overturned the law, effectively negating term limits entirely and paving the way for potential dictatorships, which have plagued Honduras and other countries in Latin America. Read Professor Sheppard's op-ed, "Why Honduras’s Judiciary Is Its Most Dangerous Branch" >>
Kathleen M. Boozang Named Dean of Seton Hall Law
Provost Dr. Larry Robinson: "Kathleen has been an innovator since she joined the law school 25 years ago.”
Kathleen Boozang launched and now leads Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report for the past 19 years. She also created the Law School’s Compliance education training programs, and in 2010, founded the Division of Online Learning. She remains a driving force in the Center for Health. Full story >>
#SHLWorks - Anthony Osei '18
A series about summer work and how students are preparing to hit the ground as practicing attorneys
#SHLWorks is our series about Seton Hall Law students and their fascinating summer positions. Anthony Osei was born in Ghana and moved to Miami as a child, where he graduated from Florida State University. This summer, he is interning in New York City at District Council 37, Municipal Employees Legal Services. Full story >>
Dean Designate Kathleen M. Boozang in the National Law Journal
Today, women comprise 30% of all law school deans
The National Law Journal reports on the marked rise in the number of women who are serving as deans of law schools over the past few years. But for Seton Hall Law that's nothing new: Seton Hall Law's founder, Miriam T. Rooney, was the first woman dean of an ABA-accredited law school, and Kathleen M. Boozang is the third woman to serve in the role. Read more >>
Margot Eves ’06, Ethicist and Educator
Eves: “In clinical ethics we conduct moral analysis, and we help people prioritize values that are potentially in conflict or inconsistent."
“You need skills in mediation and diplomacy. And a lot of moral courage,” said Margot Eves, describing her role as both clinical ethicist and a teacher at the Center for Ethics Humanities and Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Ohio. Eves helps patients and families address the myriad complex ethics issues that arise as they consider healthcare treatment or end-of-life options. She presented at the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics conference in early June. Read more >>
Seton Hall Law and Sidley Austin LLP co-host Life Sciences College
Third annual education provides important updates in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries
Life Sciences College (LSC) is an innovative and successful global conference series developed in response to client requests for pragmatic and affordable training. Launched in 2012, LSC features widely attended high-quality events in the United States and Europe and is open to in-house counsel and regulatory personnel at pharmaceutical companies and regulators. Full story >>
The Last Resort Exoneration Project in the Star-Ledger
Professor Lesley Risinger: "The facts show that they're both innocent."
Star-Ledger investigative reporter Sean Sullivan presents an in-depth two-part feature on the cases of Kevin Baker and Sean Washington, imprisoned for 20 years for a double murder, and the work of Seton Hall Law Professors Lesley Risinger and Michael Risinger to prove their innocence and secure their release. Pictured are Professor Lesley Risinger and Michael Risinger conferring with ballistics expert Lucien Haag in court. Photo courtesy of the Star-Ledger. Full story >>
The National Business Law Scholars Conference
Seton Hall Law hosts a gathering of scholars June 4 and 5
Seton Hall Law is pleased to host the National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC), an annual gathering of scholars exploring the regulatory issues and practices shaping how we lead and run corporate entities in the U.S. and beyond. Professor Kristin Johnson and a nationwide team of professors organized this intensive two-day event. Read more >>
Dean Patrick E. Hobbs featured in the New Jersey Law Journal
A retrospective of Dean Hobbs' 16-year tenure at Seton Hall Law
Dean Hobbs talked with the New Jersey Law Journal about his role at Seton Hall Law: “There has never been a day I have not loved coming in to this...I’ve loved the job and I’ve loved the people. I’ve loved the problems in need of solutions. It’s really about problem-solving.”
Dean Hobbs Delivers the Commencement Address
Stepping down after 16 years as one of the nation's longest-standing deans, Dean Hobbs receives an honorary degree
Seton Hall Law awarded an honorary Master of Laws degree to Dean Patrick E. Hobbs, in recognition of his 16 years of service. His advice to the Class of 2015: carve out their own definition of success -- and call him when the going gets tough. Read Dean Hobbs' Commencement Address
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
Seton Hall Law celebrates its graduates. Congratulations and enjoy! View photos on Flickr >>
McKenzie Wilson ’15: Student Commencement Speaker
Selected by her classmates to deliver the Commencement Address on behalf of the Clas of 2015
Graduate McKenzie Wilson '15 delivers her Commencement speech to class of 2015. "Now we get to go out and play maestro, to tinker with the laws as written, to tell great judges and members of the bar how to interpret the laws as they stand, or start composing laws of our own." Read it here >>
Dean Hobbs, Commencement Speaker
In his 16 years as Dean, he has shepherded the Law School through a series of groundbreaking initiatives that have raised Seton Hall Law to unprecedented prominence.
Dean Patrick E. Hobbs, who will step down after 16 years of service, will present the Commencement Address to the Class of 2015 on Friday, May 22 at the Prudential Center. Read more >>
A week of celebration at Seton Hall Law
This week, Seton Hall Law honors its graduating Class of 2015 with a cookout, a special Mass and an awards ceremony, culminating in Commencement exercises on Friday, May 22 at the Prudential Center. Pictured at the Cap and Gown party are Katherine Nunziata and Mark Bittner. Read more >>
William B. McGuire, 1929 to 2015
Bill McGuire was a staunch supporter of Seton Hall Law throughout his remarkable legal career
Seton Hall Law mourns the death of Bill McGuire '15, founding Chair of the Seton Hall Law Board of Visitors. Dean Hobbs: “Bill McGuire gave of himself in innumerable ways. His kindness, humor, wisdom and commitment to service were an inspiration to all of us – helping us to fulfill the mission of our Law School and to keep Seton Hall Law ever rising. We are honored that Bill was part of our family. He will always remain a vital part of our legacy.” Read more >>
Seton Hall Law Ranked #25 Nationally Based on Class of 2014 Employment Outcomes
Seton Hall Law also ranked #1 in the nation for placement of graduates in state court clerkships
The National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall Law #25 among the 200 law schools in the U.S. for placing the greatest percentage of Class of 2014 graduates, in jobs requiring passage of the bar exam. “We are excited by this news, but we’re not surprised,” says Professor Kathleen Boozang, Dean designate of Seton Hall Law. Full story >>
Louis Pepe, Distinguished Practitioner in International Law
Mr. Pepe is the fifth Distinguished Practitioner in International Law, and presented two lectures during his visit.
Last week, Seton Hall Law welcomed Louis Pepe, a Partner at law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP. The Distinguished Practitioner series, led by Professor Kristen Boon, invites esteemed speakers to visit the law school for a week and present a global perspective on timely legal issues. Mr. Pepe spoke on International arbitration. Full story >>
Kathleen M. Boozang Named Dean of Seton Hall Law
Professor Boozang is the third woman to serve as Dean of the Law School
Seton Hall University has named Kathleen Boozang the new Dean of the Law School. Dean Hobbs: “She is the right person to lead Seton Hall during this time of extraordinary change in legal education and the practice of law. Under her leadership I am confident our Law School will reach even greater heights.” Full story >>
Rejecting the Torturers’ Promise: CSJ Files Amici Brief in Fourth Circuit on Behalf of 30 Human Rights Scholars
Amici argue that the Convention Against Torture Prohibits the removal of individuals to third-countries based upon diplomatic assurances that the receiving country will not torture.
Center for Social Justice Clinic Students Thomas Lehman ’15 and Christine Le ’15 filed a amici curiae brief in the Fourth Circuit arguing that three Rwandan nationals must have an opportunity to challenge diplomatic assurances purporting to justify their removal to a country where they have already been tortured, and where they claim (and an immigration judge has previously agreed) they will be tortured again. Full story >>
Professor Franzese Honored with the McQuaid Medal
Professor Franzese was named among the best law teachers in the nation in the book, What the Best Law Teachers Do"
Professor Franzese will receive the prestigious Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service, for her distinguished service and commitment to the University's mission. The award will be bestowed at the Charter Day celebration, today at Seton Hall University, 3 pm. Full story >>
Professor Lori Nessel in the Atlantic on Haiti and the Rule of Law
A feature story describes the challenge to foster and sustain the justice system in Haiti, and how law school ESDROJ is making a difference
Professor Lori Nessel, who directs Seton Hall Law's Haiti Rule of Law Project, spoke of her support for ESDROJ, Seton Hall Law's sister law school in Jérémie: "The school is fulfilling its initial mission to create lawyers . . . who will go on to change the system there." She is pictured, left, after speaking at the ESDROJ commencement in 2010. Read the Atlantic article >>
Strong Outcomes for the Class of 2014
High employment rates, rising U.S. and World Report rankings and bar passage rates above state averages reflect a multi-faceted approach to ensuring students’ career success
Employment rates for the Class of 2014 nearly equal those of Seton Hall Law's historic highs. Dean Hobbs: “I believe our excellent employment outcomes are not just a sign of better times. They speak to the value employers place on a Seton Hall Law degree.” Read more >>
Professor Thomas Healy Named a Guggenheim Fellow
With his new book on Soul City, “I plan to tell the fascinating story of its rise and fall and to explore the lessons it offers us about race relations and economic inequality today,” said Professor Healy
Professor Healy, author of the acclaimed book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, is among 175 scholars, artists and scientists chosen from among 3,100 applicants. As a Guggenheim Fellow, Professor Healy will write the story of the planned community or Soul City, North Carolina, and its implications for the civil rights movement. Read the press release >>
Strong Employment Outcomes for Class of 2014
High employment rates, rising U.S. and World Report rankings and bar passage rates above state averages reflect a multi-faceted approach to ensuring students’ career success
Employment rates for the Class of 2014 nearly equal those of Seton Hall Law’s historic highs. Dean Hobbs: “Our excellent employment outcomes are not just a sign of better times. They speak to the value employers place on a Seton Hall Law degree.” Full story >>
Inside the Advocate's Studio with Leading Attorney Lawrence Lustberg
On-the-ground advice from a lawyer who handles 185 cases at a time and receives 100 emails an hour
Professor Jamie Pukl-Werbel interviewed New Jersey "SuperLawyer" Lawrence Lustberg during a special Introduction to Lawyering class for 1L students. While he touched on preparing for oral arguments, writing briefs, and the importance of perfecting even draft documents, his advice boiled down to this: "Think." Full story >>
Professor Michael Simkovic's Study in the New York Times
Professor Simkovic's study cited in a Dealbook blog post, "Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom"
Professor Simkovic demonstrated in two separate studies that over the course of a legal career, lawyers benefit from employment opportunities and commensurate compensation to weather any turmoil in the economy. Though the legal employment environment is changing, the New York Times Dealbook believes Professor Simkovic may be correct. Full story>>
Jairo Cano '06 Awarded ABA Nolan Fellowship
The ABA Tax Section presents this prestigious fellowship to six young outanding lawyers each year.
Jairo Cano '06, an Associate with Agostino & Associates in Hackensack, has shown an extraordinary dedication to the practice of tax law. At Seton Hall Law, he has played an active role in helping law students understand and seek opportunities in this specialized, fascinating field. Full story >>
Katelyn Mineo ‘15: Interning at the FDA
Mineo’s path to law school and subsequently, to this prestigious internship, came by way of her extensive background in chemistry and a desire to apply it in a professional setting.
Katelyn Mineo’s internship at the FDA follows summer opportunities in Johnson & Johnson’s Compliance and Legal Departments and at Reed Smith LLP in Princeton. When Mineo originally decided to pursue a career in health law, Seton Hall Law was a natural fit: “There are a ton of health law courses, and this region of the country is home to most pharmaceutical companies.” Full story >>
New Compliance Skills Class: In Pursuit of Excellence
Students conduct audits, deconstruct internal investigations, and prepare and present their findings.
Professor Boozang shaped Seton Hall Law’s Compliance Skills course to give students a firm grounding in the study of compliance while placing them squarely within the realm of legal and professional practice. Alan Blankstein '15 (pictured): "Professor Boozang calls on us to leave our comfort zone as we acquire skills we'll use in the workplace."Full story >>
Professor Marina Lao at the FTC
Professor Lao’s professional career, and legal scholarship, has given her in-depth knowledge of competition law and policy
Professor Marina Lao has assumed the role of Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning in Washington, D.C. She will help develop long-term policy initiatives to encourage competition and protect consumers, and advise FTC staff on cases when new, complex policy and legal issues arise. Read more >>
High School Students and the 6th Amendment
NJ LEEP hosts a moot court competition at Seton Hall Law
The New Jersey Law and Empowerment Project held a moot court competition for its students, all representing area high schools. The subject: the 6th Amendment. Technology High School senior Amanda Santiago: “While debating the Sixth Amendment I realized what it means to be an effective counsel, and I felt the passion of being a person’s last hope.” Read the full story >>
Chelsea Perdue '15 on location at Guantanamo
Observing proceedings as breaking news actually breaks
This just in from Camp Justice: Chelsea Perdue '15 watched as the hearings of five men accused of masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001 were halted: a defendant recognized a translator from his time at a CIA dark site. Read Chelsea Perdue's observations >>
Professor Ahmed Bulbulia, 1943 to 2015
Professor Bulbulia often claimed that a random day’s newspaper headlines would give him grist for a dozen examination questions
Seton Hall Law will host a service on February 25 at 3:00 p.m. in memory of Professor Ahmed Bulbulia. He was born in South Africa to parents of Indian descent, went to England, earned a Master of Laws in Michigan, and taught law in Canada before joining Seton Hall Law in 1972. Naturally, therefore, he loved to teach International Law, but his greatest pride was in mentoring students who participated in Seton Hall Law’s Legal Education Opportunities program. Read more >>
Gaza, Israel and the legal aspects of the 2014 conflict
Seton Hall Law was the first law school to address the 2014 Middle East conflict from a legal standpoint
In November, the Arab Law Students Association, the International Law Society, and the Muslim Law Students Association co-sponsored an event , "The Gaza Crisis and its Legal Consequences," dedicated to understanding the legal implications and undertones behind the attacks that transpired in Gaza, Palestine and Israel in Summer 2014. Read more >>
Jonathan Weisbrod '15: Law student, film producer
A graduate of NYU's Tisch School for the Arts, Weisbrod was attracted to the business side of show business
Jonathan Weisbrod '15 is one of the few law students you'll find with his own IMDb listing. He produced "Lies I Told My Little Sister" just before he started law school, and despite a full course load and recent Moot Court competition win, he remains in the movie business. Read more >>
LALSA's Hispanic Heritage Month Panel & Sangria Social
Seton Hall Law School student organization explores the criminal justice system, race, and ethnicity
The LALSA-sponsored event, now in its fourth year, was entitled, “Need Not Apply: The Disparate Impact of Criminal Background Checks on Communities of Color” and featured panelists of experts in the criminal justice system discussing the overrepresentation of people of color in the penal system, the effects of a criminal record on employment opportunities, and solutions to the challenge of employing ex-convicts. Read more>>
Introducing new J.D. concentration in Compliance
Seton Hall Law now offers the most comprehensive array of Compliance education programs among law schools in the nation
New report on reducing racial bias and anxiety in education and health care
Professor Rachel Godsil: the mind sciences show us that racial bias and anxiety still affect behavior even when people believe in equality, but the science also provides promising interventions
Professor Rachel Godsil served as lead researcher for, "Addressing the Impact of Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care." From the report introduction: "We live in a time when discrimination looks less like a segregated lunch counter and more like a teacher never calling on your son or a doctor failing to inspire trust in your daughter and improperly diagnosing her illness as a result." Read the overview on Seton Hall Law's Health Reform Watch blog >>
Professor Bernard Freamon Blogs about ISIS and slavery for CNN
Post title: "ISIS says Islam justifies slavery - what does Islamic law say?"
CNN's human rights endeavor, The Freedom Project, invited Professor Freamon to explain Islam's historic view of slavery, as terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) justifies its use ostensibly according to traditional Islamic law. Professor Freamon calls that assertion "an affront to right-thinking Muslims everywhere and a criminal perversion of Islamic law, particularly its primary source, the Glorious Quran." Read the blog post >>
In the Media: Professor Jessica Miles
Professor Miles in Time: "The NFL showed zero understanding of domestic violence. It’s like they didn’t even Google it."
Professor Jessica Miles of the Family Law Clinic in the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, spoke to the media regarding the domestic violence case against NFL player Ray Rice, addressing all aspects from the NFL's initial nominal response to proposed New Jersey legislation to protect future victims. Read more >>
2014-15 Center for Social Justice Scholars
Sergio Suarez '16 will work with the Urban Revitalization Initiative; Christopher Cochran '16 will work with the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Initiative
Sergio Suarez '16 (pictured, left) and Christopher Cochran '16 (pictured, right), are this year's CSJ Scholars, selected for their dedication to public interest law. Suarez, a native of Newark, said, "It is hard to put into words the incredible pride I feel in attending law school in my hometown. I’m in a unique position to help those in my community.” Read more >>
Professor Charles Sullivan on Becoming a Lawyer
Delivers traditional keynote address at 2014 Orientation
Charles Sullivan, Professor of Law and Director of the Rodino Library, at the 2014 Orientation program, shared his perspective on the traditional theme, "On Becoming a Lawyer." "I’ve always liked the notion of 'becoming' because it conveys the sense of a journey, not a destination," he said. "And that means that all of us – you and I – are on the same road." Read Professor Sullivan's speech >>
Professor Farrin Anello on the front page of the Star-Ledger
Increased immigration rates of children raises wrenching questions about safety, human rights and enforcement agencies' response
The Star-Ledger asked Professor Farrin Anello to discuss the implications of a new bill passed in the House addressing the 30,000 children who, since January alone, have entered the U.S. illegally. Read more >>
Rachel Godsil Appointed Chair of New York City Rent Guidelines Board
Professor Godsil Specializes in issues of housing, land use and social justice
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Professor Rachel Godsil to lead the board that determines annual rent adjustments for approximately 1 million apartments across the city subject to the Rent Stabilization Law. The Mayor’s office press release : “Godsil is an accomplished attorney and professor specializing in issues of housing, land use and social justice.” Read more >>
Seton Hall Law presents ‘Introduction to Lawyering’
Exploring the Future of Legal Education
CSJ Names New Center for Social Justice Scholars
Center for Social Justice students plan to pursue careers in public interest
Antoinette Solomon '16 (pictured, left) and Sofia Iqbal '16 (pictured, right) were named the 2013-14 Center for Social Justice Scholars. They will focus on urban revitalization and international/human rights issues and cases within in the Center's clinic settings. Read more.