M.S.J. Curriculum

Division of Online Learning

 

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

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

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

All MSJ students are required to take the following "core" courses in an ONLINE format:

  1. Legal Research and Writing for the Nonlegal Professional (4 credits)
  2. Torts for MSJs (3 credits)
  3. Business Law Survey for MSJs (3 credits)
  4. Constitutional Law for MSJs (3 credits)


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

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

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

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

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


 

Sample Schedule

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

 

  SPRING SEMESTER START
January
   
January Legal Research & Writing for the Nonlegal Professional(4 cr.)    
March Torts for MSJs (3 cr.) SUMMER SEMESTER START
June
 
June Bussiness Law Survey for MSJs (3cr.) Legal Research and Writing for the Nonlegal Professional(4cr.) FALL SEMESTER START
August
August Constitutional Law for MSJs (3cr.) Torts for MSJs (3cr.)

Legal Research and Writing for the Nonlegal Professional (4cr.)

October Elective One
Business Law Survey for MSJs (3cr.)
Torts for MSJs (3cr.)

 

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

 

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

 

June Elective Four
Elective Two
Elective One

 

August Elective Five
Elective Three
Elective Two

 

October Elective Six
Elective Four
Elective Three

 

January DEGREE CONFERRED
Elective Five
Elective Four

 

March   Elective Six
Elective Five

 

June GRADUATE* DEGREE CONFERRED and GRADUATE* Elective Six 

DEGREE CONFERRED

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

 

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




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