LL.M. Program Information

LL.M. Programs at Seton Hall Law

Requirements, Admissions, Financing

I am a foreign trained law student. Will I be able to sit for any state bar exam after completing the LLM program at Seton Hall Law?
Admission into any of our LLM programs does not guarantee or in any way suggest eligibility to sit for any state's bar examination, including New York or California.

How many credits will I need to graduate?  
The LLM degree requires 24 credits.

What are your admissions standards?

While Seton Hall Law School does not use numerical cutoffs, only candidates with solid academic and personal credentials are encouraged to apply. The majority of accepted applicants have a grade point average in law school of 3.0 or higher. For applicants to specialized degree programs, grades in relevant courses will also be a factor in the admissions process. The Admissions Committee will consider all aspects of the application which includes: practice experience, graduate degrees in relevant fields, overall quality of law school academic record, demonstrated interest in the chosen area of study (health law, financial services, intellectual property law), personal statement, letters of recommendation, career goals and other significant professional achievements evidencing an ability to excel in academic pursuits.

What are your application requirements?

Requirements for all LLM programs can be found here.

When is the application deadline?

Financial Services Compliance and Health Law LLM applicants choosing the online option may start the program five times throughout the year.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

IP LLM students may apply for admission for the fall or spring semesters.  For students entering in the fall, the deadline is July 1.  For students entering in the spring, the deadline is October 1.  International applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Late applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  If you will be submitting a late application, please complete the online application form and then notify Enrollment Services at lawgrad@shu.edu that you have submitted a late application. 

How do I apply?
To apply for the LLM program, click here.

How much is the 2015-16 tuition?
Tuition is $1,461 per credit.

Is financial assistance available?
Financial assistance is available through the Federal Stafford Loan Program and/or private loans.  To be considered for this program, individuals who have been accepted into the program must file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Upon receipt of the FAFSA information, Seton Hall Law School’s Office of Financial Resource Management will review the student’s eligibility and send an Award Notice.  Part-time students need to take at least 6 (six) credits per semester to be eligible for financial assistance.  The Office of Financial Resource Management may be reached at 973-642-8850.

Does Seton Hall Law School accept transfer credit?
Yes. Seton Hall Law School may accept transfer credits earned in a program offered by an ABA-Accredited Law School. Read the official Transfer of Credit Policy here.

How many students are in the program?
The number of students varies, with between five and 10 students enrolling each year.

Do you offer both full-time and part-time programs?
Yes. Full-time students complete the program in one year; part-time students complete the program in five to six semesters.

When do classes begin and when are courses usually offered?
Typically, the fall semester begins the third week of August, the spring semester begins the third week of January, and summer session takes place from the end of May to the end of July.  On-campus courses are offered in the evenings, although LLM students are welcome to take daytime courses if their schedules permit.

For more information, please contact:

Enrollment Services
973-642-8747
lawonline@shu.edu




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