Curriculum Planning

Enrollment Services

If you have any questions related to curriculum planning, that are not answered on this page, please contact a faculty advisor as listed below.

A student may choose either full time-study (normally six semesters taken during the day) or part-time study (normally eight semesters taken during alternating weekends, along with out-of-class technology-assisted interactions with teachers and peers) to obtain the Juris Doctor degree. A transfer between the two divisions is subject to permission of the Dean of Students and must be applied for in writing.

Students should consult the academic bulletin in planning curricula. Care must be taken to meet residency requirements and to follow ABA and Law School rules and regulations on writing requirements, maximum and minimum credit loads, restrictions on employment hours, etc.

The first year and a half in the full-time division or two years in the part-time division have a curriculum which is predominantly mandatory. These classes are the foundation for later electives, seminars and clinical work. Upperclass students have wide latitude in program planning, and many focus their studies in particular fields.

J.D. Curriculum Requirements

Full-Time Day and Weekend curriculum charts list required courses and the semester in which they must be taken. The curriculum has changed and students can access their specific curriculum by selecting one of the following.

  1. Fall Entering Classes of 2019 and 2020
  2. Fall Entering Classes of 2017 and 2018

J.D. Concentrations

The law school has three formal "concentrations" (Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Compliance.) Select one of the following to learn more and remember to check for detailed instructions in registration materials distributed to students in the fall and spring semesters.

  1. Health Law
  2. Law and Technology
  3. Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports Law Initiative (GHamES)
  • Equivalency Courses

    Only one course of each set of courses listed below may be used towards graduation requirements.

    SET 1

    Advanced Civil Practice (PRMD9218)
    or Advanced Criminal Practice (PRMD9219)

    SET 2

    Advanced Civil Practice: The Simulated Law Firm (PRMD9220)
    or Advanced Civil Practice (PRMD9218)
    or Advanced Criminal Practice (PRMD9219)

    SET 3

    Evidence (PRMD7201)
    or Evidence - Theory & Practice (PRMD7205)

    SET 4

    Issues in Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation (CORP9130)
    or Securities Regulation (CORP8131)

    SET 5

    Law of Death & Dying (HLTH9509)
    or Birth, Death & the Law (HIPH9513)

    SET 6

    Negotiation Skills: Civil Litigation (PRMD9234)
    or Advanced Negotiation Skills (PRMD9226)
    or Negotiation Skills: Criminal Litigation (PRMD9236)
    or Advanced Negotiation Skills (PRMD9226)

    SET 7

    The Trial of a Civil Matter (PRMD9250)
    or The Trial of a Criminal Case (PRMD9255)

  • Advisors

    Please feel free to contact anyone listed below for an appointment.

    Devon Corneal, Associate Dean for Academics
    Contact Dean Corneal at [email protected]


    Professor Jamie Pukl-Werbel, Director of Mock Trial 
    Contact Professor Werbel at [email protected]
    (Skills courses)

    Professor John Jacobi
    Contact Professor Jacobi at [email protected]
    (Health Law coursework)

    Professor John Kip Cornwell
    Contact Professor Cornwell at [email protected]
    (Criminal coursework)

    Professor Paula Franzese
    Contact Professor Franzese at [email protected]
    (Commercial Law coursework)

    Dean Kathleen Boozang
    Contact Dean Kathleen Boozang at [email protected]

    Professor Stephen Lubben
    Contact Professor Lubben at [email protected]
    (Corporate Law coursework)

    Professor Jessica Miles
    Contact Professor Miles at [email protected]

    Professor David Opderbeck
    Contact Professor Opderbeck at [email protected]
    (Intellectual Property coursework)

    Professor Claudette St. Romain
    Contact Professor St. Romain at [email protected]

    Professor Heather Payne
    Contact Professor Payne at [email protected]
    (Environmental coursework)

    Daniel Edelson, Director of Academic Success
    Contact Professor Edelson at [email protected]

  • First-Class Assignments

    First class assignments will be available on the Blackboard Course System which is accessible via student's LawNet (PirateNet) account. If professor chooses to post a first class assignment, it will be listed within each student's individual course module.

    Students should check their course(s) periodically for first class assignment(s), but should keep in mind that a first class assignment will only be available if the professor(s) choose to post one for his/her course.

    If you have any questions regarding first class assignments, please contact Enrollment Services at 973-642-8460.

  • Class Cancellations

    When a professor must cancel a particular class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the session, either during a prior class if the cancellation is anticipated, or via email if the cancellation is unexpected. 

    If you are uncertain as to whether a session has been cancelled, please visit or contact Enrollment Services at 973-642-8460.

  • State Bar Admission and Examinations

    Most Seton Hall Law students are admitted to practice law in NJ and NY but other students seek admittance to states across the country. Learn more about the State Bar Admission and Examinations here.