J.D. Concentrations in Health Law, Law & Technology, and Compliance
The law school has three formal "concentrations" (Health Law, Law & Technology, 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
As society has become more sophisticated, there is a growing demand for specialists.
Seton Hall offers a number of Concentrations for those students who desire to begin
this specialization process in law school.
Seton Hall has established several "concentrations" in which students can specialize
in a designated area of law by taking a core curriculum developed by Seton Hall faculty
in consultation with attorneys and government officials working in the field. Concentrations
will appear on the student's transcript and will also be reflected in a certificate
provided after graduation.
All concentrations have specified course requirements and a choice of electives. In
addition, some concentrations require an advanced legal writing project in the concentration
where students must produce a paper satisfying the concentration advanced legal writing
In order to obtain a concentration, a student must have, at the time of graduation,
a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the courses taken in the concentration. There is no overall
GPA required. In calculating a student's GPA for concentration purposes where the
student has taken more than the minimum courses needed, the qualifying courses in
the concentration with the highest grades may be utilized.
To obtain a concentration, a student must file a formal declaration with the faculty
director of the concentration. This declaration must be filed no later than the end
of the add/drop period in the student's penultimate semester, i.e., the semester immediately
preceding the semester in which he or she intends to graduate. For day students, this
is usually the Fall semester of their third year; for evening students, this is usually
the Fall semester of their fourth year. Students are permitted to declare earlier,
and are advised to do so.
Although a formal declaration may be deferred until the student's last year, many
concentration courses are offered only every other year. Students who are considering
a concentration should consult with the faculty director as early in their law school
careers as possible to maximize their opportunities.