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Newark, New Jersey

The changes in Newark over the past few years are so vast that it’s been called the Renaissance City.  Quality of life is a top priority for the city and this renaissance makes life for students who live there a rich and vibrant experience. 


Although there are a number of neighborhoods in the City of Newark, two of the most popular for law school students are the Ironbound and Downtown areas.  Each one offers unique opportunities for you to enjoy urban life while here as a law student.

  1. IRONBOUND: This area of Newark received its name because of the railroad tracks that continue to exist today as they did during the days when trains were king.  The Ironbound neighborhood is diverse but best known for its strong Portuguese community and its restaurants.
  2. DOWNTOWN: You can find all the amenities of downtown living in this part of Newark with many transportation options, activities and services -- all within walking distance of the law school.  Some local areas of interest include the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)Prudential Center Arena (PRUCENTER), The Newark Museum, MLK Jr. Federal Building & Courthouse, Newark Municipal Court and more.


Living in downtown has many options and conveniences.  Some of which include the Union Building, Eleven80, HG3 Management and Richardson Lofts. While searching for housing, please remember to utilize Seton Hall Law's Housing Opportunities and Roommate Search Site.


Living in Newark provides you with the easiest commute in the Seton Hall Law School community.  Most places downtown are within walking distance of the law school including the Ironbound section but if you need to get around the Newark area, transportation is easily accessible.  NJ Transit runs two light rail lines through Newark -- One begins at Grove Street in Bloomfield and goes to Penn Station in Newark and the other runs between the Broad Street NJ Transit Station and Penn Station.  Newark is also served by a historic subway service that still runs trolley-style train cars.


Both the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center in downtown Newark offer great performances in music, theater and sports. Catch the NJ Devils play the best of the NHL on ice. If you like baseball, the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League play at Riverfront Stadium near the Broad Street station.

The Newark Museum, itself a historic landmark, has a first-class art collection, a planetarium, science galleries, and a sculpture garden that will delight adults and children alike. There are also a number of private galleries in the area.

Learn more about Newark in the Activities Around Town section of the website for complete information on all of the wonderful things to do in Newark.


With Rutgers-Newark, NJIT, Essex County College, and UMDNJ also located in Newark, you have the resources of an entire university district at your disposal and if you need to do research outside the Rodino Law Library, Newark has the state’s largest public library.

In addition, federal, state and county courthouses are a 10-minute walk from the front door of the Law School, as are several of the country's leading firms. The Northern New Jersey region also houses leading global corporations across all industries: health care, pharmaceuticals, financial services and technology, to name just a few.

To learn more about the City of Newark, check out www.ci.newark.nj.us.