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Generations of a Seton Hall Law Family

Generations of a Seton Hall Law Family

On May 19, 1991 Susan Iovine ’91 gave birth to her first son. Shortly thereafter, she was studying for her Professional Responsibility final from her hospital bed. And just 11 days after Luke Iovine, IV was born, she walked across the stage, newborn in her arms, to graduate from Seton Hall Law. Fast forward 27 years later to May 24, 2018, and Susan was once again on stage at a Seton Hall Law’s graduation, this time with Luke’s father, Luke Iovine, III ’90 to hand their son, Luke IV his own Seton Hall Law diploma. Read More

Seton Hall Law offers Flagship Healthcare Compliance Certification Program PLUS

Seton Hall Law offers Flagship Healthcare Compliance Certification Program PLUS

You asked for deeper coverage on hot topics and more case studies, and we listened! Join Seton Hall Law School faculty and respected industry leaders on June 15th for an advanced supplement to the extraordinarily popular U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program, covering emergent issues in life sciences relating to prescription drugs and medical devices. Register now!

Commencement Keynote Address delivered by His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark

Commencement Keynote Address delivered by His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark

"In a world that is governed by the rule of law, always try to reconcile law with love and justice with mercy. Here is where service fits in – that by the work of our hands we consistently recognize and respect the dignity, worth and rights of the human person." Read full keynote address.

Professor Paula Franzese featured on

Professor Paula Franzese featured on "Issues and Ideas" podcast

Seton Hall Law Professor Paula Franzese was featured on Chris DeBello's podcast "Issues & Ideas" discussing evictions in New Jersey, how the court system favors landlords, and pending legislation seeking to remedy the current system. Listen Now

Call for Jessup Moot Court Coach Applications

Call for Jessup Moot Court Coach Applications

Seton Hall Law is seeking applications for a Co-Coach of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Applicants should have substantive knowledge of international law as well as experience in persuasion and advocacy. Interested? Apply by May 25th!

Seton Hall Law Alum, John E. Keefe, Jr. '90, Sworn In As NJSBA President

Seton Hall Law Alum, John E. Keefe, Jr. '90, Sworn In As NJSBA President

Seton Hall Law alumnus, John E. Keefe Jr. '90, will be sworn in as the New Jersey State Bar Association President on May 17, 2018 during the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law is Pleased to Have Honored Three Graduates at 2018 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law is Pleased to Have Honored Three Graduates at 2018 Alumni Gala

On May 11, 2018, Seton Hall Law honored The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo '89 with the Public Servant Award, Thomas P. Scrivo '89 with the Distinguished Graduate Award, and Ricardo Solano, Jr. '98 with the Exemplary Service Award. Watch the Honoree Videos >>

Seton Hall Law Dean, Kathleen Boozang, Featured in US News - How to Answer Tough Law School Interview Questions

Seton Hall Law Dean, Kathleen Boozang, Featured in US News - How to Answer Tough Law School Interview Questions

While the majority of Seton Hall Law applicants are not interviewed, Dean Kathleen M. Boozang spoke with US News about some of the questions she asks and the importance of the responses. Law school admissions committees strive to identify students who have the potential to have a lasting positive impact on the legal profession. That's one reason why they look for applicants who have the capacity to speak with authority and conviction in a way that inspires others. But law schools also have a more pragmatic reason to recruit students with a silver tongue: Oral advocacy is a crucial part of many legal jobs. Read More >>

District Court Names Seton Hall Law Alum U.S. Attorney for N.J.

District Court Names Seton Hall Law Alum U.S. Attorney for N.J.

Seton Hall Law alumni, Craig Carpenito '00 named by the United States District Court as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law's Institute for Privacy Protection Featured on CBS This Morning

Seton Hall Law's Institute for Privacy Protection Featured on CBS This Morning

Fifth and six grade students in the NJ/NY area are learning about privacy before it is too late thanks to Seton Hall Law's Institute for Privacy Protection's School Outreach Program. It was recently featured on CBS This Morning where students are taught to be mindful of their behaviors online, to make responsible choices, and to remember that overusing can lead to oversharing. Read More >>

National Law Journal Ranks Seton Hall Law #17 in the Nation for Employment

National Law Journal Ranks Seton Hall Law #17 in the Nation for Employment

The National Law Journal recently released employment data for 2017 law school graduates, Seton Hall Law remains one of the nation’s top law schools on this critical metric. Seton Hall Law ranks #17 of more than 200 law schools “in placing their 2017 graduates into fulltime, long-term law jobs that require passing the bar and were not funded by the schools themselves—widely viewed as the gold standard for new lawyer employment.” Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Associate Dean Charles Sullivan Talks Equal Pay Bill Signing

Seton Hall Law Associate Dean Charles Sullivan Talks Equal Pay Bill Signing

On April 24, 2018, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill promoting equal pay regardless of gender or race. Seton Hall Law Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty & Finance, Charles Sullivan spoke with ROI-NJ and Law360 as a legal employment expert on the topic. Read More >>

Thomas P. Scrivo '89 to Receive Seton Hall Law's Distinguished Graduate Award at Its 2018 Alumni Gala

Thomas P. Scrivo '89 to Receive Seton Hall Law's Distinguished Graduate Award at Its 2018 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law will honor Thomas P. Scrivo '89 with the Distinguished Graduate Award at its annual Alumni Gala on May 11th. He vividly remembers his first days at the Law School: “Seton Hall Law was very welcoming, and I instantly identified with everyone walking the halls,” Scrivo recalls. “I get the same feeling when I come back today.” Read More >>

Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

A scholarship recipient herself, Seton Hall Law alumna, Caitlin Petry Cascino ’12, well understood the profound impact of scholarships on students’ lives. She and her husband, Jordan, a 2011 M.A. alumnus of Seton Hall, are proud to be able to fund The Caitlin P. ’12 and Jordan Cascino Annual Scholarship to enable deserving students to obtain a legal education. Read More >>

President Nominates Seton Hall Law Alumnus Paul B. Matey to the Third Circuit

President Nominates Seton Hall Law Alumnus Paul B. Matey to the Third Circuit

Filling the first of three vacancies in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Seton Hall Law alumnus, Paul B. Matey ’01. Mr. Matey is currently part of the Executive Leadership team at University Hospital in Newark serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law's School Outreach Program Featured in Washington Post

Seton Hall Law's School Outreach Program Featured in Washington Post

The fifth-graders of Yolanda Bromfield’s digital-privacy class had just finished their lesson on ­online-offline balance when she asked them a tough question: How would they act when they left school and reentered a world of prying websites, addictive phones and online scams? Susan, a 10-year-old in pink sneakers who likes YouTube and the mobile game “Piano Tiles 2,” quietly raised her hand. “I will make sure that I don’t tell nobody my personal stuff,” she said, “and be offline for at least two hours every night.” Read More >>

The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo '89 to Receive Seton Hall Law's Public Servant Award at Its 2018 Alumni Gala

The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo '89 to Receive Seton Hall Law's Public Servant Award at Its 2018 Alumni Gala

Described as deeply committed and passionate by her family, friends, and colleagues, The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo ’89 is this year’s Public Servant honoree. She will receive the award at the Seton Hall Law’s Annual Alumni Gala on May 11th. Judge Arleo has always had a lively interest in the criminal justice system having come from a of law enforcement family. And there was “no question” she would attend Seton Hall Law when she graduated from college. Read More >>

Meet Vanessa Pinto ’19: Center for Social Justice Scholar

Meet Vanessa Pinto ’19: Center for Social Justice Scholar

Commitment to social change. Focus on providing legal services to those in need. Perseverance in the face of great odds. These are the characteristics that define a Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholar. Journalism helped lead Vanessa Pinto ’19 to her path as a CSJ Scholar. Pinto attended Rutgers University and double majored in Political Science and Journalism and Media Studies where she was involved with the Puerto Rican Action Board and she tutored English for New Brunswick’s elementary school students. Read More >>

Meet Arrianna Diamantis ’19: Center for Social Justice Scholar

Meet Arrianna Diamantis ’19: Center for Social Justice Scholar

Commitment to social change. Focus on providing legal services to those in need. Perseverance in the face of great odds. These are the characteristics that define a Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholar. Arrianna Diamantis ’19 has long been interested in the criminal justice system. She grew up with one immigrant parent in a family that struggled with finances. This exposed Diamantis to challenges that built in her a deep commitment to helping the indigent, incarcerated youth, and those struggling to get by, and this ultimately led her to pursue a career in law. Read More >>

Meet Omar Debs ‘19: CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLAR

Meet Omar Debs ‘19: CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLAR

Commitment to social change. Focus on providing legal services to those in need. Perseverance in the face of great odds. These are the characteristics that define a Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholar. Omar Debs ‘19, a CSJ Scholar, comes from an immigrant family that struggled for many years to build a life in the United States. His family was impacted by issues such as immigration/deportation, poverty, and housing. Read More >>

May 16 event - The Color of Law and How to End Segregation and Advance Fair Housing in NJ

May 16 event - The Color of Law and How to End Segregation and Advance Fair Housing in NJ

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Monarch Housing Associates in partnership with Seton Hall University Law School, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, and NJ Institute for Social Justice will host a Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law. The Public Policy Forum keynote speaker and author Richard Rothstein will present the national research in his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and take questions from the audience. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Deans Write Op Ed for NJ Spotlight

Seton Hall Law Deans Write Op Ed for NJ Spotlight

Deans Charles Sullivan and Timothy Glynn wrote an Op Ed "A Call to Restore the Courts' Role in Addressing Sexual Misconduct" for NJ Spotlight. The attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several territories recently signed a letter to Congress urging an end to mandatory arbitration of employment sexual harassment claims. Read More >>

Ricardo Solano Jr. '98 to Receive the Exemplary Service Award at 2018 Alumni Gala

Ricardo Solano Jr. '98 to Receive the Exemplary Service Award at 2018 Alumni Gala

On May 11, 2018, Seton Hall Law will honor Ricardo Solano Jr. '98 with the Exemplary Service Award at its annual Alumni Gala. Solano is a remarkable success story. Growing up in inner city Paterson in a low income family raised by a single mom, he studied philosophy at New York University and then went on to Seton Hall Law as the first member of his family to pursue a legal education. At the Law School his personal and professional lives both took shape. Read More >>

Alumnus Honors Her “Trailblazer” Father with Gift to Law School

Alumnus Honors Her “Trailblazer” Father with Gift to Law School

Kimberly Hunter Turner ’90 sums up her father’s legacy by one word – trailblazer. She’s certainly right about that: the Honorable Mac D. Hunter ’63 was only the second African American to graduate from Seton Hall Law, and he blazed trails throughout a remarkable legal career, now commemorated by a gift to the Annual Fund. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law's Weekend Program Draws Those Looking for Boost in Corporate World

Seton Hall Law's Weekend Program Draws Those Looking for Boost in Corporate World

From ROI-NJ: Michael Moreback doesn’t know where his law degree will lead him. As a compliance officer with Wells Fargo, he enjoys the work he does. He just knows he could do his job better — if he had a law degree. That’s why Moreback enrolled in the new weekend program option offered by the Seton Hall University School of Law. Read More

Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet

Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet

Hosted by Seton Hall Law Student Organizations, ALSA, APALSA, BLSA, Lambda Law Alliance and LALSA, the Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet will host Keynote Speaker Julissa Reynoso, Esq., Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP on the evening of March 21st. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law hosts Opioids: Care Coordination, Transitions, and Engagement

Seton Hall Law hosts Opioids: Care Coordination, Transitions, and Engagement

On February 22, Seton Hall Law hosted a one-day conference highlighting innovative approaches improving transitions of care for individuals with opioid use disorder. The impactful day kicked off with keynote speaker Gurbir S. Grewal, New Jersey Attorney General. Read More >>

Celebrating Diversity in the Compliance Profession

Celebrating Diversity in the Compliance Profession

On February 1, 2018, Seton Hall Law School's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy hosted its annual Diversity in the Compliance Profession networking event. This year’s program focused on Building Diverse Compliance Teams. Read More >>

For Seton Hall Law Alumni - It's All in the Family

For Seton Hall Law Alumni - It's All in the Family

Though they graduated from Seton Hall Law over 40 years ago, Kevin ’73 and Nan ’74 Prongay, have kept close ties with their alma mater, so maybe it’s not so surprising that their son, Robert ’08 is also a proud alumnus.  As Seton Hall Lawyers, the Prongay family all feel strongly about being loyal supporters: “We wanted to give back to the school that launched us on the profession we so enjoy,” says Nan. Read More >>

Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

On February 9, 2018, Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy hosted its Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat. The purpose of the retreat is to give area area health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas in a friendly, informal setting. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law's Mock Trial Team Awarded First Place

Seton Hall Law's Mock Trial Team Awarded First Place

The Seton Hall Law Mock Trial team has been awarded first place in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial competition during the Northeast Black Law Students Association Regional Convention in Albany, New York. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Featured in US News -

Seton Hall Law Featured in US News - "Use a Law Degree for Nonlegal Jobs"

Some people go to law school knowing they don't intend to practice law because they plan on pursuing a law-related job in communications, politics or business. “We know from experience that a fair percentage of our students already are coming to law school intending to do something other than practice law," says Kathleen Boozang, dean of the Seton Hall University School of Law. Read More >>

Are you worried about losing your child to a Smartphone?

Are you worried about losing your child to a Smartphone?

Learn about the costs of excessive use of smartphone and screens and options available to parents. Learn more and book a Parents Lecture now Read More >>

Seton Hall Law's Weekend Program featured in Faculty Lounge and TaxProf Blog

Seton Hall Law's Weekend Program featured in Faculty Lounge and TaxProf Blog

As the end of the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year came to a close, Seton Hall Law's inaugural Weekend class also experienced their first semester coming to class on alternating weekends. Faculty Lounge and TaxProf Blog recently featured a piece on Seton Hall Law's innovative Weekend JD Program and it's successes. Read More

Professor Lori Nessel Featured In the News for Her Expertise on Immigration

Professor Lori Nessel Featured In the News for Her Expertise on Immigration

Seton Hall Law Professor and Director of the Center for Social Justice, Lori Nessel was in the news in January 2018 for her expertise on immigration law. Nessel was interviewed by Bloomberg, NJ.com, New Jersey 101.5, and NJTV News. Read More

Seton Hall Law Alumni Becomes Interim U.S. Attorney for N.J.

Seton Hall Law Alumni Becomes Interim U.S. Attorney for N.J.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the appointment of Seton Hall Law alumni, Craig Carpenito '00 as Interim United States Attorney on January 3, 2018. Read More

Institute for Privacy Protection’s School Outreach Program

Institute for Privacy Protection’s School Outreach Program

“Our program is unique in reaching students and parents, seeking to educate both about the risks of privacy mismanagement and technology over-use and to foster trust as parent-child relationships are increasingly affected by technology,” says Professor Gaia Bernstein, Director for the Institute for Privacy Protection. Read More

Donor Helps Establish Bar Prep Assistance Fund

Donor Helps Establish Bar Prep Assistance Fund

This fall, Walsh, Pizzi, O’Reilly, Falanga, LLP generously commited $100,000 to Seton Hall Law to create a Bar Prep Assistance Fund that will provide financial assistance to recent graduates during their bar examination preparation. Read More

From Opera Stages to Law Classrooms

From Opera Stages to Law Classrooms

From music conservatories to Seton Hall Law School, two first year students graced the stage as opera singers prior to being aspiring lawyers. A Newark native, Caroline Braga is back home after at opera career that began at the ripe age of nine. She went to grade school at Wilson Avenue School, just down the street from where she now studies Contracts and Civil Procedure. Read More

Seton Hall Law Features Experts in Privacy Protection and Social Media

Seton Hall Law Features Experts in Privacy Protection and Social Media

With ever-growing social media trends, Seton Hall Law is at the forefront of privacy protection education. On November 3, Seton Hall Law School's Institute for Privacy Protection hosted a full day conference on "New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation." On November 6, Professor Sarah Waldeck was a speaker at Lehigh's Data X's symposium "TMI: The privacy risk of social media addiction." Read More

Setonian feature:

Setonian feature: "Law Student Doesn't Let His Disability Define Him"

On paper, Joshua Cooper is like every other college student striving toward a bright future, while also trying to balance a social life. Yet, many people fail to see the similarities between themselves and Cooper as they focus their attention to one aspect of his life: his wheelchair. At 18 months old, Cooper was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type II, a disease that affects the motor neurons of the muscles and the synapse. Read More >>

SBA President published in Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine

SBA President published in Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine

A recent issue of The Healthcare Financial Management Association's news magazine features Seton Hall Law School's Student Bar Association President Jason Castle co-authoring "Church-Affiliated Hospital Pension Plans Win Big In SCOTUS. Read More >>

CSJ Student Wins Hague Convention International Custody Case

CSJ Student Wins Hague Convention International Custody Case

In September 2017, the Center for Social Justice celebrated a victory: the Family Law Clinic successfully obtained the return of a nine-year-old girl to her mother in Colombia after she had been wrongfully detained by her father in the U.S. for over nine months. Read More

Seton Hall Law Hosts UN Accountability and International Law Experts Workshop

Seton Hall Law Hosts UN Accountability and International Law Experts Workshop

On Thursday, October 19th, a world class group of experts working in the United Nations accountability field came to Seton Hall Law to share their research and expertise through a number of moderated panel discussions. Professor Kristen Boon hosted the workshop and delivered the welcome address. The keynote address was delivered by Philip Alston, a UN Special Rapporteur. Read More

"Why Go to Law School?" from Professor Paula Franzese

Professor Paula Franzese is featured in the New Jersey Law Journal answering her top five reasons of "why go to law school?" No matter the naysayers and outliers, the legal profession is esteemed and noble. The good lawyer is an exemplar, able to show the face of justice pursued. Read More >>

New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation Conference

New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation Conference

Seton Hall Law's Institute for Privacy Protection will host a conference on "New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation," on Friday, November 3rd. This conference will examine a growing trend of unexpected players filling in the growing vacuum left by the federal government in privacy and social media regulation. Register Now >>

Meet Sarah, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2017-2018

Meet Sarah, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2017-2018

Seton Hall Law’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to highlight the Student Fellows for 2017-2018. The Student Fellows teach unique curriculum in elementary and middle school. The curriculum includes the following topics: Introduction to Privacy, Digital Footprint and Reputation, Ads and Content, and Balancing Time Online vs. Offline. Read More >>

Meet Jason, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2017-2018

Meet Jason, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2017-2018

Seton Hall Law’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to highlight the Student Fellows for 2017-2018. The Student Fellows teach unique curriculum in elementary and middle school. The curriculum includes the following topics: Introduction to Privacy, Digital Footprint and Reputation, Ads and Content, and Balancing Time Online vs. Offline. Read More >>

Meet Yolanda, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2017-2018

Meet Yolanda, an Institute for Privacy Protection Student Fellow 2017-2018

Seton Hall Law’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to highlight the Student Fellows for 2017-2018. The Student Fellows teach unique curriculum in elementary and middle school. The curriculum includes the following topics: Introduction to Privacy, Digital Footprint and Reputation, Ads and Content, and Balancing Time Online vs. Offline. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law’s weekend program embraces broader perspective on law degree

Seton Hall Law’s weekend program embraces broader perspective on law degree

Dean Kathleen Boozang’s mantra for preparing students for the changing legal market is “one student at a time,” assuring that all students have access to the school and its facilities, creating opportunities and giving them the tools to adjust to life after graduation. Read More

33rd Annual Red Mass

33rd Annual Red Mass

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Archdiocese’s 33rd Annual Red Mass. The Mass seeks guidance from the Holy Spirit for all those seeking justice in the service of the law. Receiving the St. Thomas More Medal (and pictured above with the Cardinal and Dean Kathleen M. Boozang) was Jeffrey S. Chiesa. Read more.

National Jurist Ranks Seton Hall Law Among Best for Employment

National Jurist Ranks Seton Hall Law Among Best for Employment

In its Back to School issue, The National Jurist ranks Seton Hall Law #11 among law schools across the nation overall with employment rates from 2011-2016. Thanks in part to Seton Hall Law's Office of Career Services, graduates are becoming increasingly successful in post-graduation employment. Read More >>

Dean Boozang Interviewed by NJTV

Dean Boozang Interviewed by NJTV

At a time when law school enrollments nationwide have remained flat or fallen, Seton Hall Law has broken the mold. Its admissions up 33 percent. It’s national rankings on the rise. What’s its secret? Seton Hall Law Dean Kathleen Boozang shares it with Correspondent Lyndsay Christian. Read More >>

Orientation 2017: Dean Kathleen Boozang's Remarks

Orientation 2017: Dean Kathleen Boozang's Remarks

Seton Hall Law Dean Kathleen M. Boozang delivered opening remarks at the 2017 Orientation for incoming and transfer students on August 16, 2017. “We have an obligation to produce lawyers who can represent clients from all backgrounds with empathy. Empathy requires us to have some sense of our clients’ lives, or the curiosity and skills to learn about their lives.” Read Dean Boozang's remarks >>

Orientation 2017: Welcome, Students!

Orientation 2017: Welcome, Students!

United States District Judge, for the District of New Jersey, The Honorable Susan D. Wigenton will share welcoming remarks to the incoming Classes of 2020 and 2021 at Seton Hall Law's new student Orientation on Wednesday, August 16. The Law School's Orientation schedule is filled with presentations, workshops, receptions, and great opportunities for students to meet classmates and professors as they embark on their first year of law school. Full schedule here >>

Professor and Alumnus Provide Help to Homeowner in Mortgage/Foreclosure Case

Professor and Alumnus Provide Help to Homeowner in Mortgage/Foreclosure Case

Making the news recently, Seton Hall Law Professor Linda Fisher and alumnus Joshua Denbeaux '94, helped a homeowner who was denied a previously agreed upon modification from her mortgage lender during foreclosure mediation. The borrower made all payments in compliance with her part of the agreement, but the lender insisted on additional concessions.  Read More >>

Two sisters, two different Seton Hall Law degrees.

Two sisters, two different Seton Hall Law degrees.

Two sisters, Brooke and Leigh Emery, arrived at Seton Hall Law on different paths, both are pursuing educations that will inevitably advance their careers. Brooke Emery “wanted to be a lawyer since I was five-years-old. I was a born arguer,” she jokes. “I’d ask to watch Judge Judy instead of cartoons when I was younger.”  Brooke started out as a paralegal at a law firm and an intern with the Major Crimes Unit of the Sussex County Prosecutors Office, both of which reinforced her passion for the law. Read More >>

What are Seton Hall Law students doing this summer?

What are Seton Hall Law students doing this summer?

Each summer, dozens of Seton Hall Law students fill legal positions in firms, private practice, corporate/business entities, government roles, and public interest organizations. These 2L and 3L students gain valuable experiences to further their careers as Seton Hall Law's Office of Career Services acts as a partner for many of them providing guidance and helping them to secure positions in fields of interest. Read More

Seton Hall Law Review Dedicates Current Issue to the Late Professor Marc Poirier

Seton Hall Law Review Dedicates Current Issue to the Late Professor Marc Poirier

Volume 47, Issue 3 (2017) of the Seton Hall Law Review is dedicated to the legacy of Seton Hall Law Professor Marc Poirier, who passed away in 2015. The four articles - The Power of Empathy in the Classroom, Trademark Law in the Time of Kulturkampf: The Poirean Perspective, A Research Agenda for the History of Property Law in Europe, Inspired by and Dedicated to Marc Poirier, and Property without Personhood - all celebrate Professor Poirier's work, wisdom, enthusiasm, commitment, and empathy. Read More >>

Senator Cory Booker and Professor Paula Franzese Advocate for Tenant Rights

Senator Cory Booker and Professor Paula Franzese Advocate for Tenant Rights

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) met with housing advocates and New Jerseyans affected by tenant blacklisting to discuss legislation he will introduce this week to reform tenant screening practices. Landlords in New Jersey and across the nation are using tenant screening reports prepared by third-party reporting agencies as a legal means to discriminate against potential tenants for simply asserting their legal rights. Sen. Booker’s legislation would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to enact stricter regulations on tenant rating agencies and provide tenants additional protections. Read More >>

US Healthcare Compliance Event Wrap Up

US Healthcare Compliance Event Wrap Up

Seton Hall University School of Law held its annual U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program June 12-15 at the Law School, which has been taking place for the last 13 years. With nearly 150 in attendance, guests were immersed in the statutes, regulations, and other guidance that comprise the body of law known as “fraud and abuse law.” Read More >>

Rising 2L Has Employment Piece Published in National Law Review

Rising 2L Has Employment Piece Published in National Law Review

Seton Hall Law student, Melanie Lupsa, never considered herself a strong writer but her recently published piece in The National Law Review, “Mandated Individual Arbitration in the Employment Context: The Debate over Federal Legislation's Impact on Employee Rights, The Real Consequences, and the Need for Supreme Court Action” proves otherwise. Although she recognizes how much her writing improved during her first year, it was the “write-on” competition for the Law School’s three journals that was a game changer for her. Read More >>

Two Seton Hall Law Alums To Be Awarded NJSBF's Medal of Honor

Two Seton Hall Law Alums To Be Awarded NJSBF's Medal of Honor

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation's highest award—the prestigious Medal of Honor—will be presented to Joseph P. LaSala '72, Chair of the Law School's Board of Visitors and partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, and The Honorable Marie White Bell '74 on September 18. The award, given each year to those who have made exemplary contributions to improving the justice system and enhancing New Jersey's legal legacy. Read More >>

Institute for Privacy Protection Profiles Two Recent Alumni

Institute for Privacy Protection Profiles Two Recent Alumni

“Privacy issues affect all of us,” declares Alyra Liriano ’16. And she should know. Liriano and fellow Seton Hall University Law alumna, Gabrielle Addonizio ’16, both developed a keen interest in privacy protection while they were students at the Law School and both took courses designed to increase their expertise and value in the multiple economic sectors confronting threats to privacy. Read More >>

Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program

Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program

Beginning Fall 2017, Seton Hall University School of Law and Sacred Heart University have decided to develop a partnership offering a 3+3 Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate program. The two universities are aware that in selecting students as freshmen, members of the 3+3 program can have all of the benefits of a comprehensive education and while saving money. Read More >>

Professor Paula Franzese Featured in The Star Ledger

Professor Paula Franzese Featured in The Star Ledger

Seton Hall Law Professor Paula Franzese is featured in a Star Ledger feature, "Preventing Summer Brain Drain", with advice on how students can maintain the mental agility over the summer months while taking a break from classes, papers, and academic rigors. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Student Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

Seton Hall Law Student Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Anthony Osei, a third-year student at Seton Hall School of Law. Anthony will spend the fellowship working at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in New York, NY. The application process is highly competitive, and the award is a tribute to his outstanding qualifications. Read More >>

Sports Lawyers Association Awards Seton Hall Law Student

Sports Lawyers Association Awards Seton Hall Law Student

Seton Hall Law student Nicholas Plinio’s creative paper on the impact of technology on professional athletes was awarded second place at the 5th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Law Student Writing Competition in May in Denver, CO. “Be-Wear of Wearables: Addressing cutting-edge technology and unique data privacy challenges in the “internet age” of professional sports,” explores the privacy challenges of increasing more intrusive ways of measuring athletic performance and all-around health. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Jumps 11 Spots to 24 in Annual Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings

Seton Hall Law Jumps 11 Spots to 24 in Annual Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings

The annual Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings places Seton Hall Law at #24 for 2017, an 11 spot increase from 2016. This is the fifth year since the rankings’ inception that Seton Hall Law has consistently been among the top 50. Read More >>

Martina Yacoub, J.D. '17 addresses her class

Martina Yacoub, J.D. '17 addresses her class

"Now go, have your own adventure in the 100-Acre Woods, and remember that Seton Hall Law has made us stronger, braver, and smarter. Congratulations to the newest class of Seton Hall Lawyers!" Read Martina Yacoub's Commencement Address here >>

Theodore V. Wells Jr., Keynote Speaker at Commencement 2017

Theodore V. Wells Jr., Keynote Speaker at Commencement 2017

Theodore “Ted” V. Wells, Jr. delivered the keynote address at the 63rd commencement ceremony for Seton Hall University School of Law on Thursday, May 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, at which 167 students will receive Juris Doctor degrees, 56 students will receive Master of Science in Jurisprudence degrees, and three will receive Master of Laws degrees.

Seton Hall Law Ranked #15 for Highest Percentage of Job Placement

Seton Hall Law Ranked #15 for Highest Percentage of Job Placement

The National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall Law #15 of 50 schools for the highest percentage of 2016 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the schools themselves—the gold standard for lawyer jobs. See the results >>

Seton Hall Law Honors Three Esteemed Graduates at Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law Honors Three Esteemed Graduates at Alumni Gala

On May 12, Seton Hall Law awarded three esteemed graduates at the annual Alumni Gala. The Honorable Christopher Porrino ’92, Attorney General of New Jersey, received the Public Servant Award; The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, received the Distinguished Graduate Award; and Jodi Anne Hudson ’96, Of Counsel at Connell Foley, received the Exemplary Service Award. Watch the videos >>

Empathy in the Classroom

Empathy in the Classroom

Paula Franzese, the Peter Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, has published "The Power of Empathy in the Classroom." She presented her research and recommendations to fellow faculty amidst much acclaim as part of this year's Petersheim Academic Exposition. Nationally renowned for her excellence in teaching, a recent book named Professor Franzese one of the "best law teachers in the United States." The book, What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press), profiles the pedagogical approach that renders her a "dazzlingly effective model of rigor, hard work, creativity and humility." Read More >>

Jodi Hudson '96 to Receive the Exemplary Service Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Jodi Hudson '96 to Receive the Exemplary Service Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law will honor Jodi Hudson ’96 with the Exemplary Service Award at the 2017 Alumni Gala on May 12 at The Grove. Hudson’s law career first took shape as a teenage camp counselor. “I wanted to take my campers on an overnight trip,” Hudson recalls. “The director told me we could not go, but I gave him four reasons why we could, and should. He changed his mind and gave us permission, while commenting to me, ‘You’re going to be a lawyer.’” Read More >>

Making a Difference through Pro Bono Work

Making a Difference through Pro Bono Work

Will New York City close Rikers Island, a jail complex perennially plagued by problems and scandals? If so, that historic move will be largely due to the work of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, better known as the Rikers Commission. And much of the credit will go to Seton Hall Law alumnus, Kevin McDonough ’05, of the Commission’s counsel. Read More >>

The Honorable Christopher S. Porrino ‘92 to Receive the Public Servant Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

The Honorable Christopher S. Porrino ‘92 to Receive the Public Servant Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law is pleased to announce that The Honorable Christopher S. Porrino ‘92, Attorney General of New Jersey, will receive the schools’ Public Servant Award at the 2017 Alumni Gala to be held on May 12 at The Grove. Nominated by Governor Chris Christie ’87, Porrino was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2016, as New Jersey’s 60th Attorney General. Read More >>

PreLaw Magazine features Seton Hall Law's Weekend JD Program

PreLaw Magazine features Seton Hall Law's Weekend JD Program

In the Spring 2017 issue, PreLaw Magazine deems Seton Hall Law as a "Weekend Warrior" in preparation of the launch of the new weekend JD program in Fall 2017. Associate Dean for Academics, Cara Foerst says, "We realized that if we moved to a weekend JD program, it would open up law school to a whole group of people who would not otherwise see it as an option." Read More >>

Professor Paula Franzese Celebrates the Love of the Law

Professor Paula Franzese Celebrates the Love of the Law

Throughout our nation's history, lawyers have risen to the fore again and again to safeguard the rule of law and to exalt the promise of equal access to justice for all. That is all the more reason to take stock of the power that the law degree gives and the good that can be achieved when our expertise is wielded with both technique and compassion. Last month, we took time out to do that in my first year classes, during a celebration that began twenty years ago and that I call "Loving the Law." Read More >>

Institute for Privacy Protection searching for two student fellows

Institute for Privacy Protection searching for two student fellows

Seton Hall Law’s Institute for Privacy Protection seeks to promote academic research, educate businesses on proper privacy practices in commercial advertising, and inform consumers of their privacy rights. As part of its efforts to inform individuals about consumer exposure and increase awareness of emerging privacy threats, the Institute is seeking two student fellows for its inaugural student fellowship program. Learn more and apply >>

Seton Hall Law and Organizations Push for Release of Detained Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Holder

Seton Hall Law and Organizations Push for Release of Detained Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Holder

An Afghan man who received a Special Immigrant Visa for his service to the U.S. forces has cleared a critical hurdle in his fight to avoid deportation to Afghanistan, where he has been targeted by anti-American Taliban militants. On March 24, the U.S. government found that the man has a credible asylum claim because of his service to our Armed Forces. This ruling protects him from immediate removal, but he now faces the prospect of months in immigration detention while he continues his quest for protection in the United States. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Professor, Lori Nessel, Comments on New Jersey's Immigration Court

Seton Hall Law Professor, Lori Nessel, Comments on New Jersey's Immigration Court

From NJ.com: Courts handling immigration matters these days are overwhelmed across the country, with backlogs of pending cases now at an all-time high, say U.S. Department of Justice officials. Through the end of January, there were 542,646 pending cases, according to the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR, and those numbers continue to climb. "It is a system that is already notoriously overburdened," said Lori Nessel, director of Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Social Justice. Read more >>

SETON HALL LAW AND MAYER BROWN HOSTED HOT TOPICS IN LIFE SCIENCES LAW

SETON HALL LAW AND MAYER BROWN HOSTED HOT TOPICS IN LIFE SCIENCES LAW

On March 2, 2017, Seton Hall Law and the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and Mayer Brown hosted a day-long symposium, Hot Topics in Life Sciences Law. The insightful event hosted compliance professionals and explored emerging issues and legal trends impacting the life sciences industry today. Read More >>

The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87 to Receive the Distinguished Graduate Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87 to Receive the Distinguished Graduate Award at 2017 Alumni Gala

Seton Hall Law is pleased to bestow on The Honorable Michael Chagares ’87 the Distinguished Graduate Award, to be presented at the 2017 Alumni Gala. Judge Chagares has served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 2006 and reflecting on his continued commitment to the Law School, has been an adjunct faculty member since 1991. Read More >>

Dean Kathleen Boozang Reports Rise In Seton Hall Law Rankings

Dean Kathleen Boozang Reports Rise In Seton Hall Law Rankings

It’s rankings season again, and Seton Hall Law could not be prouder with its recognition among the nation’s outstanding law schools. Jumping 8 slots from 2016, US News & World Report ranked Seton Hall Law at 57th this year while continuing to rank our Health Law program in the nation's top 10. But that’s not all. The National Law Journal’s Go-To Law Schools report named Seton Hall Law as 40th in the nation in placing its graduates at the country’s largest 100 firms. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law on 2017

Seton Hall Law on 2017 "Go-To" Law School List

The National Law Journal took an annual look at the top 50 law schools most popular with the country's largest law firms. Seton Hall University School of Law placed 8.7 percent 2016 grads in Big Law. Read more >>

The Road Less Traveled? Not Anymore.

The Road Less Traveled? Not Anymore.

Erica Salerno, an alumna of both the School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall Law School, has translated her impressive education into a community conscious law career. As a Diplomacy student, she had a pivotal academic internship experience at the United Nations; as a Law student, she channeled her diplomacy training through selfless pro bono work on immigration and human rights cases. Students with similar interests and goals can benefit from exploring the recently introduced B.S./J.D. program that accelerates the process to complete this degree combination. Read more >>

Professor Paula Franzese Talks to WNYC on Tenant Rights

Professor Paula Franzese Talks to WNYC on Tenant Rights

Advocates for tenants are concerned about a particular group of renters who get taken to eviction court by their landlords — those who deliberately withheld rent payments as a way of getting the landlord to address uninhabitable conditions were being ignored. "When an apartment is not up to code, or the landlord fails to provide heat in the winter, or there's mold infestation or rodent or roach infestation, the tenant, as a defense, is within her right to withhold rent," said Paula Franzese, a Seton Hall Law School professor. "The idea being that she'll use the withheld monies to try to abate the problem herself." Read more >>

Seton Hall Law Professor Presented with Fulbright Grant

Seton Hall Law Professor Presented with Fulbright Grant

Seton Hall University School of Law Professor, Margaret Lewis, was recently awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to spend the 2017-2018 academic year researching human rights and criminal justice reforms in Taiwan. She will be based at Taiwan’s premiere law school, National Taiwan University. Lewis received one of six annual Fulbright research grants awarded for the arts, education, humanities, professional fields, and social sciences. Read More >>

Seton Hall Law Black Law Students Association Receives Two Awards

Seton Hall Law Black Law Students Association Receives Two Awards

For the second consecutive year, the Northeast Region of National Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA) has named the Seton Hall Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA) as “Chapter of the Year” and for the first time has awarded the Seton Hall Law BLSA chapter with the 2016-2017 “Community Service Award." Read more >>

Q&A with Professor Paula Franzese on Tenant Rights and Legislation

Q&A with Professor Paula Franzese on Tenant Rights and Legislation

Imagine living in an apartment that has no heat, or is infested with rats and roaches. Would you continue paying the rent? If you stop, then you would be starting a fight that is stacked against you. Paula Franzese, a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, is leading an effort to even the playing field. She says there are good and bad landlords, just as there are good and bad tenants. But the law, at this stage, favors the landlords. She spoke with Tom Moran, the Star Ledger's editorial page editor. Read more >>

Q&A with Dean Kathleen M. Boozang

Q&A with Dean Kathleen M. Boozang

Kathleen Boozang tells NJ.com "People in so many different fields tell me that a legal education is one of the best graduate educations that you can get. It teaches you to think in a different way, to be incredibly analytical, to be good on your feet. It's essentially all of the skills you need to be successful in any walk of life." Read more >>

Seton Hall Law Professors Explain the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Seton Hall Law Professors Explain the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Seton Hall Law faculty analyze legal issues raised by recent Executive Orders dealing with immigration. Speaking to a full auditorium, Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon moderated a panel consisting of Professors Lori Nessel, Edward Hartnett, and Jonathan Hafetz who explored the statutory and constitutional arguments on both sides of the current debate. Read more >>

Announcing the Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

Announcing the Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey, from 9:00-4:30, followed by a reception. The purpose of the retreat is to give regional health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas in a friendly, informal setting. Learn more >>

Joseph P. LaSala, '72, named Chairman, NJ State Ethics Commission

Joseph P. LaSala, '72, named Chairman, NJ State Ethics Commission

Joseph P. LaSala, 72’ and Chair of the Law School’s Board of Visitors, has been named to head the New Jersey State Ethics Commission by Governor Chris Christie. LaSala, currently a partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney, & Carpenter, will preside over the seven-member Commission, which administers and enforces the New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law. “I am honored to have been appointed to this position, and I commit myself to faithfully serving the people of New Jersey,” said LaSala.

In Defense of Hope: Resolutions for Lawyers and Law Students in the New Year

In Defense of Hope: Resolutions for Lawyers and Law Students in the New Year

These are uncertain times for the promise of equal access to justice for all. Particularly now, it is important that we the lawyers show up to do what we can do: wield our unique expertise to be instigators, catalysts and defenders of the rule of law, the power of reason and the promise of mercy. The end of this fraught year and the start of another presents the opportunity to take stock of our first principles and remember why we chose this craft, what we stand for and how we would want to be remembered. We grow in stature when the choices we make and the practices we habituate comport with those first principles. Read more >>

Seton Hall Law ranked 12th for national employment outcomes

Seton Hall Law ranked 12th for national employment outcomes

As law students increasingly look for schools with great placement outcomes, Seton Hall Law’s rank as 12th in the nation for employment among recent graduates will garner widespread attention. The reality is that Seton Hall Law’s Career Services office prides itself on supporting its students while employers recognize that Seton Hall Law’s excellence in academic and experiential training provides real value when its graduates arrive in the legal workplace. Read more >>

SHU President Joins Campaign to Support Immigrant Students

SHU President Joins Campaign to Support Immigrant Students

Seton Hall University President, A. Gabriel Esteban has added his signature to a list of more than 400 others in Catholic higher education in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA.) The program safeguards hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who fled to the United States as children. Seton Hall Law School immigration advocates consider the signing of this campaign to be imperative in continuing and expanding the program. Read more >>

Supporting Our Community: Edward Marable '94

Supporting Our Community: Edward Marable '94

Law school can be a very stressful time in one’s life,” Dean Marable stated. “My goal is to support and guide our students through a satisfying experience that best prepares them to become leaders and change-makers,” he added. Whether coordinating major events or counselling students whose mid-term grade didn’t quite meet their expectations, he interacts with students continuously. Read more >>

Alumni Profile: Steve McManus ’90

Alumni Profile: Steve McManus ’90

Among his many responsibilities as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at State Farm Insurance, Steve McManus ’90 serves as an advisor to senior leaders and as a “thinking partner” to his legal staff. His career advice? “I tell young lawyers: ‘If you have the chance to do something new, it's a great opportunity to grow yourself. Embrace the complexity and learn from it. The ability to learn something new is a gift.’ That’s what I love most about my job," he said. Read full story >>

New Weekend JD Program

New Weekend JD Program

Seton Hall Law's new Part-time Law degree enables weekend students to have the full spectrum of co-curricular opportunities open to full-time students, including law journals, moot court and mock trial programs, and student service and professional organizations. This weekend offering is an extension of Seton Hall Law’s investment in tailoring the law school experience to the individual student’s schedule and career aspirations. Learn more >>

New Center for Social Justice Scholars Announced

New Center for Social Justice Scholars Announced

Ghatul Abdul ’18 (pictured right) and Ashley Hahn ’18 (pictured left) were selected to serve as the 2016-17 Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholars. As a CSJ Scholar, Ghatul hopes to work with Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon as the Equal Justice Clinic expands its work to assist more ex-offenders with reentry into society. As a Scholar, Hahn plans to develop her work assisting victims of domestic violence and will assist with special projects at the Center for Social Justice. Read Full Story >>

New Institute for Privacy Protection searching for a Fellow

New Institute for Privacy Protection searching for a Fellow

The Institute for Privacy Protection promotes academic research and educates businesses and consumers on privacy rights and legal requirements. The Institute is seeking to hire its first Fellow to develop and coordinate a privacy outreach and training project for youth, parents and teachers; prepare materials for business privacy education and provide the Institute with executive support. Learn more and apply >>

New Edition of Classic Labor Law Casebook

New Edition of Classic Labor Law Casebook

Timothy Glynn, Senior Associate Dean and Andrea J. Catania Endowed Professor of Law, joined the team authoring the latest edition of Labor Law Cases and Materials, the nation’s definitive casebook on labor and employment law, and the first new edition in five years. Dean Glynn: “For instance, how are employees’ rights protected when they discuss their workplace conditions and concerns on social media and other emergent forms of communication? How does the explosive growth of the so-called “sharing economy” – epitomized by enterprises like Uber – affect workers’ legal rights?” Full story >>

Paula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law

Paula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law

Paula Franzese, along with co-authors Abbot Gorin, a staff attorney with Essex-Newark Legal Services and Seton Hall Law student David Guzik, have published a study which examined more than 40,000 residential eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent in Essex County in 2014. Surprisingly, the authors found that only 80 of those more than 40,000 cases (0.2%) had tenants asserting a breach of the implied warranty of habitability—an affirmative defense for nonpayment of rent available to tenants in substandard housing conditions. Full story >>

Mariellen Dugan

Mariellen Dugan

Mariellen Dugan, class of ’91, long-time member of the Board of Visitors, and last year’s recipient of the Woman of Substance Award, was just named Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Resources Corporation. NJR is a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company providing retail and wholesale energy services to customers from the Gulf Coast to New England and Canada. Full story >>

Seton Hall Law Students Making a National Impact

Seton Hall Law Students Making a National Impact

Seton Hall Law students have assumed leadership roles in two of the nation’s largest legal organizations. Alyra Liriano ’17 was named National President of the Law Student Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) while Anthony Osei ’17 was named Northeast Regional Director of the PreLaw Student Division for the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA). Full story >>

Professor Thomas Healy Awarded a New Grant

Professor Thomas Healy Awarded a New Grant

Adding to his recognition by the Guggenheim Foundation and by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Professor Thomas Healy has just been awarded a Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of his latest project, Soul City: The Lost Dream of an American Utopia. Full story >>.

Orientation 2016: ‘On Becoming a Lawyer’

Orientation 2016: ‘On Becoming a Lawyer’

Professor Claudette St. Romain delivered the traditional address at the 2016 Orientation, introducing incoming first-year students to the challenges and rewards of legal practice. “We think of lawyers as fighters—you know, standing at the table and yelling at each other like in Law and Order, or My Cousin Vinnie. But when you really become a lawyer, fundamentally, you become a problem solver.” Read Professor St. Romain’s remarks >>

#SHLWORKS: Gaining Legal Skills through Summer Positions

#SHLWORKS: Gaining Legal Skills through Summer Positions

#SHLWorks offers insight into Seton Hall Law students' summer positions, from their own perspective. Jillian Swogier ’17 is pursuing a Health Law concentration and this summer, is working at Reed Smith in Princeton, where she has been “involved in a diverse portfolio of work from various practice groups.” Full story >>

Orientation 2016: Welcome, Students!

Orientation 2016: Welcome, Students!

New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino '92 will share remarks with new students on Wednesday, August 17 as Seton Hall Law presents Orientation for the incoming Classes of 2019 and 2020. Our two-day schedule is filled with presentations, workshops, receptions and other great opportunities for classmates to meet professors and get to know one another as they embark on their first year of law school. Full schedule here >>

New Institute for Privacy Protection

New Institute for Privacy Protection

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a class settlement award to be used to establish Seton Hall Law's new Institute, which will promote academic research and education. Professor Gaia Bernstein, pictured, will serve as the Institute's first director. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang: "We plan to expand upon the important work we do in privacy law by educating businesses and consumers in the myriad of laws and practices that impact privacy rights." Full story >>

Latin America Compliance Program Launching 2017

Latin America Compliance Program Launching 2017

Seton Hall will launch a new compliance program designed to meet the needs of life sciences companies doing business in Latin America. The Latin American Healthcare Compliance Program is a natural expansion of Seton Hall’s compliance education and training offerings. Dean Simone Handler-Hutchinson: “Companies doing business in Latin America are continually at risk for committing compliance violations due to the region’s inconsistent enforcement landscape, disparate regulatory schemes, varied cultural norms and scarcity of educational resources devoted to compliance.” Full story >>

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s Scholarship Winners

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s Scholarship Winners

In June 2016, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey honored scholarship recipients: Alyra Liriano ’17, Anaïs Paccione ’17, and Cynthia Vera ’18. Paccione at its annual gala: “I am the first in my family to graduate college and pursue a law degree. Making my family proud has been my driving force through it all. Scholarships like this one make a significant difference in the lives of diverse law students like myself. Full story >>

In Two Years, Two Guggenheims

In Two Years, Two Guggenheims

Professor Andrea McDowell followed Professor Thomas Healy to become the second Seton Hall Law faculty member to receive the coveted Guggenheim Fellowship in two consecutive years. Dean Boozang congratulated Professors McDowell and Healy for their brilliant scholarship, adding, "They bring that same brilliance to the Seton Hall Law classroom, challenging and empowering our students to excel as they pursue their legal studies and subsequent careers in the law.” Full story >>

New Reports Recommend Improvements to New Jersey's Healthcare System

New Reports Recommend Improvements to New Jersey's Healthcare System

Two new reports from the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Policy & Research show a path for New Jersey toward integrating behavioral health and physical health care for the benefit of state residents. In her report, Professor Tara Adams Ragone discusses the barriers, and solutions, to ensure care providers can share information to better facilitate coordinated care for the patient's benefit. Full story >>

New Center for Social Justice Report

New Center for Social Justice Report

In the new report, "Deportation without Representation: the Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families," Center for Social Justice faculty and students sought to quantify the extent to which the availability of legal representation affects outcomes for immigrants seeking to remain on U.S. soil. Full story

Brian Martinotti ’86 Confirmed to Federal Bench

Brian Martinotti ’86 Confirmed to Federal Bench

Seton Hall Law congratulates Brian Martinotti '86, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Martinotti follows John Vazquez ’96, who was appointed to the federal bench in January, and Walter Timpone ’79, who was sworn in last month as a Justice for the New Jersey State Supreme Court, as a Seton Hall Law leader in public service. Full story >>

Alumni Profile: John Sprouls '84

Alumni Profile: John Sprouls '84

As Chief Administrative Officer of Universal Studios, Orlando, John Sprouls '84 oversees key divisions of this subsidiary of Comcast NBCUniversal, delivering a third of NBCU’s overall profit. His favorite holiday is Halloween when the theme park turns into a "scare zone." His favorite character? Beetlejuice. "I find my law degree plays across a pretty wide spectrum of the things that I do,” he said. Full story >>

Colleagues, Classmates, Best Friends

Colleagues, Classmates, Best Friends

Frank Giantomasi, David Schlossberg, Rob Nies and Roger Breene, Class of '79, best friends since law school, don't wait for a class reunion to spend time together reminiscing. They do so just about everyday, as Partners of the law firm Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC in West Orange. As they looked through their yearbook, Giantomasi noted, "“In the 70’s, it was all about the facial hair.” Full story >>

An International Law Internship in Luxembourg

An International Law Internship in Luxembourg

Beata Safari ’17 follows 12 other Seton Hall Law students and graduates who have participated in the prestigious Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program, which offers an opportunity to live and work in Luxembourg, interning at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read more >>

Seton Hall Law and Judge Merrick Garland

Seton Hall Law and Judge Merrick Garland

Seton Hall Law played a critical role in the ABA’s historic assessment of Merrick Garland, starting with alumnae Paulette Brown ‘76 and Karol Corbin Walker ’86.

Students Make an Impact in the Fight Against Racial Profiling

Students Make an Impact in the Fight Against Racial Profiling

The Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield announced that its police will soon be equipped with body cameras to increase accountability when conducting traffic stops while on patrol. The Star-Ledger attributes the change to the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy & Research report that revealed practices of racial profiling within the town. Said Capri Reid ‘18, a Fellow in the Center, “This is the kind of impact I’ve always wanted to have.” Full story >>

Chris Porrino ’92: Nominated for NJ Attorney General

Chris Porrino ’92: Nominated for NJ Attorney General

Porrino is currently a partner at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler LLP, but brings years of public service experience to this new role. Dean Kathleen Boozang: "I am happy for the citizens of New Jersey. This is an exciting day for Chris, but also for his alma mater. We could not be prouder.” Full story >>

Professor Hafetz Discusses the Attack in Orlando

Professor Hafetz Discusses the Attack in Orlando

The New York Daily News interviewed national security expert Professor Jonathan Hafetz on the shooting in Orlando. In an article entitled, "Experts warn lax laws will lead to more attacks because it’s easy for terrorists to buy guns," Professor Hafetz noted, "This hyperfocus on the terrorism link is misguided ... The most important thing is to focus on eliminating these weapons of mass killing.” Read the article >>

#SHLWorks: Gaining Legal Experience Through Summer Positions

#SHLWorks: Gaining Legal Experience Through Summer Positions

#SHLWorks highlights Seton Hall Law students and the opportunities they pursue during the summer to gain legal experience in a variety of fields. Ashley Fletcher '18 enjoyed the "First Days of Summer" picnic at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY, where is she is a Legal and Compliance Intern, immersing herself in the myriad roles of the in-house counsel's office. Full story >>

LLM in Health Law Now Offered Online

LLM in Health Law Now Offered Online

Associate Dean Timothy P. Glynn: “Seton Hall’s Health Law program has been ranked among the Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report for the past 20 years. The excellence of our LL.M. program in Health Law, originally offered only in the classroom, is one reason Seton Hall Law has achieved this recognition. Practicing attorneys around the globe can now take advantage of all the LL.M. degree has to offer through the convenience of an online program.” Read more >>

Professor Michael Simkovic at the American Law Institute

Professor Michael Simkovic at the American Law Institute

Professor Michael Simkovic is a 2016 recipient of the prestigious ALI Young Scholars Medal, awarded to “early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.” Professor Simkovic opened his presentation at the ALI conference with an argument for the societal value of credit markets: Ideally, financial markets help solve a fundamental problem: namely how to coordinate billions of people’s activities to increase the world’s collective standard of living." Full story >>

Justice Walter F. Timpone

Justice Walter F. Timpone

Dean Kathleen M. Boozang opened the ceremony by welcoming the guests to celebrate a “historic moment” and hailing Justice Timpone as “the first of what we hope will be many superb, talented Seton Hall lawyers appointed to the bench.” Read more >>

Dean Boozang Blogs About NJ LEEP

Dean Boozang Blogs About NJ LEEP

Last week the Star-Ledger featured the NJ LEEP program on its front page, citing the high school enrichment program's 100% college acceptance rate among its students. Dean Kathleen Boozang, founding chair of NJ LEEP, writes about how Seton Hall Law was inspired to nurture an educational model that provides rigorous academic support to economically disadvantaged students within the Newark community. Read Dean Boozang post on LinkedIn >>

Congratulations Class of 2016

Congratulations Class of 2016

Seton Hall Law School graduates its Class of 2016 today. View commencement photos on Flickr here >>

Seton Hall Law at 35 in Above the Law Top 50

Seton Hall Law at 35 in Above the Law Top 50

Legal profession blog Above the Law issued its annual Top 50 Law Schools ranking, placing Seton Hall Law at #35. Seton Hall Law has consistently appeared among the Top 50 since the ranking’s inception four years ago. In 2015, Seton Hall Law was ranked #44. Read more >>

Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Seton Hall Law welcomes renowned U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to deliver the address at this year’s graduation ceremony, the 62nd Commencement of the Law School. Under Mr. Bharara’s leadership, the U.S. Attorney’s office has experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. The day-long celebration will take place on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Prudential Center. Details available >>

Ranked 16th Nationally for Employment

Ranked 16th Nationally for Employment

The National Law Journal (NLJ) ranks Seton Hall Law #16 among 200 law schools in the nation for its graduates’ employment based on the Class of 2015’s stellar outcomes. Dean Boozang: "Most important, and not evidenced by any rating, is that Seton Hall Law launches its graduates into careers that fulfill their aspirations – that’s our measure of success.” Full story and NLJ Top 50 Ranking

New LL.M. Degree in Financial Services Compliance

New LL.M. Degree in Financial Services Compliance

Seton Hall Law has launched a new Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Financial Services Compliance, offered online or in person. Associate Dean Timothy Glynn: “Compliance remains the fastest-growing area in the financial services industry, offering new opportunities for attorneys with specialized knowledge of financial services law and compliance." Read more >>

Paulette Brown '76 on Women Leaders in Law

Paulette Brown '76 on Women Leaders in Law

Paulette Brown '76 appears on the cover of the special Business Edition of Best Lawyers magazine, named among 15 women who are leading the way in terms of their achievements, practice and policy. The 2015-16 President of the ABA, as well as a Partner and Chief Diversity Officer of Locke Lord LLP, Brown speaks of the importance of mentoring women following in her path, and notes that while women have made great strides in legal practice, there is much more work to do. She is pictured, center, with Dean Boozang and members of the Seton Hall Law Student Bar Association, after she welcomed incoming students at Orientation in August 2015. Read the article, "Leading the Charge" in Best Lawyers Magazine >>

Ben Heller '17 on Journal Membership

Ben Heller '17 on Journal Membership

Ben Heller is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. His blog post, published in Seton Hall Law's blog, Off the Record, shares advice for securing a position on one of the Law School's prestigious Journals. With the Write-on Competition now underway, his insight is especially timely. Read Ben Heller's blog post in Off the Record >>

International Law Fellowship Awarded

International Law Fellowship Awarded

Iman Saad ‘17 is the 2016 recipient of the Seton Hall Law International Law Fellowship, and will spend the summer working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Beirut. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to serve an organization that helps and supports refugees, especially in my former home in Lebanon,” she said. Full story >>

Dean Boozang honored by the New Jersey Law Journal

Dean Boozang honored by the New Jersey Law Journal

The State's leading legal publication has named Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law, a 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, presented to 25 leaders of the bench and bar who have transformed the legal landscape. This distinction describes Dean Boozang precisely. Full story >>

Jillian Swogier '17 Reports on a Seton Hall Conference

Jillian Swogier '17 Reports on a Seton Hall Conference

With Morristown Hospital's tax-exempt status recently questioned, Seton Hall Law’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy hosted a conference to discuss the timely topic. Taxing Nonprofits: Is it Inevitable? explored the impact of recent case law and legislation on state property tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals, universities, and other charitable organizations. Read Jillian Swogier's overview >>

Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

Seton Hall Law reports a 95.36% total employment rate for the Class of 2015. “These remarkable employment outcomes testify to the strength of Seton Hall Law’s unwavering dedication to launching our graduates into successful careers in the law,” said Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law. Full story >>

Ashley Hahn '18, SHU Servant Leader

Ashley Hahn '18, SHU Servant Leader

Service is not just an activity for Ashley Hahn -- it is a way of life, which Seton Hall University recognized by presenting her with the prestigious Servant Leader Award on April 12. A triplet, her dedication was born of her own difficult childhood, and has led her to serve as a mentor and advocate for women and children who are victims of trauma or abuse. Full story >>

Seton Hall Law Graduate Nominated to NJ's HIghest Court

Seton Hall Law Graduate Nominated to NJ's HIghest Court

Governor Chris Christie has nominated Walter F. Timpone '79 to the New Jersey State Supreme Court, a choice that was lauded by the State Senate President. He is a Partner at the law firm, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP and a Commissioner on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. Dean Kathleen M. Boozang said, "Wally both embodies and epitomizes the excellence that defines a Seton Hall Lawyer." Full story >>

Uncovering Racial Profiling in Bloomfield, NJ

Uncovering Racial Profiling in Bloomfield, NJ

The Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research issued a new report that reveals the extent to which the police in Bloomfield, New Jersey, practice racial profiling as they conduct traffic stops and issue tickets. Seton Hall will screen the VICE NEWS documentary, "Driving While Black," featuring the Center for Policy & Research report - today at 4 p.m. Full story >>

Shaping Healthcare Policy in New Jersey

Shaping Healthcare Policy in New Jersey

Professors John Jacobi and Tara Adams Ragone have released a new report that shows the way for New Jersey to effectively provide both behavioral healthcare -- which includes mental health and substance abuse treatment -- and primary healthcare as an integrated system. Professor Jacobi: "The integration of care saves both lives and dollars...there is a clear path forward." The report was produced in partnership with the Nicholson Foundation. Read the press release >>

Ronald J. Riccio '71: The Practice of Law is a ‘Secular Ministry’

Ronald J. Riccio '71: The Practice of Law is a ‘Secular Ministry’

For more than 45 years, Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald Riccio has dedicated himself to his legal practice – as counselor, advocate, leader, and mentor, serving today as General Counsel for the law firm, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. He calls his devotion to the law a “secular ministry.” The New Jersey Law Journal has recognized Dean Riccio's excellence by naming him among the three finalists for the publication's Attorney of the Year Award.Pictured, from left, are Robert C. Scrivo '93 and Dean Riccio. Full story >>

CSJ Secures Asylum for a Honduran Family

CSJ Secures Asylum for a Honduran Family

Students of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic obtained asylum for a woman and her two children, survivors of severe domestic violence in their native Honduras. Diane Lopez '16 (pictured, center), worked on the case: “The look on their faces when we won the case...meant more than I ever imagined. It will stay with me forever.” Full story >>

Father Nicholas Gengaro Blogs in <em>Off the Record</em>

Father Nicholas Gengaro Blogs in Off the Record

For the past 17 years, Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplain of Seton Hall Law School, has greeted incoming students at the start of each academic year. In a recent post for Seton Hall Law's blog, Off the Record, Father Gengaro underscores how Seton Hall Law, though a Catholic law school, welcomes students of all faiths. "Mutual respect tends toward unity and unity is what this world so sorely needs," he writes. Read the full blog post in Off the Record >>

Dean Rooney's Scholarship

Dean Rooney's Scholarship

Miriam T. Rooney, founding Dean of Seton Hall Law School, is featured prominently in a new article published in the Marquette Law Review. Dean Rooney is the first woman dean of an ABA- accredited law school; this article also recognizes her prolific scholarship. Read more >>

Valerie Weiss '16: Scholarship Award Winner

Valerie Weiss '16: Scholarship Award Winner

The New Jersey Women's Law Association has selected Valerie Weiss as its Seton Hall Law scholarship award winner for 2016, and will formally present the award to her at the organization's gala on March 22. The selection committee was impressed with her demonstrable commitment to the Association's goals of advancing and empowering women. Full story >>

Dean Mark Alexander on the Supreme Court Nominee

Dean Mark Alexander on the Supreme Court Nominee

Constitutional Law Professor Dean Mark Alexander joined Katie Couric of Yahoo News on March 16 as President Obama announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Watch the broadcast on Yahoo News >>

Improving Healthcare Access for Veterans

Improving Healthcare Access for Veterans

Building on prior projects directed to primary and behavioral health, the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, along with the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice and the Student Veterans’ Association, will provide guidance, referrals, and peer counseling for veterans in Central and Southern New Jersey. Full story >>

Alumni Profile: Jean Sposaro M.S.J. '15

Alumni Profile: Jean Sposaro M.S.J. '15

Last month, Jean Sposaro, an Assistant Director in the Research & Development group of pharmaceutical company Sanofi, flew from Paris, and then to Chicago, to share information and develop best practices with other global corporations within the industry for improving innovation, research, and bioethics. “Both unique opportunities were a direct consequence of the knowledge I acquired during my M.S.J. experience at Seton Hall Law,” she noted. Full story >>

Diversity Day! March 7

Diversity Day! March 7

Seton Hall Law student organizations convene in the Atrium on Monday, March 7, offering snacks and information for the entire Seton Hall Law community. Tables open at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about Diversity Day and other upcoming Seton Hall Law events >>

Introducing New Faculty: Niteesha Gupte

Introducing New Faculty: Niteesha Gupte

Seton Hall Law welcomes Assistant Professor Niteesha Gupte, who joined the Law School in Fall 2015. She brings more than 15 years of experience within the compliance and health regulatory law fields, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to global pharmaceutical companies. "I find that my professional experience in government, private practice and industry has helped me appreciate issues from various perspectives and will allow me to think about and research a topic holistically,” she said. Full story >>

Honoring Mariellen Dugan '91

Honoring Mariellen Dugan '91

The Women’s Law Forum student organization presents Mariellen Dugan with the Woman of Substance award, recognizing her enduring dedication to excellence in the legal profession. February 24, 6 pm. Full story >>

Celebrating Love for the Law

Celebrating Love for the Law

During the week of February 15, Professor Paula Franzese led her signature celebration, Loving the Law, for her first-year classes. Said Theresa Dill '18, "Loving the Law has created a setting where each of us can express ourselves through our God-given talents, the words that have resonated through us, and the examples that have come before us. I have gotten to know each member of our class better through these expressions and it has been a blessing.” Full story >>

BLSA’s Distinction

BLSA’s Distinction

Seton Hall Law’s Black Law Students Association was named “Chapter of the Year” by the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association. Diane Lopez ‘17, Board President: “Inherent in our profession is the idea of service…This year we dared ourselves to redefine BLSA's concept of service by getting involved and bridging the existing gap between our profession and the underserved,” she said. Full story >>

Professor Hartnett on the Matter of Justice Scalia's Votes

Professor Hartnett on the Matter of Justice Scalia's Votes

Professor Edward A. Hartnett, co-author of Supreme Court Practice, the manual of protocols for the U.S. Supreme Court, addresses the question regarding whether Justice Antonin G. Scalia's votes, cast before his death on February 13, still count. Read Professor Hartnett's perspective >>

Remembering Justice Antonin G. Scalia

Remembering Justice Antonin G. Scalia

Seton Hall Law faculty pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia (1936-2016). Professor Ronald J. Riccio recounts how, in the early 1990s, Justice Scalia visited Seton Hall Law students and former Congressman Peter Rodino, whose health was failing: "Justice Scalia's legacy in the law will be debated for years to come. For me, Justice Scalia's sense of humor and his willingness to inconvenience himself to show his respect for others is what I will remember most about him." Read the Seton Hall Law faculty tributes >>

Beginning the Lenten Journey

Beginning the Lenten Journey

Father Nicholas Gengaro led the Seton Hall Law community’s Ash Wednesday Mass, ushering in the Lenten season. Quoting Pope Francis in his homily, Father Gengaro said: “’The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year of Mercy should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.’ Concretely, observing this season for Catholics means practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, he says.” Read Father Gengaro’s Ash Wednesday homily Read More >>

Shoshana’s Schiff’s Dual Passions: Law and Service

Shoshana’s Schiff’s Dual Passions: Law and Service

Shoshana Schiff '98 integrates her corporate bankruptcy practice with a tireless dedication to service, from the Seton Hall Law Alumni Council to the Lawyer's Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to Partners for Women and Justice, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. "It's about making a difference in the community that we’re a part of, giving back in whatever way we can," she said. Full story >>

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

This program and networking reception, featured esteemed panelists from across the industry, including Michele Myer-Shipp '95 (pictured, above left), who moderated the discussion. Damien Atkins, General Counsel of Panasonic North America, was the keynote speaker. "Diversity -- diversity in skills, in background, life experiences, gender, ethnicity -- in my view is the most powerful weapon that we have against one of the leading causes of ethical and compliance challenges organizations face," he said. Full story >>

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

Celebrating Diversity in Compliance

Seton Hall Law hosts its second annual program and networking reception for both professionals in the area of Compliance and students who are eager to explore and pursue a career in this rapidly growing field. This year's keynote speaker at "Celebrating Diversity in Compliance" will be Damien Atkins, General Counsel at Panasonic. The event will take place on February 3 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more and register today >>

Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98: New Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations

Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98: New Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations

Jamie Pukl-Werbel '98 takes on this new role after serving on the Seton Hall Law faculty since 2005. She is eager to take on the challenge of deepening and strengthening our alumni community. “Seton Hall’s reach is vast, in law firms and businesses of all sizes," she said. Everyone has a different path after law school and I love hearing every single story.” Read more >>

Called to the Federal Bench

Called to the Federal Bench

John Michael Vazquez '96 was confirmed on January 27 as a Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has served in both the New Jersey State Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey offices, and currently practices law as a Partner at Critchley, Kinum & Vazquez, LLC. Dean Boozang: "Judge Vazquez joins the ranks of the many Seton Hall Law graduates who serve on the Federal bench." Full story >>

Winter Intersession: Broad Choices, In-Depth Learning

Winter Intersession: Broad Choices, In-Depth Learning

Alyra Liriano '17 took a week-long advanced legal research course on the "deep web," the area of the Internet that houses a wealth of information, yet eludes mainstream search engines." In a week, I acquired practical skills that I can apply outside the classroom, and, most importantly, in the area of privacy and data security, where I hope to practice," she said. "The Deep Web" was just one of a wide variety of courses offered during the first two weeks in January. Full story >>

Remembering Justice Marie L. Garibaldi

Remembering Justice Marie L. Garibaldi

Seton Hall Law mourns the death of Justice Garibaldi, the first woman named Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. “Justice Garibaldi was a trailblazer for women, leading by example as she assumed her place among our state’s leading jurists,” said Dean Kathleen M. Boozang. “Her brilliant career was also punctuated by grace, kindness and wisdom." Photo credit: Tom Kitts, Star-Ledger. Read more >>

Dean Mark Alexander on stemming gun violence in our nation

Dean Mark Alexander on stemming gun violence in our nation

Dean Mark Alexander, who teaches Constitutional Law, published an op-ed in the Star-Ledger applauding President Obama’s executive orders in support of greater gun control and explaining how the President acted within the authority of his position. Dean Alexander: "The Second Amendment is not under siege." Read more >>

2014-15 Center for Social Justice Scholars

2014-15 Center for Social Justice Scholars

Sergio Suarez '16 (pictured, left) and Christopher Cochran '16 (pictured, right), are this year's CSJ Scholars, selected for their dedication to public interest law. Suarez, a native of Newark, said, "It is hard to put into words the incredible pride I feel in attending law school in my hometown. I’m in a unique position to help those in my community.” Read more >>

CSJ Names New Center for Social Justice Scholars

CSJ Names New Center for Social Justice Scholars

Antoinette Solomon '16 (pictured, left) and Sofia Iqbal '16 (pictured, right) were named the 2013-14 Center for Social Justice Scholars. They will focus on urban revitalization and international/human rights issues and cases within in the Center's clinic settings. Read more.