Applying to Seton Hall Law
Before You Apply
Once you’ve researched and chosen the best schools that match your academic interests and career goals, it’s time to prepare for law school applications. Prospective law students should set up a Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) account as the central hub to streamline your application process, including the submission of letters of recommendation (LOR) and maintaining your LSAT or GRE score history. All law school applications are hosted within the LSAC portal and allow you to submit commonly asked questions and data across multiple college and university applications.
Applying to Law School
After completing the LSAC account registration, focus on organizing required materials and paperwork to complete the application process:
A completed and signed Application for Admission, which includes a required personal statement, activity/extracurricular list and resume. Personal statements are a strong platform for law school applicants to showcase their passion and qualifications to the admissions committee. Read our tips for writing a strong personal statement.
A nonrefundable application fee of $65 (waived for Fall 2020 applications).
If you have taken the LSAT, a current Credential Assembly Service (CAS) file consisting of a recent LSAT score (taken within the last five years) and all academic transcripts. If you have taken the GRE and wish to submit your score, a recent GRE score (taken within the last five years) submitted through ETS by selecting Seton Hall Law as a recipient [DI Code 4717], as well as a CAS file with all academic transcripts. If you haven't already taken the LSAT, be sure you are registered and ready to go for the test date of your choice. Registering early will ensure that you are placed at the testing center of your choice. Looking for free test prep? Check out Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep. Khan academy also offers free GRE test prep for quantitative reasoning.
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A current letter of recommendation (written within the last two years). An additional one or two letters and/or LSAC Evaluations are strongly encouraged. How to obtain an outstanding letter of recommendation.
The application is available electronically on the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website. All supporting documentation must be submitted through a valid Credential Assembly Service (CAS) account.
The Admissions Process
Seton Hall Law prides itself in selecting budding legal talent through a combination of competitive academic records, LSAT or GRE scores, relevant experience and character.
First-year applications are considered for Fall Semester admission only. In order to apply, you must have or plan to obtain a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a foreign equivalent prior to your anticipated date of enrollment.
Consumer information on Seton Hall Law is published in the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools.
Statement on Character, Fitness & Qualifications for Bar Admission
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Acceptance by the law school does not guarantee certification by the state bar examiners. If you are concerned about facts that may affect your eligibility to practice law, you should discuss the matter with the Board of Bar Examiners in the state and jurisdiction where you expect to practice.