Get to Know Seton Hall Law
We are a community of talented faculty, students and alumni who value our commitment to service and excellence. Seton Hall is a uniquely collegial law school in New Jersey where students enjoy close relationships to professors throughout their law school experience and beyond. Our strong network of dedicated alumni and great law school professors are invaluable and accessible resources to our students.
Customize Your Law School Experience
Seton Hall Law School offers distinct pathways to individualize your legal education and earn outstanding professional credentials through experiential learning. Students can complete the JD program in a full-time or part-time weekend format. Take advantage of hands-on curriculum designed by forward-thinking professors and pursue a law degree that fits your professional interests.
Access Superior Professional Development
We provide unparalleled legal education in an open learning environment that yields limitless opportunities. Students benefit from the ability to hone their legal skills before they graduate by participating in a variety of experiential learning opportunities. Practical experiences through clinical and externship programs will enhance your legal education and prepare you for your future law career.
KATHLEEN BOOZANG, DEAN
Seton Hall Clinical Programs provide not only a path to careers in Public Interest, but provide our students with the hands on experience that firms, corporations and government entities alike value. Sample clinical program include:
- Pro Bono Service Program: Students volunteer to provide legal service to clients under faculty supervision.
- Center for Social Justice: Students register for semester(s) of service to work on real cases in the areas of civil litigation, civil rights and Constitutional litigation, family law, immigrants' rights and International human rights.
- Conflict Management Program: Students represent clients in mediation proceedings.
Students can earn credit for semester(s) of work in a public or government office outside of the school, including but not limited to placements at the Community Health Law Project, the Internal Revenue Service, the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, the New York Legal Assistance Group, and the Urban Revitalization Initiative.
Students get an insider’s view of the judicial system from behind the bench when they work for a judge at the state or federal level. Clerkships also allow students to refine legal research and writing skills.
Centers of Excellence
The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy exists to educate lawyers and health care industry professionals regarding the complex set of laws that govern patients, health care providers, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The Seton Hall Law Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology educates and trains the next generation of attorneys and professionals for the complex issues they will face as scientific and technological advances challenge business, law, and legal institutions.
The Institute for Privacy Protection educates consumers and businesses to provide inter-disciplinary forums to address emerging privacy issues by educating professionals, businesses, and organizations.
The Center for Social Justice is one of the nation’s strongest pro bono and clinical programs, enabling students to gain hands-on experience while providing legal services are provided to economically disadvantaged area residents.
The Center for Policy and Research provides law students with an uncommon opportunity to gain experience in forensic analysis and investigation through research into national policies and practices.