Compliance is a rapidly growing field particularly in highly regulated industries
such as finance, banking, insurance, internet security, and health and life sciences. Career opportunities for those interested in compliance exist in law and consulting
firms as well as in-house in corporate ethics and compliance departments. Global companies seek to fill positions wherever they do business. The result:
unprecedented demand for compliance expertise in these fields and, hence, career opportunities
for experienced lawyers and graduating J.D. students.
Upon graduation, the compliance program will be reflected on graduates' transcripts,
and they will receive certificates indicating receipt of the Compliance Concentration.
Students pursuing the concentration may list it on their resumes.
Concentration Planning & Advice
Before registering for each semester, students are encouraged to attend the Health
Law Curricular Advisement session held just before registration by Professor Timothy Glynn regarding upcoming Health
and Life Sciences Law courses. Faculty advice is available to students pursuing or
considering the Concentration or the Compliance track.
To graduate with a Concentration in Compliance, students must fulfill the Compliance concentration requirements outlined below.
Students seeking curricular advisements should contact Professors Timothy Glynn or Stephen Lubben.
Students interested in the Compliance Concentration are required to take a minimum of 15 credits of approved courses, listed below.
Business Associations (4 credits, already required for the J.D. degree)
Administrative Law (3 credits)
One compliance-focused course (2 or 3 credits)
Law of Governance
Compliance Fraud and Corruption
A compliance-related skills course OR a compliance-related externship (2 credits)
One course in which the student must complete a paper that satisfies the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) through a compliance-related AWR seminar (3 credits) OR another AWR seminar on a
pre-approved compliance topic in a related substantive area (2-3 credits) OR a journal
note on a pre-approved compliance topic (1-3 credits).
Additional compliance-focused courses (beyond the minimum required above)
Accounting for Lawyers
Focus Area Electives
Finance (Securities Regulation, Financial Institutions, Current Issues in Securities
and Corporate Governance, Bankruptcy, etc.)
Information Privacy and Security (Information Privacy, Cybersecurity, etc.)
Human Resources (Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Employee Benefits, etc.)
Seton Hall Law School's externship program offers students an opportunity to apply
their knowledge in a compliance setting. These externships provide students with unparalleled
opportunities to meet attorneys who represent the compliance professionals who can
become a bridge to their careers in health law. Students pursuing the Concentration
are encouraged to participate in an externship. However, an externship is not a requirement
for completing the Concentration.
Each year, several health and life science companies offer paid summer compliance
fellowships to students who have completed their first year of law school. These opportunities
expose students to the world of compliance, thereby enabling them to compare the compliance
profession to the practice of law after spending the second year summer in a law firm
or other legal setting. Fellowship applications are generally available after first
semester grades become available. Questions may be directed to Rosa Alves in the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy or the Office of Career Services
at [email protected].