" Because of where I was in my life and in my career, I knew a JD program was not the right fit for me, but the MSJ program would offer the opportunity to learn about the law and study in an academically rigorous (but supportive) environment. "
I enjoyed my time in the program; completing it was bittersweet. The coursework and online interactions with my professors and classmates were very engaging. I work in an industry that is governed by a variety of laws, policies, and regulations that often seem ambiguous if not in outright conflict with each other. As a senior leader within my company, every day brings new critical thinking challenges, and my team looks to me for quick, clear, substantive resolutions. The MSJ program empowered me with skills that make me a much more effective leader. Because of where I was in my life and in my career, I knew a JD program was not the right fit for me, but the MSJ program would offer the opportunity to learn about the law and study in an academically rigorous (but supportive) environment. I believe that the "structure" of the online program actually allowed me to devote more time to my coursework than if the program had consisted of a more traditional class schedule. I was able to apply what I learned in class almost immediately in my professional life and I felt as if my coursework and my professional work integrated perfectly. As I completed my coursework, I was enhancing my abilities as a professional and was able to apply what I learned in real-time.
Justin Hendrickson, MSJ '16
Manager of Lending
Motion Federal Credit Union
" Personal growth was fostered through thought-provoking assignments, stimulating discussions, timely and individualized feedback. "
FDA Regulation and Liability was my favorite class within the Seton Hall Law MSJ program. This class exemplified the MSJ experience. The typically compact and diverse class included individuals holding various positions within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; private practice and corporate attorneys; and a graduate law student…The students were located literally from the west coast to the east coast, north and south. One student was on assignment in Ireland…More than 90% of the class would be considered non-traditional students… The professors in the MSJ program are phenomenal! Each brought/brings a wealth of knowledge. Coursework was current, informative, and challenging. The format was consistent throughout. Personal growth was fostered through thought-provoking assignments, stimulating discussions, timely and individualized feedback. We benefited from the varied backgrounds and professional experiences of our classmates and professors. Personally I felt challenged and supported… I wish I had known about the program or could have participated earlier in my career. Midway through the MSJ program, I was offered my current position with the Law Offices of Pamela D. Hargove, Staff Counsel for Allstate, Esurance and Encompass. My Lead Counsel told me that pursuit of the Seton Hall Law MSJ showed a commitment to professional growth and contributed to their hiring decision. We continue to explore areas where my expertise and expanded knowledge can be utilized to the advantage of the corporation.
Martha (Missy) Meyer Weisgerber, M.S.J. '15 Intellectual Property Law
Allstate, Esurance & Encompass
" The program provided just the right amount of breadth and depth to help me navigate the most important legal and regulatory issues in healthcare and to inject a legal perspective into my thinking. "
I came to Seton Hall Law from Oregon to earn my MSJ because I was impressed with the school’s strong reputation in health law. The program provided just the right amount of breadth and depth to help me navigate the most important legal and regulatory issues in healthcare and to inject a legal perspective into my thinking. I lead business development and strategic planning for a regional healthcare system. As part of my role, I manage teams that work on partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, innovative ways to provide care, and even compensation models. Having a legal perspective to share with our team on the front end has been a tremendous time and cost saver for my organization.
Jason J. Faler, MSJ ‘06
Director, Business Development
Strategic & Business Planning, Oregon Region, Providence Health & Services, Portland, Oregon
" I attended Seton Hall Law’s open house for the M.S.J. program and I thought, this is exactly what I need. And I was thrilled they offered a dual concentration in Health Law and IP Law... "
I attended Seton Hall Law’s open house for the M.S.J. program and I thought, this is exactly what I need. And I was thrilled they offered a dual concentration in Health Law and IP Law because both are so important to what I do...When working on projects, even when the facts and circumstances are similar, there are always subtle differences that I’ve learned to look for that can put my company in a better position. Today, it seems that everyone has an M.B.A. It’s the M.S.J. on your resume that’s going to make you stand out and give you that key differentiator. There are so many things you can do with an M.S.J. and there is no better place than Seton Hall Law to get it.
Neal Sailer, M.S.J. ’06, Health Law and Intellectual Property
Global Product Patrimony Management, Renal & Biosurgery
Sanofi US, Cambridge, Massachusetts
" I had a scientific mind and now it has been cross-trained to think and analyze the way lawyers do. "
Getting my M.S.J. degree truly opened up my eyes – when I read documents, attend meetings, and deal with others – it’s almost as if every word and gesture has a decoder attached to it. I had a scientific mind and now it has been cross-trained to think and analyze the way lawyers do. It has changed the way I approach my profession as well…I’ve had years of schooling, but this is the best education I’ve received.
Nazly M. Shariati, M.D., M.S.J. ’11, FACS, Health Law
Associate Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey