LL.M. Program Information


Requirements, Admissions, Financing

I am a foreign trained law student. Will I be able to sit for any state bar exam after completing the LL.M. program at Seton Hall Law?
The LL.M. in American Law is designed to satisfy the program requirements for eligbility to sit for many state bar examinations, including New York. Admission into our Financial Services Compliance, Health Law, and Intellectual Property Law LL.M. programs does not guarantee or in any way suggest eligibility to sit for any state's bar examination, including New York or California.

How many credits will I need to graduate?  
The LL.M. degree requires 24 credits.

What are your admissions standards?
While Seton Hall Law School does not use numerical cutoffs, only candidates with solid academic and personal credentials are encouraged to apply. The majority of accepted applicants have a grade point average in law school of 3.0 or higher. For applicants to specialized degree programs, grades in relevant courses will also be a factor in the admissions process. The Admissions Committee will consider all aspects of the application which includes: graduate degrees in relevant fields, overall quality of law school academic record, demonstrated interest in the chosen area of study (health law, financial services, intellectual property law, American law), personal statement, letters of recommendation, practice experience (where applicable), career goals and other significant professional achievements evidencing an ability to excel in academic pursuits.

What are your application requirements?
Requirements for LL.M. programs in Financial Services, Health Law, and Intellectual Property Law can be found here. Requirements for the LL.M. in American Law are vastly different and available here.

When is the application deadline?
Financial Services Compliance, Intellectual Property and Health Law LL.M. applications are accepted on a rolling basis. These programs begin multiple times per year. International applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The priority application deadline for Fall admission into the LL.M. in American Law program is March 1. Students are only enrolled beginning in the fall semester. Late applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply?
To apply for the LL.M. programs in Financial Services Compliance, Health Law, or Intellectual Property Law, click here. To apply for the LL.M. in American Law, you must open an LSAC account. More information about this application process is here.

How much is the tuition?
Find current tuition per credit here.

Is financial assistance available?
Financial assistance is available through the Federal Stafford Loan Program and/or private loans.  To be considered for this program, individuals who have been accepted into the program must file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), found online at Upon receipt of the FAFSA information, Seton Hall Law School’s Office of Financial Resource Management will review the student’s eligibility and send an Award Notice.  Part-time students need to take at least 6 (six) credits per semester to be eligible for financial assistance.  The Office of Financial Resource Management may be reached at 973-642-8850.

Does Seton Hall Law School accept transfer credit?
Yes. Seton Hall Law School may accept transfer credits earned in a program offered by an ABA-Accredited Law School. Read the official Transfer of Credit Policy here.

How many students are in the program?
The number of students varies, with between five and 10 students enrolling each year.

Do you offer both full-time and part-time programs?
Yes. The Financial Services Compliance, Health Law, and Intellectual Property Law LL.M. programs can be completed full-time and part-time. Full-time students complete the program in one year; part-time students complete the program in five to six semesters. The LL.M. in American Law is a full-time program only.

When do classes begin and when are courses usually offered?
Typically, the fall semester begins the third week of August, the spring semester begins the third week of January, and summer session takes place from the end of May to the end of July.  On-campus courses are offered in the evenings, although LL.M. students are welcome to take daytime courses if their schedules permit.

For more information, please contact:

Enrollment Services
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