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Presenting the HyFlex Option for Incoming First-Year Students   

Seton Hall Law is aware that admitted students who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 or live in households with people who are particularly at risk might wish to explore alternatives to in-person instruction. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer alternatives will enable you to manage the number of expected days on campus.

Students who are interested in changing the program that they selected in their application materials should consider the alternatives set forth below. Students who wish to remain in the program that they selected should feel free to disregard this application process. If you are interested in opting into a different mode of instruction, you may fill out the HyFlex Option Application for Incoming First-Year Students (due July 15, 2020).

After you submit your application, one of our advisors will email you to set up a telephone advising session that will provide you an opportunity to ask further questions and obtain additional information regarding your choice.

After completing the session, approved applicants will receive an email that will allow them to finalize their choice.

IMPORTANT: As a general matter, FINALIZING YOUR CHOICE WILL COMMIT YOU TO THE PROGRAM YOU HAVE CHOSEN. This means that students electing to enter the Weekend Program will be committed to one academic year of instruction in that program and students electing into the Remote Program will be committed to being in that program for the Fall Semester. While we wish that we could allow students to opt in or out of these programs when they wish, such dynamic change would make it too difficult to create safe conditions for in-person instruction that enables social distancing. That said, finalizing your choice will not prevent you from making subsequent changes if your health or risk of illness change, for example.


The vast majority of students will not wish to make a change, of course, and such students should NOT file an application.

Students planning to receive in-person instruction should be aware that we may need to implement a “Remote Rotation” if the size of the entering class is too large for compliance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Under this rotation, the necessary portion of students to maintain compliance will be rotated to remote learning for a short period of time (max. two weeks per rotation). All students in affected classes will share in the rotation.

Options for Fall 2020 Semester

FULL-TIME Day WEEKEND Program REMOTE
This program is as close to traditional law school instruction as possible.  Students will be expected to attend class in person, unless the student is in the Remote Rotation required by social distancing (described below) or for necessary absences. This program offers classes on alternating weekends. When not on campus, you’ll engage in self-directed activities and participate remotely in discussions with your professors and classmates using Seton Hall’s learning platform. Students will be expected to attend class in person, unless the student is in the Remote Rotation required by social distancing (described below) or for necessary absences. This program allows remote participation in live classes. Students are expected to attend classes remotely through teleconferencing software at their scheduled time, except for necessary absences. Students in the Full-Time Day Program will be viewing their Full-Time Day Program classes, and Weekend Program students will be viewing their Weekend Program classes.
Note: Any in-person attendance option may still require occasional remote attendance. If the number of students who will be physically present in the classroom is too high to comport with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the necessary portion of students will be rotated out of the classroom for a short period of time. All students in the class would participate in a rotation schedule that would not have any student remote for longer than two weeks per rotation.
Probability of Remote Rotation
High Low N/A
Approximate Number of In-Person Days per Month
15-20*
* A lower number is possible under Remote Rotation
4-6*
* A lower number is possible under Remote Rotation
1-2
Number of Credits per Semester
15 10 (Fall)
11 (Spring)
15 (Full-Time Day)
10 (Weekend)
Expected Graduation
May, 2023 May, 2024*
*Assuming student elects to remain in Weekend Program
May, 2023 (Full-Time Day)
May, 2024 (Weekend)
FALL COURSES
Civil Procedure I
Contracts
Introduction to Lawyering I
Torts
Torts
Civil Procedure I
Introduction to Lawyering I
For Full-Time Day Students, it will be the Full-Time Day Schedule.
For Weekend Program Students, it will be the Weekend Program Schedule.
SPRING COURSES
Civil Procedure II
Criminal Law
Introduction to Lawyering II
Property
Professional Responsibility
Contracts
Civil Procedure II
Introduction to Lawyering II
N/A
ABA & NJ/NY STATE BAR COMPLIANCE
This program is compliant with ABA standards and with NJ/NY state bar eligibility rules.
It will also be compliant if Remote Rotation (described above) is implemented.
This program is compliant with ABA standards and NJ/NY state bar eligibility rules.
It will also be compliant if Remote Rotation (described above) is implemented.
This program is not compliant with current ABA rules, but the ABA has indicated its willingness to allow schools to make reasonable deviations from those rules during this pandemic. The ABA has also indicated that it will change the rules this fall. We are confident that we will be given an ABA-approved variance that would allow students to satisfy ABA rules even in this format.
If this program is pursued during only the first semester, it is compliant with NJ/NY state bars.
DURATION OF COMMITTMENT
Opting into this program commits you for the full academic year. Opting into this program commits you for the full academic year. Opting into this program commits you to Remote for the Fall Semester.
If COVID-19 safety standards are extended into the Spring Semester, students who opted into this program will be given the option of extending their status as remote students.

 

APPLY NOW
Deadline: July 15th


Applications must be filed by July 15th unless otherwise indicated in your offer of acceptance.