Seton Hall University School of Law

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Seton Hall University School of Law
Crest shu.png
Established 1951
Type Private
President Msgr. Robert Sheeran
Dean Patrick E. Hobbs
Academic staff 82
Students 734
Location Newark, New Jersey, USA
40°44′11″N 74°09′59″W / 40.736520°N 74.166410°W / 40.736520; -74.166410Coordinates: 40°44′11″N 74°09′59″W / 40.736520°N 74.166410°W / 40.736520; -74.166410
Campus Urban

The Seton Hall University School of Law (also known as Seton Hall Law) is part of Seton Hall University, and is located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Seton Hall Law School is the only private law school in New Jersey, and is the top-ranked[1] of the three law schools in the state, according to the U.S. News & World Report Rankings.[2] Founded in 1951, it is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).[3]


On February 5, 1951, Seton Hall University School of Law opened on the old John Marshall site, 40 Journal Square, Jersey City with an entering class of 72 students, 16 full-time and 56 part-time faculty members.[3] The school was also fully accredited by the American Bar Association in that same year.

Seton Hall law is part of Seton Hall University, which is located in South Orange, NJ.[4]


The J.D. degree program of 88 credits can be pursued as a day student in three years or as a part-time day or evening student in 3.5 (with 2 summers) or 4 years.

Seton Hall Law offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law, and Master of Science in Jurisprudence (M.S.J.) degrees.[5]

The school also offers several joint degree programs with other faculties of the University. For example, there is a combined J.D./M.A. (or MADIR) program with the University's Whitehead School of Diplomacy. Through the school's alliance with UNA-USA, law students have a unique access to the United Nations.

In Fall 2013, 166 students matriculated to the law school;[6] In 2008, 359 students matriculated to the law school.[7]

Students have the opportunity to intern/extern with various U.N. organizations, NGOs, foreign missions and international law firms. Seton Hall Law also offers study abroad opportunities in Egypt, Ireland, Italy, Zanzibar and Tanzania.[8][9]

Center for Policy and Research[edit]

The Center's work focuses on three key areas: Interrogations & Intelligence, National Security, and Forensics. Among the Center’s high-profile projects are the world renowned Guantanamo Reports.[10]

According to a study published by the Center for Policy and Research[11] on December 7, 2009 titled "Death in Camp Delta,[12]" the government's investigation does not support that [the three detainees who were found dead on June 10, 2006 in Guantanamo Bay] committed suicide by hanging themselves inside of their cells.[13][14]


For 2014, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the school 68th in the nation.[1] The school's health law program is consistently ranked among the top ten health law programs in the country and is currently ranked 5th by US News & World Report.[15]

The 2010 Super Lawyers U.S. law school rankings ranks Seton Hall School of Law 40th among the top 180 law schools.[16]

In 2011, The National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall School of Law 33rd in its annual survey of the law schools that NLJ 250 law firms relied on the most to fill their first-year associate classes.[17]


Seton Hall School of Law is currently the only law school in NJ with an active newspaper, The Cross Examiner.[18] The school produces four journals: Circuit Review, Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Legislative Journal, and the Seton Hall Law Review.[19]


One Newark Center
Seton Law Newark jeh.JPG
General information
Type educational/office
Location Raymond Boulevard
Coordinates 40°44′11″N 74°09′59″W / 40.736520°N 74.166410°W / 40.736520; -74.166410
Completed 1992
Roof 99 m (325 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Floor area 633,000 sq ft (58,800 m2)[20]
Design and construction
Architect Grad Associates

At One Newark Center, the Law School and several academic centers of the University are housed in a modern 22-story skyscraper building in the business and high-tech heart of Downtown Newark completed in 1991.[25] The Newark Campus building provides 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) and an additional 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of library, named for Peter W. Rodino, to the University. It is at the corner of Raymond Boulevard and McCarter Highway, two blocks west of Penn Station Newark, where numerous connections can be made to New Jersey Transit and PATH (an approximate 20 minute ride to Manhattan).[26] While many students commute from around the New York metropolitan area, other students are housed at Eleven 80, the Union Building, and Renaissance Towers. One Newark Center is one of the tallest buildings in the city and also contains commercial offices. Nearby attractions include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, Prudential Center and Red Bull Arena.[27]


The dean is Patrick E. Hobbs.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b Seton Hall University | Best Law School | US News
  2. ^ New Jersey Law School - Law Schools in New Jersey
  3. ^ a b Seton Hall | Law - History of Seton Hall Law
  4. ^ Seton Hall University, New Jersey
  5. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Fast Facts
  6. ^ Seton Hall Law School. "Seton Hall Law Incoming Class Fact Sheet". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Law School Admission Council (LSAC) (2008). "ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, Seton Hall University School of Law". LSAC. pp. 676–77. Retrieved 6 December 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Summer in Cairo
  9. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Zanzibar Study Abroad
  10. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Center for Policy and Research
  11. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Guantánamo Reports
  12. ^
  13. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Press Release
  14. ^ "Triple suicide at Guantanamo camp". BBC News. June 11, 2006. 
  15. ^ Seton Hall- US News Profile
  16. ^ Top Law Schools: 2010 Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings
  17. ^ Law Schools Report
  18. ^ Seton Hall Law School relaunches student newspaper after four-year hiatus |
  19. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Course Catalogue
  20. ^ "ABOUT". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  21. ^ "One Newark Center". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  22. ^ "One Newark Center". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  23. ^ Class A Office Space, Property Management, and Building Development in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Massachusetts
  24. ^ BCDC Newark: One Newark Center
  25. ^ a b Seton Hall Law Virtual Tour
  26. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Visit/Explore
  27. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Guest Information
  28. ^ a b c Alphabetical List of Members
  29. ^ National Governors Association
  30. ^ "Ex-Mayor of Hoboken Is Sentence in Corruption Case". The New York Times. August 5, 2010. 
  31. ^
  32. ^
  33. ^
  34. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Board of Visitors
  35. ^ Council of American Ambassadors > Members > Clay Constantinou
  36. ^ Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D)
  37. ^ "Donald DiFrancesco". Daily News (New York). 
  38. ^ "Thomas Greelish, 51, Former U.S. Attorney". The New York Times. June 25, 1991. 
  39. ^ The Sedona Conference
  40. ^ Office of the Mayor
  41. ^
  42. ^
  43. ^ Bart Oates
  44. ^
  45. ^ Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2001-2005
  46. ^ Charlie Rose - Richie Roberts
  47. ^
  48. ^ Bob Smith (D)
  49. ^ Sarnoff, David. "A Conversation with Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich". Fort Lee Patch. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 

External links[edit]