Seton Hall University School of Law

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Seton Hall University School of Law
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Type Private
Established 1951
President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban
Dean Kathleen M. Boozang
Academic staff
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, according to the U.S. News & World Report Rankings, is the top-ranked[1] of the three law schools in the state.[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 2014, 169 students matriculated to the law school, a slight increase over 166 in 2013.[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 2016, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the school 63rd in the nation.[15]The school's health law program is currently ranked 7th by US News & World Report.[16]

The 2014 Above the Law (blog) ranked the school 40th out of the top 50 law schools in the nation.[17]


According to Seton Hall University School of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 68.9% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[18] Seton Hall University School of Law's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 15.2%,[19] indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation, 10% of which were unemployed.[18] 75% of students graduating from Seton Hall University School of Law earn less than $63,000 9 months after graduation, and the mean salary is $63,962 (excluding unemployed and unreported salaries).[20]


The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Seton Hall University School of Law for the 2013-2014 academic year is $72,394.[21] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $270,497.[22]


Seton Hall School of Law is currently the only law school in NJ with an active newspaper, The Cross Examiner.[23] The school produces four journals: Circuit Review, Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Legislative Journal, and the Seton Hall Law Review.[24]


One Newark Center
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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)[25]
Design and construction
Architect Grad Associates

At One Newark Center, the Law School and several academic centers of the University are housed in a 22-story building in Downtown Newark completed in 1991.[30] 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).[31] 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.[32]


The dean is Kathleen M. Boozang.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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" (PDF). LSAC. pp. 676–77. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  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
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  13. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Press Release
  14. ^ "Triple suicide at Guantanamo camp". BBC News. June 11, 2006. 
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ Seton Hall- US News Profile
  17. ^ Seton Hall- Above the law top 50 law school ranking
  18. ^ a b "Employment Statistics" (PDF). 
  19. ^ "Seton Hall University School of Law Profile". 
  20. ^ "Salaries". 
  21. ^ "Tuition and Expenses". 
  22. ^ "Seton Hall University School of Law Profile". 
  23. ^ Seton Hall Law School relaunches student newspaper after four-year hiatus |
  24. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Course Catalogue
  25. ^ "ABOUT". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  26. ^ "One Newark Center". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  27. ^ "One Newark Center". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  28. ^ Class A Office Space, Property Management, and Building Development in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Massachusetts
  29. ^ BCDC Newark: One Newark Center
  30. ^ a b Seton Hall Law Virtual Tour
  31. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Visit/Explore
  32. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Guest Information
  33. ^ a b c Alphabetical List of Members
  34. ^ National Governors Association
  35. ^ "Ex-Mayor of Hoboken Is Sentence in Corruption Case". The New York Times. August 5, 2010. 
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  39. ^ Seton Hall | Law - Board of Visitors
  40. ^ Council of American Ambassadors > Members > Clay Constantinou
  41. ^ Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D)
  42. ^ "Donald DiFrancesco". Daily News (New York). 
  43. ^ "Thomas Greelish, 51, Former U.S. Attorney". The New York Times. June 25, 1991. 
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  50. ^ Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2001-2005
  51. ^ Charlie Rose - Richie Roberts
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  53. ^ Bob Smith (D)
  54. ^ Sarnoff, David. "A Conversation with Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich". Fort Lee Patch. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 

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