Seton Hall University School of Law

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Official Guide to ABA-Approved JD Programs


The JD Program

Seton Hall Law supports each student in finding her unique professional path, and then works to ensure that the student graduates into employment that will achieve his aspirations.  Seton Hall Law faculty and administration seek lifetime engagement, enabling and empowering graduates to achieve their professional goals, recognizing the limitless opportunities a Seton Hall Law degree offers. The loyalty of the Seton Hall graduate is uncommonly strong and speaks volumes about who we are.

Weekend JD

What many prospective law students truly seek when looking for a law school online is flexibility -- the ability to take courses at their own particular pace or on their own particular schedule. This need for flexibility is often motivated by career or family obligations. ”9-to-5” no longer describes most jobs in this country. Add to the work day family dinners, childcare needs and other unpredictable demands and it is clear to see the need for more flexibility in ABA-approved law school programs.   

"I am eternally grateful that Seton Hall Law offered the Weekend program at a time when I was unsure if I could go through with law school in the evenings. I know students have done the evening program for years but doing so with two children was not an option for me."

GERARD GREEN, J.D. '21

Seton Hall provides a hybrid JD option that may provide the best work-school-life balance for you. Prospective law students may earn their JD degrees in Seton Hall Law School's part-time weekend format. Courses are taught by the same talented professors who teach in our full-time division. When students in the part-time weekend program are not in the classroom they engage with teachers and peers through the use of technology. This flexible program empowers students to self-direct a portion of their learning experience where and when it fits into their lives. And, the Weekend JD is ABA-approved. A graduate of an ABA-approved school can sit for the bar examination in every state of the country, exponentially increasing your job opportunities upon graduation.  

How it works

You’ll attend classes on alternating weekends. During your first two years, you can anticipate being on campus 8:30-5:00 on Saturday and 9:00 to 2:15 on Sunday. Class work takes place over eight weekends each semester with one additional weekend for final exams. 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. After the first two years, course scheduling becomes even more flexible. You can continue the alternating weekend format, incorporate some weekday or evening classes, and take up to 15 credits entirely online.

Center for Social Justice (Clinical Opportunities)

The commitment to serve the community through clinical legal education developed further over the years, and in 1991, Seton Hall Law School established the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) as a public interest law firm for the disadvantaged and underrepresented.

The Center for Social Justice is home to most the Law School’s clinical programs as well as the Pro Bono Service Program. Students who will be entering their final year of law school can apply to participate in one of the CSJ clinics. Working closely with experienced faculty in small classes, our clinic students provide valuable legal services to clients throughout New Jersey and beyond.  The CSJ undertakes a combination of individual client representation, impact litigation, and public policy advocacy to pursue justice for our clients and the community.  Students also write reports and community education materials, manage social media sites, and offer Know Your Rights presentations to help educate individuals on their legal rights.

Law students can work with the Center for Social Justice starting in their first year of Law School by volunteering with the Pro Bono Service Program.  We help students find a placement that matches their interests, fosters the skills they seek to develop, addresses a community need, and fits with their schedule.  For example, students can volunteer with a 3-hour legal clinic to help pro se litigants with a housing or consumer law case or they can research complex statutory changes and evaluate legislative reform.

The Center for Social Justice trains law students to become legal professionals who effect positive and lasting change.  We are committed to the pursuit of equitable treatment for all, through cases and advocacy that challenge systemic racism and seek just outcomes for our clients.  We invite all Seton Hall Law students to join us on this mission.

Student Life

Student Organizations

  1. American Constitution Society (ACS)

  2. Arab Law Students Association

  3. Arts Law Society

  4. Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

  5. Black Law Students' Association (BLSA)

  6. Christian Legal Fellowship

  7. Corporate Law Society (CLS)

  8. Criminal Law Society

  9. Cybersecurity & Privacy Society

  10. Dance

  11. Seton Hall Law Democratic Society

  12. Dispute Resolution Society

  13. Employment Law Forum (ELF)

  14. Entertainment & Sports Law Society (ESLS)

  15. Environmental Law Society (ELS)

  16. Evening Student Forum

  17. Family Law Society

  18. Federalist Society

  19. First Generation Law Students Association

  20. Haiti Rule of Law (HROL)

  21. Health Law Forum

  22. Immigration Law Society

  23. Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA)

  24. International Law Society (ILS)

  25. Interscholastic Moot Court Board

  26. Irish American Law Students Association (IALSA)

  27. Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

  28. LAMBDA Law Alliance

  29. Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)

  30. Litigation Society

  31. Master of Science in Jurisprudence Organization (MSJ)

  32. Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)

  33. National Lawyers Guild

  34. Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

  35. Public Interest Network (PIN)

  36. Real Estate Law Society

  37. Rodino Society

  38. Seton Hall Law Republicans

  39. Sports Club

  40. St. Thomas More Society

  41. Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

  42. Student Bar Association

  43. Student Outreach Society (SOS)

  44. Student Veterans Association

  45. Tax Law Society (TLS)

  46. Urban Education Law & Policy Initiative (UELPI)

  47. Women's Law Forum (WLF)

Living in Newark

Only 15 miles from New York City, enjoy a vibrant and culturally diverse city with easy access to major attractions such as: Times Square, Jersey Shore, Atlantic City Boardwalk, and Pocono Mountains. Newark is also home to the New Jersey Devils (NHL), NY Red Bulls (MLS), and Seton Hall Pirates Basketball (NCAA). 

Career Placement and Bar Passage

Seton Hall Law students graduate practice-ready with a professional network in place, securing a competitive edge in an evolving legal marketplace. 2020 graduates boast a 94% total employment rate, and the National Law Journal ranked Seton Hall among the Top 20 nationally for job placement. Furthermore, 89.4% of the Class of 2020 passed the Bar Exam on the first attempt.

Learn more about career placement and bar passage at Seton Hall Law

Tuition and Aid

Expense Cost
Tuition
$58,472.00
Fees
$1,680.00
Expected Cost of Attendance
$82,830.00

Admission Decisions: Beyond the Numbers

At Seton Hall Law, we take a holistic approach to the application process. We will consider all parts of the application including: academic profile (LSAT/GRE and UGPA), graduate GPA, letters of recommendations, resume, personal statements, addendums, etc. We are looking for students who will be a good fit for our collaborative culture and who are academically capable of handling the rigors of law school. 

Learn more about admission at Seton Hall Law

Admitted Applicant Profile

25-75% UGPA Range at Seton Hall:

3.31 to 3.79

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Seton Hall:

154 to 160

120
135
150
165
180

25-75% UGPA Range at Seton Hall:

3.31 to 3.79

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Seton Hall:

154 to 160

120
135
150
165
180

25-75% UGPA Range at Seton Hall:

3.31 to 3.79

2.00
2.58
3.16
3.74
4.33

25-75% LSAT Score Range at Seton Hall:

154 to 160

120
135
150
165
180

Contact Information

Office of Admissions, One Newark Center,
Newark, NJ 07102-5210,
United States