Seton Hall University

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1 Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102

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#68 Best Law Schools


#33 in Part-time Law

Law School Overview

The School of Law at Seton Hall University has an application deadline of April 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Seton Hall University is $65. The part-time program application fee at the School of Law at Seton Hall University is $65. Its tuition is full-time: $49,070 per year and part-time: $37,012 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 13.6:1. The School of Law at Seton Hall University has 93 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

When studying at the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, N.J., students are only a train ride away from New York City and Wall Street. Students are encouraged to complete externships for academic credit, with school-coordinated opportunities including judicial externships, IRS externships, entertainment industry externships, and European court externships.

All law students participate in a skills curriculum, which provides hands-on training in small class settings. In addition, J.D. students may be able to get practical experience through centers operated by Seton Hall Law School, including the Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law and Policy, the Center for Social Justice, the Gibbons Institute for Law, Science, and Technology, and the Center for Religiously Affiliated Corporations.  Students are able to focus their studies in healthcare law—a program for which Seton Hall is highly ranked—or intellectual property law.

Outside of class, students may consider participating in a number of student organizations, including the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Arts Law Society, and the Health Law Forum. There are also several student legal journals at Seton Hall: the Seton Hall Law Review, the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, the Legislative Journal, and the Circuit Review. For students interested in spending time outside of the northeastern United States, Seton Hall Law coordinates study abroad experiences in Cairo, Geneva, and other locations.

In addition to its legal training programs, Seton Hall Law School offers an M.S.J. (master of science in jurisprudence) in Health, Science & Technology Law, a program for students who want to use principles of the law in their careers without becoming lawyers.

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Year founded 1951
Public/private Private
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee $65
Admissions phone (888) 415-7271
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 93
Student-faculty ratio 13.6:1
Total faculty 106

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 477
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 309


Tuition and fees

full-time: $49,070 per year
part-time: $37,012 per year

Room and board $13,950


Employed at graduation2 56.4%
Median private sector starting salary $124,600
Median public service starting salary $43,437


Total volumes and volume equivalents 456,886

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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