Seton Hall University School of Law
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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 of the two law schools in the state. 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).
|Seton Hall University School of Law|
|Parent school||Seton Hall University|
|Dean||Kathleen M. Boozang|
Newark, New Jersey|
|Bar pass rate||87.4%|
|Website||Seton Hall Law School|
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. The school was also fully accredited by the American Bar Association in that same year.
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.
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.
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.
Center for Policy and ResearchEdit
According to a study published by the Center for Policy and Research on December 7, 2009 titled "Death in Camp Delta," 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.
Employment and Bar PassageEdit
According to Seton Hall University School of Law's official 2015 ABA-required disclosures, more than 95% of the Class of 2015 were employed 10 months after graduation. 90 percent were employed in jobs that were JD-required or preferred.
90 percent of students passed the bar exam in New Jersey, compared to a state average of 73 percent. 86 percent passed the bar exam in New York, compared to a state average of 79 percent. A large proportion of Seton Hall graduates work as judicial clerks for one year after graduation, after which they generally enter private practice. In 2014, the average starting salary (not counting end of year bonuses) for the 93 percent of the class who were employed was $62,000. For those working in Private practice or business, the average salary was approximately $80,000, not counting end of year bonuses.
Before scholarships or grants, in 2015-2016 full-time annual tuition at Seton Hall law school was $51,000 and part-time tuition was $38,000. However, 72% of students received grants or scholarships (80 percent of full-time students), and more than 40% of students received scholarships covering more than half of the tuition (more than 50 percent of full-time students).
The median grant amount was $25,000 for full-time students and $14,000 for part-time students, bringing net-tuition (tuition less scholarship and grants) students receiving the median grant amount to $26,000 for full-time students and $24,000 for part-time students.
|One Newark Center|
|Roof||99 m (325 ft)|
|Floor area||633,000 sq ft (58,800 m2)|
|Design and construction|
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. 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). 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.
The dean is Kathleen M. Boozang.
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