Seton Hall Law School

The Seton Hall University School of Law is part of Seton Hall University, the Catholic University of New Jersey, and is located in downtown Newark. Seton Hall Law School is one of only three Law schools in New Jersey and is the only private law school in the state. The Seton Hall University School of Law founded in 1951. It is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1951 and is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.shu.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admitme@shu.edu
Location (Location) Newark, NJ
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1951
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 65
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 156
Median GPA : 3.42
Acceptance Rate : 49%


Seton Hall Law School Admissions

Seton Hall Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 49% of its applicants. Comparatively, Setonhall is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 1544 751 (48.64%) 151 (9.8%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.12 3.42 3.68
LSAT 153 156 159

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $51,018 $51,018
Part Time $38,474 $38,474
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $22,562
Living at home: $11,150

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $65

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Seton Hall Law School Community

Seton Hall Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Setonhall is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 35
  • Part Time : 53

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 40
  • # Minority Faculty : 10

RATIO

15.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Seton Hall Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Seton Hall University 1L section size is 43% smaller than law schools in New Jersey and 17% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Seton Hall Law School: 176
New Jersey Average: 252
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 879
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 109
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 165
  • Law Journals : 148
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 12.6%
  • Second Year : 0.6%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Seton Hall Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Seton Hall University class of 2016 had an employment rate of 93% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2016, 96.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 29.0%
  • Business: 18.0%
  • Government: 5.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 0.0%
  • New Jersey: 71%
  • New York: 20%
  • California: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 96.3%
  • First Time Takers: 269
  • Average School: 83.0%
  • Average State: 75.8%
  • Pass Difference: 7.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New Jersey : 75.8%
  • Passed : 215 of 259 (83.0%)
  • State Average : 75.8%
  • Difference : 7.2%