Seton Hall Law School

General Info

Seton Hall University logo

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

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 2028 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

Seton Hall Law School Admissions Predictor Tool

What are your chances for admission to Seton Hall Law School? Register now to find out!

Already a member? Log In

Seton Hall Law School COMPARISON TOOL

Seton Hall Law School

Seton Hall Law School logo
See how Seton Hall Law School compares to other schools.
Select another school to compare to Seton Hall Law School.

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.

Student body

Student Gender Chart will load here!
Student Race Chart will load here!

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 35
  • Part Time: 53


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


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 Law School 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 Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 93% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

School Employment Chart will load here!

In 2023, 96.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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%