Tuition: For a full-time student entering this commode in Fall 2009, tuition was $21,000 per semester! Surely a stellar “legal education” from this prominent school is well worth $42K in tuition per year, right?! For part-time students, tuition is a mere $15,825 per semester. For $ome rea$on, the school does not provide an estimated cost on housing and living expenses. A mere oversight, I'm sure.
Ranking: The school is currently ranked - by US News & World Report - as the 77th most prestigious, amazing, phenomenal, and wonderful law school in the United States. It happens to share this sacred honor with 7 other toilets of law.
Employment Prospects: According to this supposed Career Services “Fact Sheet,” 94.74 percent of the Class of 2008 was (allegedly) employed within 9 months of graduation. Oh, and this was based off of a 100 percent response rate. (Yeah, sure 100 percent of the graduating class reported employment info to your office. And Halle Berry recently reported 100% satisfaction with yours truly.)
Judicial clerkships accounted for 39.51% of employed SHU grads in 2008! One wonders how many are clerking for Small Claims Court or at the Essex County General Equity Court – or at the Child Support Enforcement Division? With regards to government, the school is apparently counting SHU alums who are working as garbagemen for the City of Newark - to reach this figure. And perhaps, SHU grads who are unloading shipping containers in Newark Bay are also included in this statistic.
Look, the best this staff of nine men and women in the Career Services Office can do is land 39.51 percent of their recent graduating class into judicial clerkship toilets! What a great investment for the students, right?!
Okay, so the job prospects are not the best – unless you have a real passion and zeal for traffic court. But where else can you see a law school dean step up to the bowl and take over a struggling third tier college athletics program?
Yes, this paid advertisement/hagiography parading as a news article shows that Pat Hobbs is also “serving” as Athletic Director of SeTTon Hall. What devotion to the school, huh!?!
Yes, charging poor people $42K in annual law school tuition is moral, right, Steve Politi?!?! I seriously wonder just how much money switched hands between SeTTon Hall and The Star-Ledger (or the reporter).
Conclusion: Do not attend this school. Just perform a Google search on this fesTTering TToileTT – see what comes up. The school charges too much in tuition and its graduates will be competing – in a RIDICULOUSLY over-saturated legal market - against JDs from MUCH better schools. Top law schools in the region include: Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Penn and Cornell. Going to Seton Hall and expecting to compete for Biglaw is analogous to someone weighing 230 pounds and expecting to win the Miss America Pageant.
A student at this dump could easily land $165K in the hole. This means, you will likely need to take out private loans to pay for your “legal education.” If this is the best school you can get into - and you simply MUST be an attorney – I suggest you re-take the LSAT and apply to local, public schools.