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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Loyola-Chicago, Mitchell Hamline, And Seton Hall Offer Weekend J.D. Programs

LoyolaKathleen Boozang (Dean, Seton Hall), Seton Hall Law Offers New Weekend JD Program:

Seton Hall Law has always prided itself on making law school accessible to working professionals. Some of our most successful and prestigious alumni attended Seton Hall School part-time, after a full day of work. We are proud to continue this tradition of access with the launch of our weekend JD program. The weekend program is the only one of its kind in the East and one of only a few offered nationwide.  [Loyola-Chicago and Mitchell Hamline also offer weekend JD programs.]

Seton Hall Law’s part-time weekend program will begin in the fall of 2017. Classes will be taught by the same outstanding professors who teach in the full-time division. The weekend classes will be held at the Law School’s Newark campus on alternate weekends over eight weekends each semester. The curriculum is enhanced by self-directed activities and discussions with professors and classmates via Seton Hall Law’s online learning platform. ...

Scheduling will enable weekend students to have the full spectrum of co-curricular opportunities open to full-time students, including law journals, moot court and mock trial programs, and student service and professional organizations. This weekend offering is an extension of Seton Hall Law’s investment in tailoring the law school experience to the individual student’s schedule and career aspirations.

We know the challenges of earning a JD while holding a full-time job. We have put a tremendous amount of thought in this new approach to part-time law school, and really believe that this approach will ensure working professionals can more easily balance family, career and law school. We are always looking to provide students the best law school experience. We think this is a great option for the working professional.”

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