Seton Hall adds compliance concentration

Seton Hall Law has added a J.D. concentration in Compliance law.

“Compliance is the fastest-growing area of corporate law and business practice, especially in such highly regulated fields as health and life sciences, financial services and cybersecurity,” said Professor Stephen J. Lubben. “Increasingly, corporations call on compliance attorneys to develop and implement policies, systems, and processes to ensure the organization adheres to legal rules and industry standards while pursuing its strategic objectives.”

Seton Hall said it offers more compliance-related education and training programs than any other law school in the nation. These include a Master of Science in Jurisprudence with a concentration in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance, a variety of online graduate certificates in pharmaceutical and medical device law and the life sciences, and one-week Healthcare Compliance Certification programs conducted several times during the year in locations around the globe including Newark, San Francisco, Paris and Prague.

“Seton Hall Law has been at the forefront of compliance education and training for both attorneys and compliance professionals for over a decade,” said Kathleen M. Boozang, Associate Dean for Strategic Advancement and the founder of the Law School’s Compliance education program. “It was a natural evolution shaped by the industries within our region.”

New Jersey is home to the world’s largest concentration of pharmaceutical companies, and Seton Hall Law is located within the nucleus of the world’s financial services center

“We’ve trained thousands of law students and practicing professionals, who are now compliance leaders throughout the world,” she said. “Our experience enables us to deliver an incomparable compliance education to our students. Creating a concentration will enable us to signal to prospective employers which of our graduates has experienced our rigorous compliance education.”

The J.D. concentration in Compliance will guide students through an in-depth examination of various aspects of business and corporate law. Required courses will teach compliance skills in addition to the core laws that ensure strong corporate governance, ethics and sustainability. In addition, students can pursue electives including finance, information privacy, cybersecurity, and human resources.

 “The J.D. concentration in Compliance is ideal for a student who wants to pursue business law within a company or law firm, or wants to be more involved in the business side of things in a corporate or consulting setting,” said Professor Timothy P. Glynn, who teaches in the areas of corporate and employment law. “Our J.D. concentration seeks to give students a portfolio of employment options in highly regulated industries.”