B.S.+ J.D. Diplomacy and Juris Doctorate
Seton Hall University offers a unique dual degree program for students to pursue an undergraduate degree in Diplomacy & International Relations and a Juris Doctorate through the Seton Hall University School of Law. This exciting six-year (3+3) dual degree program prepares students to excel, while establishing a foundation and education in a global perspective.
This program will allow students to earn two degrees in a streamlined sequence that saves time and money, allowing you to graduate with an edge from one of the nation's leading law schools.
Students will earn their law degree after enrolling as an undergraduate in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. This innovative program offers a cutting-edge curriculum focused on international relations, economics, history, ethics and mastering a foreign language. Close ties to the United Nations community give students unprecedented access to UN professionals. Student also have extensive opportunities to intern at places such as the United Nations, the Secret Service, for the World Food program and for Supreme Court Justices. Prominent guest speakers such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and countless heads of state and foreign dignitaries have come to campus to meet with our students. Plus, we offer a semester in Washington DC program and countless opportunities to study abroad.
Students enrolled in this program will have a unique opportunity and a distinct advantage, making them extremely competitive in the job market.
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In order to accommodate the required law courses, the standard undergraduate diplomacy and international relations curriculum is modified in the following manner:
- Diplomacy students must complete 90 undergraduate credits instead of 120.
- Sophomore year adjustment: waive 3 credits of free elective
- Junior year adjustment: waive 3 credits of practicum (DIPL 3111), 3 credits of diplomacy electives, and 6 credits of free electives
- Senior year adjustment: waive 3 credits of fourth year foreign language requirement, 3 credits of diplomacy electives, and 9 credits of free electives
How to Apply
Students apply for this program as an incoming freshmen and can complete the on-line Seton Hall application for admission or the Common Application and select the Law (3+3) program. To qualify for admission to this program students must meet the following criteria:
- Open to all students who meet the entrance requirement for the School of Diplomacy & International Relations.
Students who meet these criteria will be automatically admitted to the program provided their essay and recommendations are also strong. Once admitted to the program, students will have to maintain a 3.6 GPA at Seton Hall and earn an LSAT score at the 77th Percentile or higher, prior to the transition to the Law School.
The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think.
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