Seton Hall Law’s John Jacobi Named One of New Jersey’s Top 10 Healthcare Policy Analysts and Experts

January 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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jacobi-176x220_1NJ Spotlight has named Seton Hall Law Professor John Jacobi one of New Jersey’s top ten healthcare policy experts.

Reporter Andrew Kitchenman writes:


Jacobi is the state’s foremost expert on the intersection of health law and policy, and he knows state government from the inside and out, having served in Gov. Jon Corzine’s counsel’s office. Jacobi’s research outlined many of the challenges and opportunities of having a state-based health insurance exchange. While Gov. Chris Christie opted against it, Jacobi remains a top voice on health law and policy.

The complete list is here.


Graduate Certificate Program in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance to Start Again, October 7, 2012

Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy starts classes again on October 7th for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance. The priority application date is September 24, 2012.

The Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance is a non-degree program designed for individuals who seek in-depth knowledge about legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Taught exclusively online, it offers students nationwide a targeted immersion in key substantive issues along with the practical skills necessary to research and communicate effectively about the law.

The intensive program is geared to busy professionals who want to cover a significant amount of material in a relatively short period of time. The program is open to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of mid- to senior-level professionals in the health care industry, but highly motivated students from other backgrounds are also welcome to apply. It is not necessary to have prior academic or work experience in health care in order to do well in the program.

Additional information and registration is available here.

Why study pharmaceutical and medical device law at Seton Hall School of Law?

Seton Hall Law School has specialized in health law for more than a decade, and its health law program is consistently ranked among the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  The Law School’s health law faculty specialize in a wide range of health law topics, including healthcare organizations, nonprofit governance, healthcare financing, healthcare fraud and abuse, food and drug law, research with human subjects, genetics and the law, public health law, and bioethics.  In addition to training future lawyers, Seton Hall Law offers a Master’s of Science in Jurisprudence degree for individuals working in the health care industry, as well as an innovative compliance certification program for pharmaceutical and medical device professionals.  Seton Hall Law is also a center for scholarship and public policy development related to health care, particularly through its Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, whose mission is to foster informed dialogue among policymakers, consumer advocates, the medical profession, and industry.


Online Graduate Certificate Programs

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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online_graduate_certificateThe next sessions for the Seton Hall Law Online Graduate Certificate Programs will commence in February 2012. These 8-week non-degree programs are designed for individuals who seek a greater understanding of key aspects of the health care field.

The Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance Program will begin on February 12, addressing the legal, regulatory and ethical issues related to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Priority application deadline is January 26.

The Health and Hospital Law Program will commence online on February 26 and offers an exploration of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues regarding health care delivery. Priority application deadline is February 2.

Click here to learn more about these programs and apply. For information, please contact Helen Cummings, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, at or call 973-642-8380.


Introducing Professor Zack Buck to Health Reform Watch

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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zack-buck_41We are pleased to introduce and welcome Professor Zack Buck to Health Reform Watch. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor here at Seton Hall Law and specializes in various health law topics, focused primarily on issues surrounding mental health law and public health law. Professor Buck teaches health law courses, including mental health law and healthcare fraud and abuse. He holds a J.D. from the University Pennsylvania Law School (2009), a Masters of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania (2009), and a B.A. with highest distinction, in Political Science and Journalism, from Miami University (2006). Prior to joining Seton Hall, Professor Buck was a litigation associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. He is a member of the bar of Illinois (2009) and is a former legal writing instructor at Penn Law (2008-09).

His first post, ACA Litigation, Implications for Medicaid and Mental Health Care, may be found below.


Strategies for Compliance Professionals: Honing Your Decision-Making Skills

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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hcc-workshop-register_1Don’t miss a rare opportunity to participate in real-world exercises and get feedback from recognized healthcare compliance leaders from Merck, Eisai, Johnson &Johnson, Siemens, Epstein Becker & Green, and Ropes & Gray.


This single-day advanced level training workshop is designed for health care compliance (HCC) professionals wishing to strengthen their analytic and communication skills and foster decision-making capacity.


Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn to respond to challenging problems and carry out appropriate corrective action effectively.  Participants will work in teams and some pre-work is required.


  • Participate in a unique professional development opportunity designed for HCC professionals seeking to hone analytical, problem solving, and presentation skills.
  • Enhance your understanding of the legal, ethical and professional standards that apply to HCC professionals.
  • Enrich your professional profile and aid in your professional advancement.
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation to a panel of industry experts, including from Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, Eisai, Epstein, Becker & Green, who will provide constructive feedback.


Legal and compliance professionals working for pharmaceutical, medical device and bio companies.


$275 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)
To register, please go here.


  • 8:30: Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-12:00 Morning Session:

– Presentation I: Understanding Your Responsibilities as a HCC Professional
– Presentation II: An Analytical Method for HCC Decision-making
– Group Exercise Instructions
– Overview of Case Studies and Participant Q&A

  • 12:00-12:30 Working Lunch
  • 12:30-4:30 Afternoon Session

– Team Exercises: case review; identification and analysis of issues & applicable standards;
– Development of Recommendations & Presentation to Management Board
– Team Presentations to Management Board
– Management Board’s Critique of Team presentations

  • 4:30 Awarding of Certificates and Conclusion

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