I was also admitted to Seton Hall with a pretty solid scholarship (35k/yr), top 50% requirement (~3.0), and at first I was totally opposed to attending (my other option was Cardozo at sticker), but after researching the schools, I was more equivocal and I think I might be able to give kind of a balanced view of Seton Hall.
- Career Prospects: I agree with previous posts that you basically have to be at the top 10% to get a decent job. And even still, you're most likely to end up working in NJ. So, from an investment perspective, definitely don't attend at sticker or if you think that you won't be able to renew your merit scholarship.
-- Also, I'll add as a side note that they have a strict grade-point cutoff for OCI. Some schools have flexibility in grades (i.e. they sometimes have a lottery for some positions to help students at or below the median, or they have guidelines to help balance career prospects, but they are stricter about this at Seton Hall -- though not to say that other schools are good at this).
- Merit Scholarships: I had not heard that they put students with merit scholarships in the same section, so I can't comment on that. But I did hear that about 70% of students keep their scholarships (from admissions, so take that with a grain of salt). Also, information on their curve can be found at: http://law.shu.edu/Students/academics/e ... Curves.cfm
- Legal Education: From the research I did, the same percentage of professors at Seton Hall attended the same universities (60% from Havard, Yale, Columbia or NYU) as attended other schools I looked into (mainly Cardozo), which may speak to the experience of faculty and legal education, etc. Also, about 70% of their classes are taught by full-time faculty (v. adjuncts), which is higher than at other schools. They also have a lower student:faculty ratio than other similarly placed schools.
- Law Review: Seton Hall only has 4 journals, which is fewer than at other similarly competitive schools, and also means that it's harder to get on to (1% grade on and the other seats are filled with grades/writing competition. Total of 30 seats on LR). The school also has fewer clinical programs and are primarily based in Newark, so not as helpful for networking as one might hope.
I hope that this helps give you some prospective on Seton Hall and helps you make your decision. Best of luck!