Professor of Law

Professor Defeis joined the faculty of Seton Hall Law School in 1971 and was Dean from 1983 to 1988. She is widely respected international expert on human rights, rule of law, democracy and constitution building, electoral reform and standards for independence of the judiciary. Her expertise has been requested by governments and intergovernmental institutions including the OSCE and the United Nations.

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Programs and
Research Centers

Off-Campus Opportunities

Seton Hall Law offers students a comprehensive selection of off-campus opportunities for building upon their classroom experience in the area of international law. Here are a few of those opportunities.


Externships immerse Seton Hall Law students in the experience of the practice of law. Here are just some of the externship opportunities available to our students.

Center for Social Justice

International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project

Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program at the European Court of Justice

Samuel J. Heyman Public Service Fellowship

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in New York

To review the full listing of externship opportunities, please see the Externship Program Guide.

Study Abroad Programs

Seton Hall Law’s study abroad programs offer students with an interest in international law and policy the opportunity to study issues with leading experts and to explore life around the globe.

Cairo Summer Program in International and Comparative Law

The Leuven-Geneva Program in Health, Intellectual Property and International Law

The Jordan Summer Program

Zanzibar Winter Intersection on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking