Study Abroad

Hofstra Law offers an exciting, ABA-approved summer study abroad program in Pisa, Italy. Hofstra Law also offers a three-week winter intersession study abroad program in Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean, in cooperation with the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law. New programs are in development and will be announced soon.

Please note that a student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Hofstra University may be considered enrollment at Hofstra for the purpose of applying for assistance under Title IV, HEA federal financial aid programs.

These programs are designed to introduce students to a broad array of transnational legal issues. Each program includes courses that focus on international or comparative law, as well as extensive interaction with local students, faculty and members of the local legal community. Faculty in our study abroad programs have frequently included U.S. Supreme Court justices and other highly distinguished jurists and law professors.

Students who attend Hofstra Law’s study abroad programs have a unique opportunity to gain a rich understanding of foreign legal institutions and to appreciate the cultural dimensions of lawyering in a global environment.

In addition to our study abroad program, we also offer a Global Legal Practice Externship Program, several exchange student opportunities (several through our membership in the European-American Consortium for Legal Education) and a fully online language development resource run in partnership with Rosetta Stone.

International and Comparative Law Summer and Winter Programs

Winter Program in Curaçao, The Dutch Caribbean
In cooperation with University of Baltimore School of Law and
Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law
Dates: December 18, 2014-January 8, 2015
Application deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014

Summer Abroad Program in Pisa, Italy
Co-sponsored by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Dates: May 17-30, 2015
Application deadline: Friday, April 24, 2015

Field Study Programs

Spring Cuba Field Study in Havana
Dates: April 3-11, 2015
Application deadline: Friday, February 6, 2015

Ecuador Field Study: Special Issues in International Environmental Law
Conducted in an eco-lodge, Casa Mojanda, in Otavalo, Ecuador

For further information about Hofstra Law’s study abroad programs, please contact:

Office of International Programs
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1210
Telephone: 516-463-0417
Fax: 516-463-1017