Life on Campus

Few, if any, law schools can match the combination of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s green, 240-acre campus and its easy access to New York City, the hub of the world’s legal profession. Students living on campus in graduate housing enjoy a setting that is home to a nationally recognized arboretum, yet is less than an hour by train from Manhattan.

The campus provides all the amenities of a leading university and several that are unique to Hofstra, such as a bird sanctuary. The campus abuts Long Island’s “downtown” of Mitchel Field, home to the New York Islanders, Museum Row, hotels, and business- and law-office centers. This area is flanked by Roosevelt Field, one of the country’s largest upscale shopping malls, and Eisenhower Park, a 930-acre public space that boasts a golf course that hosted the P.G.A. Championship, one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S. and a full range of athletic and family activities.

Farther afield on Long Island are the famed public beaches of the South Shore at Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park — minutes by car or bus from campus. To the north are harbor villages and parks that make up Long Island’s Gold Coast, made famous in The Great Gatsby. To the east are the wineries of the North Fork and the famous Hamptons and Montauk resorts of the South Fork.

And of course, a day or evening in New York City is one of Hofstra’s main attractions. Manhattan offers some of the greatest culture in the world, whether it is visiting renowned museums, taking in Broadway shows, strolling fine boutiques on Madison Avenue, exploring Central Park or sampling the many different cuisines from the finest restaurants and hidden deli treasures. All of this is just a 40-minute train ride from Hofstra’s campus.