About Hofstra Law

To the students, alumni, faculty and staff of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, the law is not just something to be studied — it is to be lived. It informs our careers, our lives and our interactions with fellow citizens. It is the means by which we make an impact in the world.

Courts, law firms and employers recognize the significance of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Hofstra Law, or a degree from our joint J.D./M.B.A. and J.D./M.P.H. programs, because they know our graduates are renowned for their legal knowledge, preparedness and poise.

Our curriculum evolves every year to address changes in the law and practice, as when we recently became one of the first law schools in the country to institute a required first-year course in transnational law. Our students have long been involved in clinics, fellowships, externships and pro bono opportunities that give them real attorney experience — practicing alongside veteran lawyers — before they’ve graduated. After embarking on their career of choice, lawyers still come to Hofstra Law to further their development with programs such as the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Studies or Family Law.

Hofstra Law is home to approximately 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members, 51 administrators and a distinguished full-time faculty of 46 full-time professors, 6 visiting professors and nearly 60 adjunct professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field.

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association. Further information about the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association can be obtained from the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar:

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Bar Passage Rate: July 2012

First-TimersTookPass% PassFail
Hofstra Law 307 252 82.1% 55

Bar Passage Rate: February 2012

First-TimersTookPass% PassFail
Hofstra Law 23 17 73.9% 6

Bar Passage Rate: July 2011

First-TimersTookPass% PassFail
Hofstra Law 251 203 80.9% 48