Second Year of the Full-Time J.D. Program

Many returning 2Ls bring with them legal experience gained in a summer position working for public-service and not-for-profit organizations. Others return informed by their studies abroad through one of the global learning opportunities at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. However the summer is spent, the hope is that 2Ls return to campus refreshed, energized and ready to succeed in a busy second year of law school.

For those students who are selected for one of Hofstra Law’s law journals, there is the work of putting together the year’s first issues. Other students become involved with Moot Court and their role in carrying on Hofstra Law’s tradition of success in regional, national and international competitions. Many plunge back into student-run activities, whether fundraising in support of summer internships or helping to meet the needs of underserved communities through pro bono work.

With career goals now in sharper focus, the Externship Program and the offerings of the Professional Success and Leadership Development Program become even more of a priority. All 2Ls begin to consider their future and seek counsel from faculty and the professionals in the Office of Career Services. They also take advantage of the many opportunities to meet with, and learn from, members of Hofstra Law’s alumni network.