This program allows students at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University to serve as apprentices for state and federal judges for a semester. For approximately 12 to 15 hours per week during the fall or spring semester (or a minimum of 200 hours during the summer), judicial externs research, write memoranda, observe court proceedings and discuss cases with the judges.
Through conferences with judges, students gain insight into the effectiveness of litigation techniques and the practical effects of the judicial system. Students are supervised by their judges and by Hofstra Law program directors. Faculty directors hold weekly seminars.