Active involvement with student organizations and journals at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is critical to your development as a well-rounded professional.
Student organizations offer opportunities to hone and demonstrate many skills that are highly desired by employers, including leadership, team building, communication and creative problem-solving. Student organizations that are practice-area-focused also present you with opportunities to learn more about these different areas of practice.
Membership on one of Hofstra Law’s journals provides the opportunity to develop, among many other things, your research, writing and critical-thinking skills.
Participation in a student organization or on a journal also offers extensive networking opportunities with Hofstra Law alumni and other legal professionals.
Dispute Resolution Society
The Dispute Resolution Society (DRS) is a student organization committed to promoting interest in alternative dispute resolution and giving students opportunities to explore career possibilities in the field. Through programs, events and connecting with other students, faculty, alumni and practitioners, the DRS helps students understand the tremendous value of ADR as an effective and efficient alternative to traditional litigation.
The Hofstra Law Review is a student-run scholarly journal of general scope published quarterly and is recognized as a leading journal in the legal community. Law Review members are responsible for soliciting articles from legal scholars, considering unsolicited manuscripts for publication, editing published works and maintaining the reputation of the Hofstra Law Review for timely publication of articles that expand the frontiers of legal scholarship. New members are selected on the basis of grades and performance in the writing competition conducted at the end of the academic year.