News and Events

  • June 2013: In cooperation with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Hofstra Law hosts the “Training the Lawyer to Represent the Whole Family” program.
  • April 2013: Hofstra Law partners with the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children to host the New York State Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court.
  • November 2012: Hofstra Law hosts the conference “Immigrants and the Family Court: Policies, Practice and Systemic Change.”
  • July 2012: Hofstra Law hosts the Nassau County Youth Court volunteer appreciation dinner and mock hearing. The Nassau County Youth Court is a program that allows adolescents to adjudicate low-level criminal offenses committed by their peers.
  • June 2012: Professor Andrew Schepard receives the John E. VanDuzer Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. The award recognizes outstanding contributions and/or achievements by members of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
  • June 2012: Franca Sachs receives the Making a Difference for Women Award from Soroptimist International of Nassau County.
  • April 2012: Hofstra Law hosts the awards ceremony for the Hempstead High School Mock Trial Team. The team was established in 2008 with support and coaching assistance from Hofstra Law students.
  • April 2012: Hofstra Law hosts the Getting Beyond the System (GBS) graduation ceremony. The GBS seminar, taught by Hofstra Law students, aims to assist local disadvantaged youth by imparting critical decision-making skills that will enable them to become their own best advocates and plan for their future success.
  • April 2012: Professor Andrew Schepard receives the David A. Diamond Distinguished Public Service Award from the Hofstra Law Public Justice Foundation.
  • March 2012: CAF Fellows attend the National Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships — Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court.