Program Overview

Program Overview

Program staff provide Child and Family Advocacy Fellows with mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout their three years at Hofstra Law. Fellows are invited to attend various program events, participate in a public service project of the Center for Children, Families and the Law and meet regularly with program staff and other fellows.

As part of the program, fellows are required to complete two 10-week summer internships after their first and second years. Internships enable students to integrate the practical experience of full-time work with their formal legal training, and fellows have had the opportunity to work with judges, legal service organizations and district attorneys’ offices.

For three years after graduation, fellows are expected to use their specialized training to represent the legal interests of children and families.

For further information, please contact Franca Sachs or Professor Andrew Schepard.

“Our Child and Family Advocacy Fellows become future leaders by helping one child and family at a time through our clinics and externships and by working on important public-policy projects.”

— Professor Andrew Schepard, Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law

    For More Information

    Contact Professor Andrew Schepard or
    Franca Sachs, Executive Director of Pro Bono, Externship and Fellowship Programs

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