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.