Summer courses give law students an opportunity to satisfy graduation requirements or to lighten their course load during the school year. The courses are in the evening and we offer intensive skills courses. View the full list of summer courses.
The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Summer Skills Institute is open to all law students and lawyers looking to receive intensive skills training. The emphasis throughout this program is on active participation, resulting in immediate individualized feedback from practicing lawyers, judges and Hofstra Law’s outstanding faculty. Classes are scheduled between May and August, and many last a week or less. Students and lawyers will be awarded between one and three credits per class.
Gain a new perspective on the American and European legal systems by studying at a renowned European university this summer in Pisa, Italy. Through an intensive two-week course of study, the Pisa program aims to introduce students to the different kinds of nonjudicial methods used to resolve commercial disputes in the international context. Participants earn 3 credits by taking courses taught by Professors Julian Ku and Giovanni Comande. This year’s courses are: Introduction to International Commercial Dispute Resolution (2 credits), and Alternative Dispute Resolution in an Information Society (1 credit).
Hofstra Law’s Externship Program is designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain substantive legal experience, under the direct supervision and guidance of an experienced attorney. Students receive academic credit while getting hands-on experience in courtrooms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and in other legal placements. For more information, contact Franca Sachs, executive director of pro bono, externship and fellowship programs, at 516-463-0386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Those individuals who are not currently enrolled at Hofstra or at another law school who are interested in auditing classes during the summer should contact Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Gundlach at Jennifer.Gundlach@hofstra.edu. There will be a charge of $875 per credit.
Registration begins at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. All courses are charged at the per-credit rate of $1,675 (except for the Summer Externship course, which is being charged at the per-credit rate of $837.50). For more registration information, visit the Office of Academic Records or the registration page.
Reminder:5 credits qualify you for federal student loans.