J.D. Program

Admission to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s J.D. program is competitive; for the fall of 2014, we received about 2,400 applications and our first-year-class size is 280 students.

Our law students enjoy a 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio, can enroll in extensive research and writing courses, have access to a study abroad program and learn in strong skills-based practical programs.

Full-Time and Part-Time Programs


The J.D. program has full-time and part-time day programs; the admissions requirements are the same for both.

The part-time program is for students who are unable to carry a full five-course load, but the part-time classes still meet five days a week so that law school can be completed in four years.

Joint J.D./M.B.A. and J.D./M.P.H. Programs


In addition to the traditional Juris Doctor program, Hofstra Law offers joint J.D./M.B.A. and J.D./M.P.H. programs.