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Hofstra Law Report

Spring 2012

The Magazine of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Maurice A. Deane '81. Photo at left and on cover by Brian Ballweg.

A Momentous Gift and a New Name for Hofstra Law

On April 27 the Hofstra community convened to honor Maurice A. Deane ’81 for his legacy of service and generosity and to officially name the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. More than 300 alumni, administrators, faculty, students and distinguished guests, including keynote speaker Senator Charles E. Schumer, attended the convocation and celebrated with the honoree at a reception in the Hofstra University Club.

Nora V. DemleitnerFrom the Dean

Nora V. Demleitner

Dean and Professor of Law

From its inception, Hofstra Law has been envisioned as an innovator, an institution designed to make a difference. We have continued this tradition and responded quickly and forcefully to the changes in the profession, which require our students to be “profession-ready” at graduation. To accomplish that task, we aspire to give our students a broad intellectual and ethical framework; hone their analytical, writing and speaking abilities; prepare them for an increasingly global practice; and provide them with an understanding of the needs of clients as well as the business demands and pressures of the profession.


Sexual ReorientationViewpoint

Sexual Reorientation

By Professor Elizabeth M. Glazer

Professor Elizabeth Glazer examines the social and legal discrimination that bisexual individuals face through a short review of the recent success of the gay and lesbian antidiscrimination movement and the continued exclusion of bisexuals from those victories.

Bioethics: Forging a New FrontierAt Issue

Bioethics: Forging a New Frontier

By Kristen McMahon

Professor Janet Dolgin analyzes several different facets of the continuing health care debate, discussing the oral arguments the Supreme Court heard in March, the perceived economic challenges of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 for the middle class, and personal technology’s impact on the present and future of health care.

Nassau County Youth Court: Giving Kids a Second ChancePerspectives

Nassau County Youth Court:
Giving Kids a Second Chance

By Courtney K. McGrory

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University students and professors rally around the idea of youth courts, describing several benefits for both teens who need a second chance and the overburdened juvenile court system.

In Focus

The Real Politik of Writing and Reading Statutes

The Real Politik of Writing and Reading Statutes

By Interim Dean Eric Lane

In Favor of a ‘Bail-In’

By Professor J. Scott Colesanti
How Marriage Became Optional

How Marriage Became Optional

By Professor J. Herbie DiFonzo

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