The core of the Center for Children, Families and the Law is its interdisciplinary training program for Hofstra law students. The program includes:
- Interdisciplinary classes aimed at familiarizing future lawyers and mental health professionals with each other's language, values and professional conduct. Specialized courses covering a broad range of topics, including child advocacy, domestic violence, forensics, expert witnesses, litigation and alternatives to litigation, mediation and family law practice. Traditional classroom instruction, simulations, a live client clinic and a research seminar are all part of the educational experience.
- Child Advocacy Clinic
- Mediation Clinic
- Externships at the courts, legal aid organizations, and social service agencies provide opportunities for law students to broaden their exposure to all aspects of family law practice. Click here to see a list of recent externship placements.
- Students can become involved with the Center through the Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship or as Associates of the Center.