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Institutes & Centers

Center for Applied Legal Reasoning
A forum for studying theories of legal reasoning, researching issues related to the solving of legal problems, decision-making in practice, and the development of pedagogies to train law students for the practice of law.

Center for Children, Families and the Law
An interdisciplinary center for education, research and public service focused on children and families involved in the legal system.

Center for Intellectual Property Law
The Center for Intellectual Property Law (CIPL) houses all the academic intellectual property law programs at Hofstra Law. In addition to serving as a connection hub for our students and alumni in the IP field, CIPL is dedicated to research and the promotion of knowledge on all issues related to intellectual property and innovation law and policy.

Center for Legal Advocacy
Features innovative programs and approaches aimed at improving client representation skills and enhancing the level of service the profession offers the public. The Trial Skills Program builds upon Hofstra Law’s established strengths in the areas of advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.

Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy
The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy was designed to meet the need for education and training of attorneys in the rapidly expanding field of health law, provide instruction for health care professionals who are encountering increasingly complicated laws affecting the delivery of health care, and provide a center of excellence for the study and formulation of health care policy.

Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) is to study and promote the understanding of conflict processes and intervention from the transformative framework.

Institute for the Study of Gender, Law and Policy
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Gender, Law and Public Policy is to facilitate teaching, research and scholarship concerning gender as it relates to law and public policy.

Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics is to serve as a research center for the exploration of critical issues concerning lawyers’ ethics and the legal profession.

Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory
The Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory is dedicated to inventing and making available tools that make legal practice and legal education more effective and more efficient.