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Why Hofstra Law?

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Why Hofstra Law?

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MENTORING IS KEY
Each student is assigned a career- advisory team during the first year.

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NETWORK. NETWORK. NETWORK.
Hofstra Law ranks 58th nationally for the number of alumni partners at top 100 firms.

Randy Levine '80

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OUR LOCATION IS ONE OF A KIND
Our 240-acre campus is just 25 miles from New York City and 15 minutes from the beach.

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DIVERSITY MATTERS TO US
The Princeton Review ranks us in the top 10 for “Best Environment for Minority Students.”

Professor Andrew Schepard

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OUR RICH TRADITION OF PUBLIC SERVICE
We pioneered fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum.

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OUR FACULTY ARE TOP EDUCATORS AND SCHOLARS
Our faculty ranks 47th nationally in scholarly impact.

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WE’RE A LEADER IN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
More than 200 students pursued an externship this year.

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OUR CURRICULUM IS CUTTING-EDGE
The American Bar Association ranks us in the top 10 for teaching the technology of practice.

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WE TEACH THE BUSINESS OF LAWYERING
In our Professional Development Boot Camp, major law firm consultants help you develop a unique leadership style.

Student Interview



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MENTORING IS KEY

The Professional Development Advisory Program provides every first-year student a collaborative advising team composed of a career counselor, a student affairs advisor and two faculty members to offer a more personalized academic and employment advisory experience.

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NETWORK. NETWORK. NETWORK.

Our more than 11,000 alumni have made their mark in the legal profession, business and government. Whatever career path you decide to take, there will be Hofstra Law alumni available to mentor you and guide you throughout you career.

Select Distinguished Alumni

Marissa Coyne ’00
General Counsel, Prada USA Corp.

Spencer D. Klein ’89
Partner and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Catherine Leahy Scott ’85
New York State Inspector General

Randy L. Levine ’80
President, New York Yankees

Judith A. Livingston ’79
Senior Partner, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

Sallie Manzanet-Daniels ’88
Associate Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Larren M. Nashelsky ’91
Chair and Chief Executive Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

David A. Paterson ’83
Former Governor, State of New York

Joel G. Segal ’89
Professional Football Agent, President, Lagardere Unlimited Football

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OUR LOCATION IS
ONE OF A KIND

Choosing a law school means choosing your new home for the next three years. Our campus offers the unique experience of being close to New York City, the hub of the world’s legal profession, yet removed from the daily distractions of the big city.

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DIVERSITY MATTERS
TO US

We believe that having a community of differing perspectives and backgrounds — income, geographic, ethnic and other — enhance our intellectual and social life at the Law School. We have developed unique programming to support our diversity efforts and our diversity student organizations.

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OUR RICH TRADITION OF PUBLIC SERVICE

As a pioneer in fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum, we understand the value of real-world experience for our students. Working in a clinic is your opportunity to learn from our experienced faculty to hone your skills while representing individuals facing real legal challenges by counseling clients, conducting fact investigations and advocating in court.

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OUR FACULTY ARE TOP EDUCATORS AND SCHOLARS

Hofstra Law is known for our outstanding faculty. Not only are they top scholars and educators, they are your mentors and collaborators as well. You can work alongside the faculty as they blaze trails in their chosen legal field.

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WE’RE A LEADER IN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Employers want graduates to have real-world legal experience right out of law school. Whether it is during the school year or over the summer, we will place you in a setting where you can gain real-world experience under the supervision of a practicing attorney.

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OUR CURRICULUM IS CUTTING-EDGE

We have developed a new required second-year skills course to provide you with a basic introduction to core lawyering skills essential to effective practice in a variety of areas. The three modules cover:

  • “Practice-Ready Research & Writing Skills”
  • “Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation”
  • “Fact Investigation and Witness Examination”
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WE TEACH THE BUSINESS OF LAWYERING

Our Office of Career Services (OCS) is committed to helping you stand out. During our Professional Development Boot Camp, we bring in consultants — who work with many of the top law firms in the country — to hone your oral and written communication skills.


OCS Services

  • One-On-One Career Coaching
  • Personal Branding and Marketing
  • Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
  • Interview Training
  • Professional Development Training
  • One-On-One Career Coaching
  • Personal Branding and Marketing
  • Resume and Cover Letter Preparation

  • Interview Training
  • Professional Development Training
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