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The Hofstra Law Experience

The Hofstra Law Experience

Hofstra Law takes pride in our commitment to supporting our diverse and vibrant LL.M. student population.

For many, this will be your first time in the United States or law classes taught in English. We understand this transition may be overwhelming, and we have a team of dedicated faculty members and administrators to serve as your guides along the way.

Your Faculty Advisors

Julian Ku
Professor Ku teaches courses in international, constitutional and corporate law. His main research interest is the intersection of international and domestic law. He has recently published articles on the constitutional aspects of foreign relations in the Yale Law Journal, the Supreme Court Review and Constitutional Commentary, and the book Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order (with John Yoo). He also is a co-founder of the renowned international law blog Opinio Juris. Professor Ku was awarded a grant to serve as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the East China University of Political Science and Law during the spring 2011 semester. Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty in 2002, he clerked for Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and was an Olin Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Virginia Law School. He also practiced as an associate at the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in litigation and arbitration arising out of international disputes.

Juli Campagna
Professor Campagna has worked internationally for 30 years. Before attending law school, she was a translator and taught English as a Second/Foreign Language in business and academic settings around the world. Her legal practice focused on cross-border transactions. She has taught in law schools, law firms and judicial training centers in Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is a former chair of the International and Foreign Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Mexico Committee. She speaks and presents widely on topics related to teaching lawyers from civil law jurisdictions. The Class of 2013 selected her to receive the Teacher of the Year award.

Your Administrative Advisors

The Office of Global Initiatives
The Office of Global Initiatives was created to nurture and cultivate globalization as an institutional value and educational priority at Hofstra Law. The office oversees all international programs at Hofstra Law, including study abroad, student exchange and the LL.M. program in American Legal Studies. The office is responsible for establishing international centers abroad, new models for faculty and student exchange relationships, and affiliations with international organizations; developing international rule of law programs; and cultivating international internship opportunities.

Steven Richman
Mr. Richman works to advance Hofstra Law’s goals in the area of international programs. His office oversees study abroad programs faculty and student exchange opportunities, the LL.M. program in American Legal Studies and, generally, the globalization of the Law School environment.

Samantha Hankins
Ms. Hankins, along with Mr. Richman, serves as an academic advisor and counselor to our LL.M. program in American Legal Studies students. She obtained her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, in 2011, and joined Hofstra Law School in 2012 as the associate director of student affairs. In that role, she was responsible for the development of academic advising programs and providing counseling to the over 800 students in the J.D. program. She joined the Office of Global Initiatives in 2015 to offer her expertise and support to our growing international student population.