For Immediate Release:  Jan 21, 2009
2009, 01, 21

Hofstra Law School announces programming change

Hofstra Law School announces programming change

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Sun Min
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Hofstra Law
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School Dean Nora V. Demleitner announced the following programming change:

“We believe that the presence of our wonderfully accomplished and hard working part-time evening students has enriched the law school community and encouraged the exchange of ideas among a wider variety of students.  However, the global economic situation has forced all law schools to re-examine all programming. 

After careful evaluation of our programs, it became apparent that the part-time evening program was not self-sustainable in light of declining admission numbers and long-term local and national demographic trends.  Therefore, it was a most difficult but ultimately necessary decision to end admissions for the program.  

None of our current students -- full-time or part-time -- will see any changes in programming and standard of service.  Hofstra Law faculty and staff remain committed to the success of every student in all of our programs.”

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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