For Immediate Release:  Mar 3, 2009
2009, 03, 03

Hofstra Law School to host Youth Law Day

Hofstra Law School to host Youth Law Day

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — More than 80 high school students from across the region will attend Youth Law Day at Hofstra Law School on Friday, March 6, 2009.  

Youth Law Day was organized in coordination with the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Minorities in the Profession, the New York Bar Foundation and LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund).  

The program begins with a welcome by A. Thomas Levin, a former president of the New York State Bar Association and a partner at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C.  The students will then attend information sessions on the skills necessary to join the legal profession as well as participate in discussions with Hofstra Law professors.

Lance D. Clarke, former Justice of the Town of Hempstead and immediate past president of the Nassau County Bar Association, is Youth Law Day’s Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Clarke will be introduced at the luncheon by Hofstra Law Dean and Professor of Law Nora V. Demleitner.  After lunch, students will hear more about the career options in the legal profession from Professor Serge Martinez of Hofstra Law’s Community & Economic Development Clinic; District Court Judge Andrea Phoenix and Kent Moston, Attorney in Charge at Nassau County Legal Aid.

“We want to show these young people the tremendous opportunities available when choosing a legal career,” said Jeffrey A. Dodge, one of the organizers of Youth Law Day and Hofstra Law School Assistant Dean for Administration and Operations.  “Hofstra Law School is dedicated to training future leaders to make an impact in their communities.  Our hope is that Youth Law Day will inspire more young people to join the legal profession.” 

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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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