Randy Levine knows that every major change is made up of many small changes. It’s a lesson he learned at Hofstra Law, where he studied labor and employment law, and it’s been reinforced throughout his career, including his time as New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s labor commissioner during the last recession. Levine brought innovative methods he’d used in the private sector to negotiating with the city’s labor unions and worked out groundbreaking agreements that dramatically reduced costs while creating programs that were popular with employees. Read more
Associate Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Justice Sallie Manzanet-Daniels feels that her Hofstra Law education has prepared her for her career on the bench: “As a trial judge, the volume of cases is so overwhelming that you’re not able to really dig into the cases you have with the depth that sometimes you’d like to.” However, when she is called upon to examine an area of law in which she isn’t well versed, “I do so without trepidation because I know I have been equipped with the most solid of foundations in the law and that there is no legal problem I cannot analyze and break down into its basic components and figure out,” she says. “Hofstra taught that very simply.” Read more
Leslie Margolin has dedicated her career to improving the quality and efficiency of U.S. health care, which could make her one hot political ticket given the national health care debates. Although she once aspired to become a U.S. senator, Hofstra Law Professor Eric J. Schmertz, a renowned arbitrator-mediator, sparked her interest in and insight into labor and employment law. Read more
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The only career plan Samuel Ramos ever attempted was a failure. As a senior in high school in Bay Shore on Long Island, Ramos had his sights set on the military. Someone told him that an engineering degree was the best way to win an ROTC scholarship, so he applied exclusively to engineering programs. He got into the engineering schools, but not into the ROTC — his eyesight didn’t meet the selection criteria. “This was before Lasik,” he adds. Read more
Bram Weber knew from a young age that he wanted to be a lawyer like his father. And growing up in Dix Hills on Long Island, he was familiar with Hofstra Law and its reputation. So when he finished his undergraduate degree, Hofstra Law was among the top law schools he looked at. Read more