Student Life

Office of Student Affairs

Student Life

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to providing students with the assistance, support and guidance they need to thrive in the demanding law school environment. We address quality of life issues and provide a range of services including academic advisement, disability accommodations, and support for student groups and journals. The Office of Student Affairs publishes an electronic newsletter that links to upcoming events in and around the Law School and writing competitions. We also publish the Law Student Handbook, an indispensable guide to Hofstra Law policies and to services offered by the Law School and the University, and the Student Organization Handbook, an essential guide to help student organizations and journals navigate the administrative tasks associated with running a student group.

Other services offered by the Office of Student Affairs include but are not limited to academic leave requests, code of academic conduct violations, commencement, event scheduling for student organizations and journals, general concerns/questions, orientation, other accommodations (e.g., Sabbath observance), transfer between divisions, withdrawal and transfer requests.

Note: For information about Hofstra Law’s international and comparative law study abroad programs, please email or call 516-463-6166.

Contact Us


Suite 203 (2nd Floor)
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Office Hours

M-F : 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(except Fridays during the summer, when we close at 4 p.m.).
Evening hours are available by appointment only. Please contact the office at 516-463-5771.


Lisa Monticciolo
Associate Dean for Students and Administration
Telephone: 516-463-4809

Michele LoFaso
Director of Student Affairs
Telephone: 516-463-6067

Samantha Hankins
Associate Director of Student Affairs
Telephone: 516-463-5270

Anna Pellegrini
Senior Assistant to the Office of Student Affairs
Telephone: 516-463-5771