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To the students, alumni, faculty and staff of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, the law is not just something to be studied — it is to be lived.

It informs our careers, our lives and our interactions with fellow citizens. It is the means by which we make an impact in the world.

Courts, law firms and employers recognize the significance of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Hofstra Law, or a degree from our joint J.D./M.B.A.J.D./M.P.H. and J.D./M.A.L.F.L. (forensic linguistics) programs because they know our graduates are renowned for their legal knowledge, preparedness and poise.

Our curriculum evolves every year to address changes in the law and practice, as when we recently became one of the first law schools in the country to institute a required first-year course in transnational law. Our students have long been involved in clinical programs, fellowships, externships and pro bono opportunities that give them real attorney experience — practicing alongside veteran lawyers — before they’ve graduated. After embarking on their career of choice, lawyers still come to Hofstra Law to further their development with programs such as the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Studies or Family Law.

We pioneered fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum. Were also building on our tradition of innovation by bringing some of our programs online. Find out more about our online Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy and Master of Laws in American Law programs, designed for working professionals.

Hofstra Law is home to approximately 820 students, an alumni base of more than 12,000 members, 51 administrators and a distinguished full-time faculty of 46 full-time professors, 6 visiting professors and nearly 60 adjunct professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field.