Build relationships with faculty in your relevant area of law.
The concentration program helps you build relationships with faculty in your relevant area of law, select courses that will provide you with a broad knowledge of the field, and identify and pursue activities in the subject of the concentration.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
In the ADR Concentration, you will receive instruction and training intended to expand your understanding of the role of the lawyer outside of the traditional adversarial litigation setting, and be exposed to lawyering skills essential to current legal practice.
Business Law Honors
In the Business Law Honors Concentration, you will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to the practice of transactional attorneys and corporate litigators, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of your choosing.
In the Corporate Compliance Concentration, you will become familiar with the complementary roles that state, federal, and administrative law play in the regulation of business entities. You’ll also develop an appreciation for the business considerations that drive corporate decision-making in general and the role of the compliance attorney in particular. And you’ll acquire an awareness of current events and trends affecting regulated entities in the United States.
Criminal Law and Procedure
In the Criminal Law and Procedure Concentration, you will receive instruction and training in those subjects and skills that are fundamental to the real-world practice of criminal law.
In the Family Law Concentration, you will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to family law practice, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of your choosing. You’ll also receive intensive guidance on your course of study.
Health Law is now a complicated, heterogeneous domain of law, so practicing it may call for special skills in corporate law, bioethics, family law, Internet and technology law, and tort law, as well as in other areas of law. To enable you to prepare for a career in health law, Hofstra Law offers a Health Law Concentration and two specializations. This allows you to take advantage of our broad curriculum to design an academic program that best serves your career interests.
Intellectual Property Law Honors
In the Intellectual Property Law Honors Concentration, you will receive instruction and training in those subject areas fundamental to the practice of intellectual property attorneys, in addition to instruction in specialized, related subject areas of your choosing.
International Law Honors
In an increasingly globalized world, the study of international law subjects is increasingly vital to legal education and practice. The faculty has already recognized this reality by requiring Transnational Law in the first year. In the International Law Honors Concentration, you will receive additional instruction and training in subject areas fundamental to the development of a transnational legal practice and in specialized courses related to your individualized career goals.
Declaring a Concentration
Concentrations should be declared no later than the registration deadline for a student’s fourth semester of study (or fifth semester of study for part-time students). To declare a concentration, students must file a Concentration Registration Form with the Office of Academic Records.
Thereafter, students must submit a Concentration Course Selection Form no later than the course drop/add deadline in each semester in which they are enrolled in a concentration. To certify satisfactory completion of a concentration, students must submit a Concentration Completion Form, signed by the faculty advisor.
- Concentration Registration Form (PDF)
- Business Law Honors Concentration Enrollment, Advisement, and Completion Form (PDF)
- Concentration Course Selection Form (PDF)
- Concentration Completion Form (PDF)
- Corporate Compliance Concentration Form (PDF)
- Intellectual Property Law Honors Concentration Form (PDF)