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Applying to the Program

Applying to the Program

Download the Summer Program in Pisa Application (PDF).

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 program!

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 29, 2019. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Upon submitting your application, complete with a statement of interest, and nonrefundable $300 deposit, you will receive a decision letter. If accepted, you may move forward with the financial aid process.

Note: If you are accepted and cancel your participation after the application deadline, you may be required to pay the full program balance and tuition.

If you apply for financial aid but do not receive the aid by the deadline, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law will accept a letter from your school stating that you will receive financial aid for the program. The balance must be paid as soon as you receive your financial aid funds

Eligibility Criteria, Academic Requirements and Grading


The program is open to all law students who have completed all first-year day courses and who are in good academic standing at an ABA-accredited law school. (Hofstra Law students must have at least a 2.2 GPA.)

Note: If you attend a law school other than Hofstra Law, you must submit a letter from your law school verifying that you meet the above requirements.

Academic Requirements

All students are required to enroll in either 3 or 5 academic credits as part of this program. There will also be required field trips to local legal institutions.


Hofstra Law’s grading standards apply, and Hofstra transcripts will be sent out. Acceptance of credits earned during the program is subject to the determination of your home school.

Grades are based on an examination in each course. The grading policy in the program is the same as in the regular course of study at Hofstra Law. The grade scale is: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D and F.

*If you attend a law school other than Hofstra, you must submit a letter from your law school verifying that you meet the above requirements.