Summer Programs

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the CDC’s latest recommendations that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel, Hofstra Law has canceled the 2021 Summer Program in Pisa. and the 2021 Summer Border Enforcement Program in San Diego, California.

Summer Courses
Summer courses give law students an opportunity to satisfy graduation requirements or to lighten their course load during the school year. For the benefit of students who might be working over the summer, a number of the courses are in the late afternoon/evening. We also offer intensive skills courses.

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Study Abroad Program in Pisa, Italy
Gain a new perspective on the American and European legal systems by studying at a renowned European university this summer in Pisa, Italy.

Through an intensive two-week course of study, the Pisa program aims to introduce students to the different kinds of nonjudicial methods used to resolve commercial disputes in the international context.

Participants earn 3 or 5 credits by taking courses taught by Professors Julian Ku and Giovanni Comandé.

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This first of its kind program gives students of varying understanding levels the chance to see immigration law and border enforcement at work. It is co-sponsored by Hofstra Law School and the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Comparative Immigration Studies.

Through an intensive one-week course of study, the Immigration Law and Border Enforcement program analyzes the ways in which federal immigration officers enforce immigration laws at the border and the various legal, political, human and moral issues that they raise.

Participants earn 3 credits by taking a course taught by Professor Stella Burch Elias.

This year’s course is Immigration Enforcement at the Border: (3 credits).

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Externships (Hofstra Law Students Only)
Hofstra Law’s Externship Program is designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain substantive legal experience, under the direct supervision and guidance of an experienced attorney.

Students receive academic credit while getting hands-on experience in courtrooms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and in other legal placements.

For more information, contact Franca Sachs, assistant dean for experiential programs, at 516-463-0386 or

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