Summer Programs

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the CDC’s latest recommendations for limiting travel to Italy, Hofstra Law has canceled the 2020 Summer Program in Pisa and the 2020 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 6 credits by taking courses taught by Professors Juliana Campagna and Giovanni Comandé.

This year’s courses are: Import/Export Law (2 credits) and Global Law and Regulation of Big Data (1 credit). There is also an additional course for 6 credit program: Data Protection Law in Europe and the United States (2 credits) and Re-export Law (1 credit).

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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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