If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

How to Apply

Enrollment in HLDC is by application only (PDF) and is limited to 10 students who will be entering their third year of law school in the fall semester during which they would be in the HLDC.

Students must also demonstrate that they have satisfied most or all of their graduation requirements, including completing and passing Lawyers’ Ethics or its equivalent. In addition, students must not be at risk of exceeding the limit of 23 credits of non-classroom hours.

Students should consider whether participation in HLDC will preclude or restrict their ability to participate in certain campus activities, and if so, be prepared to make the appropriate or alternative arrangements.

To apply to HLDC, eligible students must submit the following materials between mid-October and the end of January of their second year to be considered for the fall semester of their third year:

  1. a completed application (PDF),
  2. a current resume,
  3. a writing sample of no more than 10 pages and
  4. an academic transcript.

Applications should be submitted to Franca Sachs in person in Room 203B or by email to Franca.Sachs@hofstra.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.