Experiential Learning

Since our founding, Hofstra Law has been at the forefront of integrating hands-on learning into the traditional law school curriculum. In today’s legal market, this means teaching students business development and networking skills; learning how to use technology in legal practice; and understanding the law in a global context.

Through our experiential learning offerings, like our semester-long externship program in Washington, D.C. (HLDC), students have the opportunity to gain these critical skills and begin building their professional network.

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EXTERNSHIPS The Externship Program allows students to develop practical lawyering skills and connections with practicing attorneys while building legal experience and earning academic credit.

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HOFSTRA LAW IN D.C. This semester-long externship program provides students with an unparalleled educational opportunity to be immersed in a legal setting in the nation’s capital.

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GLOBAL LEGAL PRACTICE This global externship program prepares students for the new reality of practicing law in a global legal environment, by allowing students to work abroad over the summer.

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SKILLS COURSES These courses provide students with classroom training in how to think and practice like a lawyer, and offers immediate and constructive feedback from experienced faculty.

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CLINICS In the clinic, students represent actual people and work on actual cases; advocating in court, counseling clients, conducting fact investigations and mediating disputes.

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INSTITUTES & CENTERS These centers of excellence foster research, education and action on critical and current issues, and immerse students in collaborative research that helps translate legal theory into practice.