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Student Organizations and Journals at Hofstra Law

Student Organizations and Journals at Hofstra Law

Active involvement with student organizations and journals at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law is critical to your development as a well-rounded professional.

Student organizations offer opportunities to hone and demonstrate many skills that are highly desired by employers, including leadership, team building, communication and creative problem-solving. Student organizations that are practice-area-focused also present you with opportunities to learn more about these different areas of practice.

Membership on one of Hofstra Law’s journals provides the opportunity to develop, among many other things, your research, writing and critical-thinking skills.

Participation in a student organization or on a journal also offers extensive networking opportunities with Hofstra Law alumni and other legal professionals.

Hofstra Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)

The Hofstra Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) is an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging a better comprehension of the creation and utilization of intellectual property among the students, faculty and staff of Hofstra Law.

Hofstra Law Review

The Hofstra Law Review is a student-run scholarly journal of general scope published quarterly and is recognized as a leading journal in the legal community.

Law Review members are responsible for soliciting articles from legal scholars, considering unsolicited manuscripts for publication, editing published works and maintaining the reputation of the Hofstra Law Review for timely publication of articles that expand the frontiers of legal scholarship.

New members are selected on the basis of grades and performance in the writing competition conducted at the end of the academic year.

International Law Society

Intellectual property law is a growing global practice area. The International Law Society aims to educate students about different aspects of international law. It strives to create networking opportunities and provide an avenue for students to get actively involved, experience what jobs in the field have to offer and get a foundation on which to build a career.

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (PAD) is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the law school, the profession and the community.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS)

The mission of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) is to introduce students to the field of law within both the entertainment and sports industries and provide guidance in pursuing careers in these areas. It seeks to afford students the opportunity to meet and interview with several attorneys within the industries in which they are most interested.

Entertainment law often encompasses copyright and trademark issues, and overlaps with unique and rapidly growing fields such as advertising and media law.