Fellowships and Scholarships

Deans' Legal-Tech Fellowship

A new interdisciplinary fellowship for Hofstra law and computer science students to develop artificial intelligence applications that will advance the legal profession.

The Deans' Legal-Tech Fellows will also work with the winners of Hofstra Law’s National Legal Innovation Tournament to develop a working prototype of the winning application idea.

Each year, three Hofstra Law students and three Hofstra computer science students will be selected for the Fellowship. Recipients are awarded a $7,500 stipend per year.

All law school students and computer science students are eligible to apply.

The recipients of the Deans' Legal-Tech Fellowship are selected through an application process that includes submission of a written application, including a statement of interest, resume and academic transcript and an interview for selected candidates.

Criteria for selection of the fellowship recipients will include, among other things:

  • strong problem solving abilities;
  • willingness and ability to collaborate;
  • interest in innovation or technology; and
  • diversity.

Law students who apply are not required to have a background in software development or computer science.

Applications should be emailed to John.Tsiforas@hofstra.edu by November 15.

Download the Application (PDF)

For more information about the Deans' Legal-Tech Fellowship, please contact Professor John Tsiforas at (516) 463-6414 or John.Tsiforas@hofstra.edu.