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1L Advantage Program at Hofstra Law

Get a head start on your peers,
and ace your first year of law school.

July 5-30, 2021

Edge Ahead will be offered in person at the Law School, with an option for students to participate via Zoom for Summer 2021. Enrollment is limited.

Register by June 15, 2021.

Edge Ahead is open to anyone attending any law school in fall 2021. This four-week program allows you to gain exposure to three important first-year courses — Contracts, Torts, and Legal Writing — and to develop the skills you need to succeed in law school, such as case briefing, note-taking, and outlining. You will also learn exam-preparation strategies for both multiple-choice and essay questions.

The program is taught by accomplished and dedicated full-time professors who will support you during your introduction to the law school experience.

For more information, contact Professor Miriam Albert, Director of Edge Ahead, at

Program Agenda

Classes will be held on Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., starting July 6, 2021, and ending July 30, 2021. Legal Writing will meet daily for 90 minutes; Torts will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays for two hours each day; Contracts will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 hours each day.

Our lunch breaks will feature guest speakers from the Law School community and from the local bench and bar.

Each Friday, Edge Ahead participants are invited to field trip to local law firms, court houses or bar associations to begin networking.

Registration and Tuition

This program is open to anyone attending any law school in fall 2021. Class sizes are limited to ensure maximum feedback and personal attention.

Tuition is $2500. Please note that for any student matriculating at Hofstra Law in August 2021 and successfully completing this program, $1000 of this fee will be refunded to your credit card in October, 2021.

Registration Coming Soon

For more information, contact Professor Miriam Albert, Director of Edge Ahead, at


Your professors will grade your weekly assignments and return them with extensive comments to show ways to improve. The Contracts and Torts classes will each have a final assessment consisting of both multiple-choice and essay questions. These assessments will provide you the invaluable opportunity to become comfortable with the law school testing experience and to hone your skills in the summer, so that when the fall semester exams arrive you are in the best position to succeed.

In Legal Writing, you will be provided a fact pattern and a closed universe of law, which you will use to analyze a legal problem and draft your first legal office memorandum. You will receive substantial individualized feedback on your work product and will have the opportunity to revise your work to incorporate the comments.

Our Faculty

Miriam R. Albert

Miriam R. Albert
Professor of Skills, Faculty Advisor for Joint Programs and Faculty Director of Summer Skills Programs

Allison Caffarone

Allison Caffarone
Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Mark Niles

Mark Niles
Professor of Law