Hofstra Law Faculty

Ellen C. Yaroshefsky

Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics


JD, 1975, Rutgers Univ Univ Coll Newark; BA, 1969, Rutgers Univ Douglass Coll


She teaches a range of ethics courses, organizes symposia and writes and lectures in the field of legal ethics. Ms. Yaroshefsky counsels lawyers and law firms and serves as an expert witness.

She served as a Commissioner on the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and was the co-chair of the American Bar Association's Ethics, Gideon and Professionalism Committee of the Criminal Justice Section.

She serves on the New York State Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct, on ethics committees of state and local bar associations and currently co-chairs the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

From 1994-2016 she was a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Prior to joining the Cardozo faculty, she was an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and then in private practice.

She has received a number of awards for litigation and received the New York State Bar Association award for "Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law Education."

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