Hofstra Law

Long Island Immigration Advocacy Fellowship

Train the Next Generation of Immigration Lawyers on Long Island

Created by the Tortora Sillcox Family Foundation in conjunction with Hofstra Law, the Long Island Immigration Advocacy Fellowship purpose is to train the next generation of immigration lawyers on Long Island.

Fellowship Key Facts

Fellows will receive mentoring, professional development opportunities, stipends, and assistance securing prestigious summer internships. After graduation, Fellows are expected to use their specialized training to represent the legal interests of immigrants living on Long Island.

Summer Internships
Fellows will participate in two 10-week summer internships at Long Island-based immigration legal service and advocacy organizations after their first and second years. Internships will enable students to integrate the practical experience of full- time work with their formal legal training, and Fellows will work with the leading legal service organizations practicing immigration law on Long Island.

Summer Stipend
Fellows are eligible for up to two $7,500 summer stipends ($15,000 total for both summers) to cover living expenses while completing a qualifying internship.

The Fellowship is open to admitted first- year and second-year Hofstra Law students. Fellows are selected on a basis of:

  • experience and interest in immigration law;

  • academic ability; and

  • a demonstrated commitment to using legal training to promote the welfare of immigrants
    on Long Island.

Diverse candidates and those that speak more than one language — particularly Spanish — are encouraged to apply.

Finalists may be invited to interview with the Fellowship selection committee.

A completed application should include:

  1. A résumé.

  2. A personal statement describing your experience and commitment to improving the welfare of immigrants living on Long Island.

  3. Two references.

Deadline: June 15 (rolling admissions)

For More Information:
Contact the Office of Enrollment Management at lawcounselor@hofstra.edu.