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Hofstra Law

Hofstra Law

Office of Enrollment Management Joan Axinn Hall 108 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549-1080 Phone: (516) 463-5916 Fax: (516) 463-6264 lawadmissions@hofstra.edu law.hofstra.edu

Hofstra Law School’s mission is to prepare, challenge and inspire students to make an impact in the world.

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Contents

Welcome From the Dean......................................................... 3 Office of Enrollment Management......................................... 4 Accepting Our Offer.................................................................. 4 Important Dates........................................................................ 5 Office of Financial Aid.............................................................. 6 Academics and Organizations................................................ 7 Faculty........................................................................................12 Office of Career Services........................................................ 14 Housing and Campus Resources.......................................... 14 Campus Map............................................................................ 20 Directory................................................................................... 21

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Welcome Congratulations on your acceptance to Hofstra Law School, and welcome to an exceptional place. You are no less exceptional yourself: you have impressed us with your achievements and the intellect that is necessary to become a lawyer. The day you arrive on campus, you will begin to take your place in the legal profession. Hofstra Law is a partner in your success: the School is committed to preparing you as you dedicate yourself and work hard to become a lawyer. While at Hofstra Law, you will discover the field of law that ignites your passion, integrate concepts that will become second nature to you and learn to reason and express yourself in a manner that will serve you throughout your career. You will also find that the ethos of a place matters. Hofstra Law’s philosophy is captured in two simple phrases: “Be excellent in the classroom” and “Make a mark in your field.” Those phrases apply to students, faculty and alumni. This community is bound together by its collective excellence and achievement. You are about to begin one of the most exciting and rigorous stages of your life. Your time at Hofstra Law will be transformative; it will unlock your potential and open a world of possibility. On behalf of Hofstra Law School, we look forward to helping you meet your professional goals and forge a successful and rewarding career in law.

Sincerely,

Nora V. Demleitner Dean and Professor of Law

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Office of Enrollment Management Each year, Hofstra Law is honored to welcome promising candidates like you. This year is no different. In joining this dynamic community, you will have the opportunity to work with peers who bring academic excellence and real-world experience into the classroom. More than 50 percent of our first-year class had two or more years of work experience in such diverse fields as art appraisal, firefighting, teaching and clinical psychology. The class represents 29 states and comes from four countries outside the United States; nearly 5 percent of first-years have advanced degrees, and they yielded a median LSAT score of 157 and a median GPA of a 3.56.

Accepting Our Offer For your convenience, the Hofstra Law student Web portal at law. hostra.edu/acceptedstudents will allow you to navigate information designed exclusively for your incoming class. Please visit the site frequently because it will provide you with the most recent information, including information about scholarships and fellowships and on-campus resources. To enroll at Hofstra Law School, please note the following important steps (see the facing page for details on dates and deadlines): 1. Complete the Enrollment Reply Form and submit with deposits. 2. Submit the financial aid application. 3. Consider applying for a fellowship. 4. Submit your final undergraduate transcript.

Yet, your presence at Hofstra Law is about more than numbers, it is about experience. The School’s legal and educational environment is steeped in the experience and knowledge of its faculty members, who are at the top of their field in research and teaching. In addition to faculty insight, you can gain hands-on legal experience through one of the School’s seven clinical programs or through one of several fellowship opportunities, including Child and Family Advocacy, and Health Law and Policy. You also have access to more than 180 elective offerings, and the ability to choose a concentration or “major” in one of 15 practice areas as well as the opportunity to study abroad. As you can see, Hofstra Law has much to offer, and along with the entire School, I look forward to working together to shape your law future.

5. Optional: Attend student welcome and orientation events.

Important Dates and Deadlines Enrollment and Deposit Deadlines Enrollment Reply Form: April 15, 2010 First Seat Deposit ($400): April 15, 2010 Second Seat Deposit ($600): June 1, 2010 Seat Deposit Refund Policy: The first seat deposit of $400 is nonrefundable. Of the $600 second seat deposit, $400 is refundable if a written notice reaches us by July 1, 2010, or $200 is refundable if a written notice reaches us by August 1, 2010. For offers of admission extended after the April 15, 2010, first-deposit deadline, the deposit and Enrollment Reply Form will be due two weeks from the date of the offer. To secure your seat, you must complete the Enrollment Reply Form and return it with the first of two deposits payable by check, money order or credit card payment (Master Card or Visa only). Please include your LSAC account number on the face of the check or money order. The seat deposits will be credited toward your first tuition payment.

Form Deadlines Housing Application Form: May 1, 2010 Registration Form: July 5, 2010 Employment Stipulation Form: July 5, 2010 State Bar Acknowledgement Form: July 5, 2010 Final Undergraduate Transcript: August 1, 2010* Medical Record Form: August 13, 2010 *Before matriculating, you must provide the Office of Enrollment Management with a final official undergraduate transcript confirming receipt of a bachelor’s degree and the date it was conferred. Transcripts issued to students or submitted through LSDAS do not satisfy this requirement. Failure to submit an official transcript will result in withdrawal from Hofstra Law. Transcripts may be sent directly from your undergraduate institution to Office of Enrollment Management, Joan Axinn Hall, 108 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1080.

Financial Aid Application: April 1, 2010

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Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship: February 1, 2010 Dwight L. Greene Memorial Scholarship: February 1, 2010 Health Law and Policy Fellowship: February 1, 2010 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Fellowship: February 1, 2010

Admitted Student Events Admitted Student Reception: January 21, 2010 Admitted Student Reception: February 19, 2010 Admitted Student Weekend: March 12-13, 2010 Admitted Student Barbecue: July 2010 (day TBA)

Orientation and Classes First-Year Orientation: August 16, 2010 First Day of Classes: August 23, 2010

Sincerely,

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The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping law students understand what is involved in the financial aid process and to meet the costs of financing their legal education, while promoting positive financial habits. Financial assistance may be awarded in the form of scholarships, need-based grants, fellowships, research assistantships, federal loans, federal work-study and private loans. These tips are suggested actions you can take to ease the financial transition to law school.

Office of Financial Aid Tips From the Office of Financial Aid Check your credit

Develop a budget

Grad PLUS and private educational loans require a credit check. If you plan to borrow a Grad PLUS or private, creditbased loan for tuition or living expenses, reviewing your credit report early will allow you more time to improve your credit score to correct erroneous information. You may request a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com.

Now that you will be a student again, you should prepare yourself for living on a much tighter budget. Review the Cost of Attendance Budgets on the “FAQ” page of the Financial Aid section of the Hofstra Law Web site to see the amount allocated for living expenses.

Research scholarship opportunities Apply on time for financial aid

Reduce your consumer debt Financial aid budgets cannot take consumer-debt payments into account, so eliminating any monthly payments before entering law school will be to your advantage. Also, avoid purchasing big-ticket items that will require monthly payments while you are attending law school. Paying off as much debt as possible and saving money now can make life easier when you are in school by allowing you to borrow less and save on interest charges.

A number of organizations offer free scholarship search engines, including www.finaid.org, www.collegeboard. com and www.fastweb.com. Do not forget to pursue any tuition benefits available through your employer and any scholarships offered by civic organizations to which you or your family members belong. Furthermore, the Financial Aid section of the Hofstra Law Web site provides an extensive list of external scholarship opportunities.

The priority filing date for Hofstra Law School is April 1, 2010, for new students entering in the fall. To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for an institutional need-based grant, you must complete the Institutional Aid Application, available on the “Forms and Information” page of the Financial Aid section of the Hofstra Law Web site, and a Need Access Application, available at www.needaccess.org.

Review the resources available in the Financial Aid section of the Hofstra Law Web site In the Financial Aid section of the Hofstra Law Web site, you will find additional resources on a variety of financial-literacy topics. To contact a Financial Aid counselor, please call (516)-463-5929 or e-mail lawfinaid@hofstra.edu.

Student Life:

Academics and Organizations From one student to another, I would like to personally welcome you to the Hofstra Law School community. When I first came to Hofstra Law, I did not realize the impact the School would have on my life. Its administration, staff and faculty are dedicated to training you to be the best lawyer you can be. That commitment endures beyond the campus: Hofstra Law alumni have a continued passion for the School and its students. As you join this community, I encourage you to be open to new possibilities and meet as many people as you can. Accomplished scholars, engaging professors and fascinating students will surround you and teach you invaluable life lessons. While you will study at the School for three or four years, you will be a part of the Hofstra Law family for the rest of your life. Student involvement is critical here, and there are many ways to be part of this community, whether through the Student Bar Association or the many School-sponsored social and professional events. The School has much to offer you not only as a law student but also as a person. It is up to you to engage with others and create a meaningful experience during your short time here, and I look forward to helping you do so. Sincerely,

Ashley Wyzan ’10

President, Student Bar Association

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Sample Schedule: Fall 2010

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Classes are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday. Dean’s Hours provide a time during which no classes are scheduled so that students can hold organizational meetings and attend special programs.

The competition for a Hofstra Law fellowship or scholarship is intense and attracts promising students from around the country. Fellowships and scholarships are limited in number and, while there are differences in each category, typically include a significant tuition scholarship, summer externships and stipends, and opportunities to interact with leading scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. Hofstra Law offers the following fellowships and scholarships:

MONDAY LAW 1700 Civil Procedure I 3 credits 8:40-10:00 a.m. LAW 1705 Contracts I 3 credits 10:40-noon

Dean’s Hour Noon-2:00 p.m.

Library LAW 1710 Criminal Law 3 credits 4:10-5:00 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY

Coffee with Prof. Smith (Atrium)

Study Group (Lounge)

Study Group (Library downstairs)

Academic Success Workshop Rm. 206

Health Law Speaker Rm. 308 LAW 1735 Torts 4 credits 2:10-4:00 p.m. LAW 1700 Civil Procedure I 3 credits 4:10-5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Meet John ref. Contracts (Deli) LAW 1705 Contracts I 3 credits 10:40-noon

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Study @ home

• Dwight L. Greene Memorial Scholarship LAW 1720 Legal Writing/Research 2 credits 10:10-noon

Dean’s Hour Noon-2:00 p.m.

Fellowship Mtg. (Library)

Yoga & CPK w/ Jill

LAW 1710 Criminal Law 3 credits 2:10-4:00 p.m.

Study Group (Quad)

Library

Go to the gym!

LAW 1735 Torts 4 credits 4:10-6:00 p.m.

• Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship

SBA Reception

• Health Law and Policy Fellowship • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Fellowship

Clinical Programs Hofstra Law pioneered fully integrated clinical education into the traditional law school curriculum. Today students work with real clients, under close faculty supervision, while earning academic credit. All second-year and third-year students are eligible to apply to participate in any one of the School’s clinics: • Asylum Clinic Students represent asylum applicants in immigration proceedings. • Child Advocacy Clinic Students advocate for abused and neglected children.

15 total credit hours

• Community and Economic Development Clinic Students provide legal assistance to nonprofit community organizations. • Criminal Justice Clinic Students defend indigent clients charged with misdemeanor crimes.

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• Law Reform Advocacy Clinic Students seek to bring about legal reform for low-income individuals and immigrants. • Mediation Clinic Students use the transformative approach to mediation in family court matters and other cases. • Securities Arbitration Clinic Students represent clients before securities arbitration panels.

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Study-Abroad and Exchange Programs

Moot Court and Arbitration Teams

Student Organizations

Hofstra Law is a leader in international law. All law students are required to enroll in Transnational Law in their first year, giving them a solid foundation in international law. For students who desire to expand their knowledge or broaden their experience, Hofstra offers numerous exchange and study-abroad programs. Hofstra Law offers summer programs in Pisa, Italy; Freiburg, Germany; and Sydney, Australia (in cooperation with the University of North Carolina School of Law). The School’s winter program in Curaçao, Netherland Antilles, is run cooperatively with the University of Baltimore Law School.

Recognizing that the well-rounded graduate needs to apply classroom theory to real-world situations, Hofstra Law offers extensive skills and simulation-based training that teaches students to practice law. In addition to the skills course offerings, students participate in moot court teams, ranging from competitions in bankruptcy law to human sexuality. The Moot Court Association facilitates the creation of these teams in consultation with the faculty and alumni coaches. Students can also participate in the International Moot Arbitration team, which annually trains for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moots in Hong Kong, China, and Vienna, Austria.

At Hofstra Law, the learning is not limited to the classroom or library. The real-life experiences and perspectives of your classmates inform and enrich extracurricular collaborations. The School’s Office of Student Affairs supports a broad range of organizations and activities designed to provide every student with the opportunity to pursue personal interests, interact with classmates and law students at other schools, and meet with faculty, alumni and practicing attorneys. Many of these activities provide the experience necessary to hone the skills attorneys need.

Hofstra Law is also a founding member of the European-American Consortium for Legal Education (EACLE). If you would like to spend a semester abroad, under the EACLE agreement, our students may study abroad for a semester in their final year of study at Helsinki University, Finland; Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Ghent University, Belgium; or the University of Parma, Italy.

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Hofstra Law offers more than 40 student organizations, ranging from professional groups to intramural sports. These organizations plan guest speakers, panels, charity fundraisers and community-building events. Getting involved in student organizations provides a substantive way to explore different areas of the law, meet other like-minded students and build leadership and organizational skills.


Scholar for 2009-11. Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty, she spent a year as staff counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, in Washington, D.C., as recipient of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship. Professor Grossman was selected to deliver Hofstra University’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2004 and was inducted into Long Island’s “40 Under 40” in 2005.

Meet the Faculty View the full faculty at law.hofstra.edu/faculty

I. Bennett Capers Associate Professor of Law B.A., Princeton University; J.D., Columbia University Before joining Hofstra Law School, Professor Capers worked in the Department of Justice as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. During his nine years as an assistant U.S. attorney, he prosecuted hundreds of federal cases — and tried approximately 20, ranging from RICO murders to insider trading — and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Immediately before joining the Hofstra Law faculty, Professor Capers practiced at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, in New York. His scholarship — for example, “Policing, Race and Place,” 44 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 43 (2009) — explores the dialogic relationship between culture and law. Janet L. Dolgin Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law and Director of Health Law Studies B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; J.D., Yale University Professor Dolgin is the director of the Hofstra Institute for Health Law and Policy. Before coming to Hofstra Law, she served as an associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell, in New York. Much of her work has analyzed legal responses to shifts in the family (including those occasioned by developments in reproductive technology and by the “new genetics”) and to shifts in the structure of health care in the United States and elsewhere. She is now writing a book analyzing the failure of the United States to construct a system of health care delivery that provides universal coverage.

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Akilah N. Folami Associate Professor of Law B.A.,Spelman College; J.D., Columbia University Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty, Professor Folami practiced as an associate in the litigation department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and then in the technology transaction group at Morrison & Foerster, both in New York. Professor Folami’s scholarly interests include the intersection of communications law and media policy and the regulation of speech and cultural expression, particularly hip-hop culture, on broadcast radio. She contributed the chapter “The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Overdevelopment of Gangsta Rap” to the book African American Culture and Legal Discourse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Eric M. Freedman Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law B.A., J.D., Yale University; M.A., Victoria University of Wellington Professor Freedman was elected as Teacher of the Year by the graduating class of 2006. Before coming to Hofstra Law, he was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in New York, where he pursued both general commercial practice and numerous pro bono matters. Professor Freedman is actively involved in the continuing professional education of lawyers and judges and in providing pro bono litigation advice and representation, most recently with respect to issues arising from the campaign against terrorism. In 2004, he received the Dybwad Humanitarian Award of the American Association on Mental Retardation for his work in exonerating an innocent death-row inmate in Virginia. He contributed the chapter “The Effects of AEDPA on Justice” to the book The Future of America’s Death Penalty (Carolina Academic Press, 2009).

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Monroe H. Freedman Professor of Law A.B., LL.B., LL.M., Harvard University Professor Freedman has received the American Bar Association’s highest award for professionalism, in recognition of “a lifetime of original and influential scholarship in the field of lawyers’ ethics.” Described in the Harvard Law Bulletin as “a lawyers’ lawyer” and by the New York Times as “a pioneer in the field of legal ethics,” Professor Freedman is frequently consulted by law firms throughout the country. He is the former dean of Hofstra Law School, and for the past 30 years he has lectured annually on lawyers’ ethics at Harvard Law School. Writings by Professor Freedman are required reading at most law schools in the United States and have been published in China, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Poland and India. Joanna L. Grossman Professor of Law B.A., Amherst College; J.D., Stanford University Professor Grossman is an expert in sex discrimination and has written extensively about workplace equality, with a focus on issues such as sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. She coedited, with Linda C. McClain, the book Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and she also is the author of “Pregnancy and the False Promise of Equal Citizenship,” Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2010). Professor Grossman was recently named a John DeWitt Gregory Research

Julian Ku Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development B.A., J.D., Yale University Professor Ku teaches international, constitutional and corporate law subjects. His main research interest is the intersection of international and domestic law, and his publications include “Medellin’s Clear Statement Rule: A Solution for International Delegations,” 77 Fordham Law Review 609 (2008). Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty in 2002, Professor Ku served as a law clerk to Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Ku also practiced as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, in New York, specializing in litigation and arbitration arising out of international disputes. He is a co-founder of the international law blog Opinio Juris. Katrina Fischer Kuh Associate Professor of Law B.A., J.D., Yale University Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty in 2007, Professor Kuh worked in the environmental and litigation practice at Arnold & Porter LLP, in New York. Her practice included defending smart growth zoning against constitutional challenges and assisting clients in the negotiation and implementation of complex site remediation. She previously served as an adviser on natural-resource policy in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Professor Kuh’s research and writing focus on legislative and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on environmental policy. Her publications include “Electronically Manufactured Law,” 22 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology 223 (2008).

Eric Lane Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service B.A., Brown University; M.A., SUNY Stony Brook; J.D., Fordham University; LL.M., New York University Professor Lane is the Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center of Justice and the New York University School of Law. Through 2005, he served as special counsel to the speaker of the New York City Council. Professor Lane has also served as a consultant for the Justice Project of the Center for Court Innovation. From July 1993 to February 1995, he served as counsel to the New York State Temporary Commission on Constitutional Revision. Professor Lane is the co-author, with Michael Oreskes, managing editor for U.S. news for the Associated Press, of The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved the Country and Why It Can Again. He also wrote “America 101” for the journal Democracy, issue 10 (Fall 2008). Richard K. Neumann, Jr. Professor of Law B.A. Pomona College; Dipl., University of Stockholm; J.D., American University; LL.M., Temple University Professor Neumann is the author of the textbook Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing and the co-author of the first edition of the ABA Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs. He also is an editorial adviser to Aspen Publishers, one of the largest publishers of law school textbooks in the United States. Professor Neumann has served on several committees of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, as well as a number of ABA site-inspection teams. He received the 2009 Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Education Writing Education as well as the 2009 Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Section Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for significant lifetime contributions to the field of legal research and writing.

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Alan N. Resnick Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law B.S., Rider College; J.D., Georgetown University; LL.M., Harvard University Professor Resnick is a nationally recognized authority on bankruptcy law. Professor Resnick is of counsel to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, in New York, where he consults on bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law issues in connection with complex debt restructurings, chapter 11 reorganization cases and corporate transactions. In 1987, Professor Resnick was appointed by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to serve as reporter to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Professor Resnick has taught in the bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, commercial law and contracts areas for more than 30 years. His publications include “Letters of Credit as a Landlord’s Protection Against a Tenant’s Bankruptcy: Assurance of Payment or False Sense of Security,” 82 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 497 (2008). Barbara Stark Professor of Law B.A., Cornell University; J.D., New York University; LL.M., Columbia University Since joining the Hofstra Law faculty in 2005, Professor Stark has published three books, International Family Law: An Introduction (Ashgate Publishing, 2005), Global Issues in Family Law, with Ann Estin (Thomson West, 2007) and Family Law in the World Community, 2nd ed., Marianne Blair et al. (Carolina Academic Press, 2009). Professor Stark was also a senior editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights. In 2009, she was appointed a John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar for 2009-11and was selected to deliver the Hofstra Distinguished Faculty Lecture. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and she serves on the executive committee of the AALS Sections of International Law and Family Law.


Employment Statistics for the Class of 2008

Office of Career Services As you deepen your knowledge of the law through your course work at Hofstra Law, the Office of Career Services (OCS) will prepare you to take control of your professional development. OCS provides you with individual coaching that is insightful and tailored to your particular goals and needs. Whether OCS is helping you assess your skills and experiences, market yourself to prospective employers or develop job-search and networking strategies, the knowledgeable OCS staff is available to serve as your guide to career success. OCS also provides guidance that is current and relevant to the marketplace. For example, the School’s new Classroom to Career (C2C) program provides skills and tools to give you an advantage in a competitive legal job market. C2C highlights two critical elements of professional development that are not taught as part of a traditional law school curriculum: Professional Presence focuses on interview and communication skills, business etiquette and other matters that relate to a professional persona. Practices of a Lawyer highlights other skills critical to a successful career, including business development and marketing, client relations and retention, and time management.

• 2 percent pursued advanced degrees

Alston & Bird

Jackson Lewis

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Blank Rome

King & Spalding

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

Bond, Schoeneck & King

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Brown Rudnick

Latham & Watkins

Proskauer Rose

Bryan Cave

Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid

Pryor Cashman

• Median Starting Salary: $160,000 • 25th Percentile:

$67,500

• 75th Percentile:

$160,000

• Median Public-Sector Starting Salary:

$52,000

Alumni Community • Total alumni: 8,720 • Alumni in 49 states and 13 countries • More than 60 alumni are judges nationwide

Judge Maryanne Trump Barry ’74 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Maurice A. Deane ’81 President, Bama Equities, Inc. Neil Hernandez ’95 Commissioner, Department of Juvenile Justice, City of New York Katherine N. Lapp ’81 Executive Vice President, Harvard University Randy Levine ’80 President, New York Yankees Edward P. Mangano ’87 Nassau County Executive

Sincerely,

Michael Ende Assistant Dean for Career Services

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• 95 percent employed within nine months of graduation

Each fall, OCS provides upper-level students the opportunity to interview with prospective employers on campus and to submit résumés to employers who prefer to conduct interviews in their offices. Firms that participated in our 2008 and 2009 on-campus interview programs included

• Notable alumni include

You are about to embark upon an exciting and rewarding educational and professional journey, and OCS is your committed partner working toward your success and development.

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On-Campus Recruitment

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Clifford Chance US Cullen and Dykman Dewey & LeBoeuf Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Mayer Brown McDermott Will & Emery Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Reed Smith Ropes & Gray Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Schulte Roth & Zabel Shearman & Sterling

Fulbright & Jaworski

Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass

Hodgson Russ

Nixon Peabody

White & Case

Holland & Knight

O’Melveny & Myers

Winston & Strawn

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Public-sector employers that participated in our fall 2008 and 2009 interview program included Bronx County District Attorney’s Office Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel Legal Aid Society Legal Aid Society of Nassau County Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Nassau County Attorney’s Office

Nassau County District Attorney’s Office

Queens County District Attorney’s Office

New York City Law Department

U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps

New York County District Attorney’s Office New York State Attorney General’s Office New Jersey Attorney General’s Office

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps

Areas of Alumni Employment

Robert O. Muller ’74 Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Founder, Alliance for Security

48% Law Firms

David A. Paterson ’82 Governor, State of New York

16% Government or Public Interest

Brad Eric Scheler ’77 Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

4% Other (Academia, Non-legal, etc.)

26% Business/Industry

6% Judicial Clerkship

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Student Life:

Housing and Campus Resources Housing

Campus Resources

Hofstra University offers a variety of on-campus housing options for our incoming and current student populations. We encourage you to learn about living options in residence halls and University apartments, how housing assignments are made and the advantages of accepting your offer of admission as early as possible to be guaranteed on-campus housing. After accepting your offer of admission and paying your security deposits, you will need to submit a University housing application, which is available online at www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/ StudentServices/ResLife/index.html.

Situated on the 250-acre Hofstra University campus, law students have access to the resources available throughout the Hofstra community. During the academic year, the Hofstra campus is a bustling environment with theatrical performances, concerts, sporting events and academic lectures, not to mention attractions at the Nassau Coliseum, just steps from campus.

One of the newest and more popular on-campus housing options for law students is the Graduate Residence Hall. The five-story building offers suite-style apartment living and is on the North Campus, between Constitution and Alliance Halls. Each suite has multiple bedrooms, shared common spaces, kitchenettes and bathrooms. The hall houses singleand double-occupancy bedrooms within two-, three- and four-bedroom suites. Each common area includes a couch, love seat and coffee tables. The kitchenettes have a stove-top burner, refrigerator, microwave and dining table with chairs. If you prefer off-campus housing, the University’s Office of OffCampus Living and Commuting Student Services offers a housing list, available at www.hofstra.edu/ StudentAffairs/Commuting/index.html.

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HofstraCard

Athletics and Recreation Hofstra offers an extensive intercollegiate program as well as recreational facilities. An indoor, heated, Olympic-size swimming pool is available for student use. The campus Recreation Center features a gymnasium, fully equipped weight room, aerobics room, indoor track, cardiovascular area, lounge and locker rooms.

The HofstraCard, your photo identification, is your key to ease, convenience and opportunity at Hofstra University. The HofstraCard is used to gain access to the facilities and technology at the University. You may also opt to establish a Dutch Debits account, to which your HofstraCard provides access; through the My.Hofstra.edu portal, you can deposit money into your account. With Dutch Debits, you will enjoy convenient purchasing around the campus for food, movies, events, vending machines, laundry and the Hofstra Bookstore.

Dining

Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute Children of Hofstra students are eligible to enroll in the Child Care Institute on campus. The facility offers infant day care as well as an educational program for children two to five years of age on Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call (516) 463-5194.

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Hofstra Dining Services has 20 campus locations that are conveniently situated. Some of the dining offerings are California Pizza Kitchen, Taro13, Eli’s Kosher Market, Starbucks Coffee and The Juice Event. For the law student on the run, the Law School Kiosk in the foyer outside the library offers sandwiches, wraps, salads, fresh juice, coffee and muffins.

Wellness Center

Public Safety

During the academic year, the Hofstra Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses staff the center. In accordance with New York State law, all students must complete and return the Medical Record Form before matriculating. You may print the Medical Record Form from the center’s Web site, hofstra.edu/wellness.

The Department of Public Safety provides around-the-clock protection to the Hofstra community and offers student escorts daily between dusk and dawn to accompany students anywhere on campus.

Transportation The Hofstra shuttle bus provides free transportation for members of the Hofstra community throughout the campus and to select off-campus locations, including the Mineola and Hempstead stations of the Long Island Rail Road, which runs from Manhattan to Montauk Point. For students needing to access the greater Long Island community, a Zipcar location is directly outside the University Student Center.

Emergency hotline: (516) 463-6789 Non-emergency hotline: (516) 463-6606

Technology Hofstra Law School’s Information Technology department works hard to facilitate your computer-service needs and is eager to answer all your IT questions. On the IT department’s “Services” page, law.hofstra.edu/ IT, you will find links to helpful IT tools and tips, computer purchase recommendations, laptop support policies and many other useful items.

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Transportation by Taxi

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Some local services include • Larry’s Taxi Service (516) 481-1111 • Pub Taxi Service (516) 483-4433 • Hempstead Taxi (516) 489-4460

Getting Here by Car Note: Most GPS units allow you to search for Hofstra University in the Points of Interest section. The address for navigation use is 900 Fulton Avenue Hempstead, NY 11550 From New York City: From the Queens Midtown Tunnel, continue on the Long Island Expressway (I-495) East to exit 38, Northern State Parkway East, to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (exit 31A). Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”). Follow “From All Points,” below. From southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia: Take the N.J. Turnpike to Exit 13. Follow Route 278 to Verrazano-Narrows Bridge ... Take left exit off the bridge onto the Belt Parkway East. Take that to Exit 25A (Southern State Parkway East — the Belt Parkway splits, stay left).Take that to Exit 22N (Meadowbrook Parkway North). Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”). Follow “From All Points,” below. From northwestern New Jersey, northern Pennsylvania, and the Middle States: Take Interstate 78, Interstate 80, U.S. Route 22, New Jersey Route 4 or New Jersey Route 17 to the George Washington Bridge. Proceed over the bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway onto the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions from Throgs Neck Bridge, detailed below. From Upstate New York: Take New York Thruway over the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Cross Westchester Expressway (Interstate 287). Stay on the Expressway to the New England Thruway. Proceed south on the Thruway to Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions from Throgs Neck Bridge, detailed below.

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• Ollie’s Airport Service (516) 437-0505, (516) 352-6633, (718) 229-5454

From New England: Proceed south to New England Thruway (Interstate 95) and take this to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions from Throgs Neck Bridge, detailed below. From the Throgs Neck Bridge: Take Cross Island Parkway (first exit over the bridge on the right) to the Grand Central Parkway East (Exit 29, exit forks — stay left). Grand Central Parkway will become the Northern State Parkway East, follow to Exit 31A (Meadowbrook Parkway South). Take the Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”). Follow “From All Points,” below. From eastern Long Island: Take the Northern State Parkway West to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A), or take the Southern State Parkway West to the Meadowbrook Parkway North (Exit 22N). Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”). Follow “From All Points,” below. From John F. Kennedy Airport: Take the Belt Parkway East to Exit 25A (Southern State Parkway East). Take that to Exit 22N (Meadowbrook Parkway North). Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4. Follow “From All Points,” below. From LaGuardia Airport: Take the Grand Central Parkway East. This will become the Northern State Parkway East. Follow this to Exit 31A (Meadowbrook Parkway South). Take the Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”). Follow “From All Points,” below. From MacArthur Airport: Take Veterans Memorial Highway South to Sunrise Highway West to the Southern State Parkway West. Take that to Exit 22N, and then take the Meadowbrook Parkway North to Exit M4. Follow “From All Points,” below.

From All Points: From Exit M4 of the Meadowbrook Parkway you will be on Route 24 West (Hempstead Turnpike). Stay on 24W for about one mile. Pass Nassau Coliseum. Hofstra University is on both sides of Hempstead Turnpike. Make a left on California Avenue (immediately next to the Public Safety and Information Building) and proceed one-quarter mile. The Law School buildings are on the right after the stop sign and Campus Deli; the Office of Enrollment Management is in Joan Axinn Hall on the left side of California Avenue in the same vicinity.

Additional transportation information, including campus shuttle and train schedules, parking, carpool and car rental information, is available online at www.hostra.edu in the “About” and “Student Affairs” sections at the top of the main page.

Local Accommodations Note: To receive a special “Hofstra” rate, you must call the hotel’s direct reservation line — special rates are not available online or via the hotels’ toll-free 1-800 numbers.

ALLEGRIA HOTEL & SPA Long Beach NY 11561 Tel: (516) 889-1300 (888) ON-BEACH (662-3224) Fax: (516) 889-1310

Getting Here by Train

General Inquiries: stay@allegriahotel.com

From New York City: The Long Island Rail Road provides regular commuter service from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to the Hempstead station, which is less than two miles from Hofstra’s campus. Pennsylvania Station is at 34th Street and 8th Avenue, below Madison Square Garden. Take the Long Island Rail Road East on the Hempstead Branch to the final stop “Hempstead.” Depending on the day and time, a complimentary blue Hofstra shuttle is ready to take visitors and students to the Hofstra campus. The bus makes several stops on campus. Otherwise, take a taxi for a five-minute trip to the Hofstra campus.

The Allegria Hotel and Spa is the first oceanfront hotel offering 143 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Conveniently, the Allegria Hotel & Spa is located four blocks from the Long Island Rail Road Station, 12 miles from John F. Kennedy airport and 21 miles from midtown Manhattan.

THE GARDEN CITY HOTEL 45 Seventh Street Garden City, NY 11530 Attn: Reservations Manager Tel: (516) 747-3000 or (800) 547-0400 Fax: (516) 747-1414

HAMPTON INN 1 North Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 Attn: Reservations Manager Tel: (516) 227-2720 or 1-800-HAMPTON Fax: (516) 227-2708

THE LONG ISLAND MARRIOTT 101 James Doolittle Boulevard Uniondale, NY 11553 Attn: Reservations Manager Tel: (516) 794-3800 or (800) 832-6255 Fax: (516) 794-5936

The Hampton Inn offers free on-thehouse hot breakfast, on-the-run breakfast bags, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, local calls, 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center and suite shop, indoor pool, guest laundry facility, studio suites, meeting room, board room and the 100 percent Hampton Inn satisfaction guarantee.

www.longislandmarriott.com

HYATT PLACE 5 North Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 Toll free 1-800-833-1516 Tel: (516) 222-6277 Fax: (516) 222-6278 www.hyattplacegardencity.com Hyatt Place offers complimentary continental breakfast for up to four (4) people; 24-hour made-to-order snacks, entrées, soups, salads and pizza; Hyatt grand bed; 42-inch plasma TV; on-demand movie; complimentary high-speed Internet access and wireless access; swimming pool; check-in kiosks; E-room; and Hyatt’s stay-fit gym.

All reservations will be held until 6 p.m. of day of arrival unless accompanied by the first night’s room deposit or a major credit card. The Marriott is the closest full-service hotel to Hofstra. It has two restaurants on-site, including the Champions sports bar, and also offers a complimentary full health club.

RED ROOF INN 699 Dibblee Drive Westbury, NY 11590 Attn: Reservations Manager Tel: (516) 794-2555 or 1-800-RED-ROOF Fax: (516) 794-2539 Please include CP code CP518984 when making reservations. Rates for group blocks will be quoted at the time of request. All reservations will be held until 6 p.m. of day of arrival unless accompanied by the first night’s room deposit or a major credit card.

LA QUINTA INN AND SUITES 821 Stewart Avenue Garden City, Long Island, NY 11530 Attn: Reservations Manager Tel: (516) 705-9000 or (800) 531-5900 Fax: (516) 705-9100 Hofstra University has a discount with La Quinta Inn & Suites at a Tier 5 Rate. This rate is based on the hotel’s availability, cannot be combined with other discounts and may not be available during special events or holidays.

www.gardencityhotel.com

Getting Here by Bus Long Island Bus provides public bus service serving Hempstead, Hofstra University, Nassau University Medical Center, Levittown, Farmingdale, Melville, Sunrise Mall and Babylon, via Hempstead Turnpike.

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Special weekend packages are available. All reservations will be held until 6 p.m. of day of arrival unless accompanied by the first night’s room deposit or a major credit card. The Garden City Hotel offers 24-hour room service, complimentary health spa and the Posh Ultralounge.

Online Resources For directions and maps visit: www.hofstra.edu/About/InfoCenter/info_dirmaps.html Hofstra University Travel Accommodations: www.hofstra.edu/About/InfoCenter/info_hotels.html

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C.V. Starr Hall.................................................. 60 Davison Hall...................................................... 8 Deli, Hofstra.................................................... 18 Dempster Hall................................................. 20 Field Hockey Stadium.................................... 77 Gittleson Hall.................................................. 63 Hagedorn Hall................................................. 55 Hauser Hall........................................................ 2 Health and Wellness Center.......................... 42 Heger Hall.......................................................... 4 Hofstra Dome.................................................. 48 Hofstra Hall....................................................... 7 Hofstra USA..................................................... 40 Human Resources Center.............................. 52 Jane Street House............................................ 24 Koppelman Hall.......................................... 22 Kushner Hall............................................... 22 Law, School of..................................... 21 & 22 Library Technical Services and Resource Center....................................... 3 Lowe Hall........................................................... 9 Margiotta Hall................................................. 57 Mason Hall/Gallon Wing................................. 5 McEwen Hall.................................................... 17 Memorial Hall................................................... 1 Monroe Lecture Center.................................. 62 New Academic Building................................. 73 Pedestrian Bridges.................................... 69, 70 Phillips Hall....................................................... 6 Physical Fitness/ Swim Center.................................................. 49 Physical Plant.................................................. 59 Public Safety and Information Center, David S. Mack ............................................... 54 Recreation Center........................................... 47 Republic Hall................................................... 42 Roosevelt Hall................................................. 19 Saltzman Community Services Center............................................ 28 Shapiro Alumni House................................... 58 Soccer Field...................................................... 71 Softball Field................................................... 75 Spiegel Theater................................................ 13 Sports and Exhibition Complex, David S. Mack................................................ 51 Stadium, James M. Shuart............................. 56 Student Center, Sondra and David S. Mack........................................ 31 Unispan............................................................ 30 University Club/Mack Hall............................ 53 University College Hall/Skodnek Business Development Center..................................... 43 Weeb Ewbank Hall.......................................... 50 Weed Hall........................................................ 26 Weller Hall....................................................... 16 West Library Wing.......................................... 29

Campus Map

Adams Hall...................................................... 25 Adams Playhouse............................................ 12 Adams Playhouse Quad................................. 78 Admission Center/ Bernon Hall.................................................... 27 law.hofstra.edu/acceptedstudents Axinn Hall (Law)......................................... 66

Axinn Library.................................................... 3 Barnard Hall.................................................... 10 Baseball Field................................................... 72 Berliner Hall.................................................... 61 Bird Sanctuary................................................ 76 Breslin Hall......................................................20 23

Brower Hall...................................................... 11 Butler Annex................................................... 65 CafĂŠ on the Quad............................................ 15 Calkins Hall..................................................... 14 Career Center/ M. Robert Lowe Hall.................................... 64

Residence Halls Alliance Hall.................................................... 34 Bill of Rights Hall............................................ 35 Colonial Square............................................... 46 Constitution Hall............................................ 36 Enterprise Hall................................................ 39 Estabrook Hall................................................. 37 Graduate Residence........................................ 74 Liberty Hall...................................................... 41 Nassau Hall..................................................... 44 New Complex.................................................. 32 Republic Hall................................................... 42 Suffolk Hall...................................................... 45 The Netherlands............................................. 33 Vander Poel Hall............................................. 38

Contact Information Office of Enrollment Management Joan Axinn Hall Admissions (516) 463-5916 lawadmissions@hofstra.edu Financial Aid (516) 463-5929 lawfinancialaid@hofstra.edu Academic Records (516) 463-5917 lawoar@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 114 Academic Success (516) 463-4008 lawacademicsuccess@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 219 Alumni Relations (516) 463-4673 lawalum@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 29 Bookstore (516) 463-6654 bkspjs@hofstra.edu Mack Student Center, Basement Career Services (516) 463-5871 lawcareer@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 250 Clinic Programs (516) 463-5934 lawclinic.po141.domain14@hofstra.edu Joan Axinn Hall

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HofstraCard (ID Card) Services (516) 463-6942 hofstracard@hofstra.edu Mack Student Center, Suite 104 Information Systems/Help Desk (516) 463-7777 lawhelp@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 244 Law Library (516) 463-5898 lawlib@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School Public Safety (516) 463-6066 Hofstra Information Center Residential Programs (516) 463-6930 reslife@hofstra.edu Mack Student Center, Suite 244 Student Accounts (516) 463-6828 studentaccounts@hofstra.edu Memorial Hall, Suite 205 Student Affairs (516) 463-5771 lawstudentaffairs@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 203 Student Bar Association (516) 463-6563 lawsba@hofstra.edu Hofstra Law School, Suite 203


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