Law School Overview
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|Ranking score and category|
#29 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The Deane School of Law at Hofstra University has an application deadline of April 15. Its tuition is full-time: $47,660 per year and part-time: $35,670 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 15.0:1. The Deane School of Law at Hofstra University has 78 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Hofstra University School of Law’s location on Long Island puts law students about 25 miles away from New York City, home to large law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and more. Second- and third-year law students can use the school’s location to their advantage by securing their own, unpaid externships throughout Long Island or New York City. (Those looking to venture further afield must obtain permission from the dean’s office.)
Through Hofstra’s clinics, law students can get hands-on training working in areas such as child advocacy, community and economic development, and securities arbitration. Hofstra is also home to a variety of research centers and clinics, including The Center for Applied Legal Reasoning, the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, and the Perry Weitz Institute for the Study of Mass Torts.
Students interested in pursuing two degrees at once can consider Hofstra’s joint J.D./M.B.A. program, offered in conjunction with Frank G. Zarb School of Business, or the joint J.D./Master of Applied Social Research and Public Policy program through the Hofstra University Department of Sociology. Each joint degree program can be completed in four years.
To get involved in the legal community, students have a variety of organizations to consider joining, from the Environmental Law Society to the Hofstra Law Gentleman club. Eligible students can also join law journals including the Hofstra Law Review, the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, and the Family Court Review. To experience a legal education abroad, Hofstra Law students can spend a summer in Italy, Germany, or Australia, or can travel to the Netherlands Antilles in the winter. Students are also eligible for a semester-long exchange program in Belgium, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, or Poland.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||April 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$0|
|Part-time program application fee||$0|
|Admissions Phone||(516) 463-5916|
|Full- and part-time faculty||78|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||363|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $47,660 per year
|Room and board||$16,760|
|Employed at graduation 2||N/A|
|Median private sector starting salary||$60,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$53,015|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||592,366|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data