Hofstra University (Deane)

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121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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#135 Best Law Schools


#42 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: $49,780 per year and part-time: $37,260 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 18.1:1. The Deane School of Law at Hofstra University has 79 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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Year founded 1970
Public/private Private
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
Admissions email lawadmissions@hofstra.edu
Website http://law.hofstra.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 79
Student-faculty ratio 18.1:1
Total faculty 86

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 821
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 318


Tuition and fees

full-time: $49,780 per year
part-time: $37,260 per year

Room and board $16,900


Employed at graduation2 24.0%
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
Median public service starting salary $52,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 593,830

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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