Maurice A. Deane School of Law

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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
School typePrivate
DeanHon. A. Gail Prudenti
LocationHempstead, New York, US
Enrollment791 [1]
Faculty90 [2]
USNWR ranking110 overall
44 part-time [3]
Bar pass rate70% (July 2017 NY first-time takers) [4](registration required)
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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (commonly known as Hofstra Law) is a law school located in Hempstead, New York on Long Island, affiliated with Hofstra University. Founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971, the school offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, and LL.M degrees in American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. Hofstra Law School is on the southern portion of the 240-acre (0.97 km2) Hofstra University campus, in Hempstead, New York. The school was renamed to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in September 2011.[5]

According to Hofstra Law's 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 73.23% of the Class of 2016 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[2] For the July 2016 New York bar exam, 64% of Hofstra Law graduates who were first-time exam takers passed the bar, vs. an 82% average for graduates of New York ABA-accredited schools.[6]


Kushner Hall

Hofstra School of Law offers concentration in 15 areas of study: Child and Family Advocacy, Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Energy and the Environment, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International and Comparative Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate, and Taxation.


In the 2017 U.S. News Rankings for law schools, Hofstra ranked 118 and 44 part-time nationally.[7] The school was named one of the country's best public interest law schools by preLaw magazine, a national publication aimed at prospective law students. Among the 75 law schools that made the list, Hofstra ranked 11th.[8]

Hofstra Law is ranked the No. 54 school in the country in placing partners in U.S. offices of the 100 largest national law firms (J.D. classes of 1986 and after), according to a study by Theodore P. Seto, "Where Do Partners Come From," Journal of Legal Education. According to a 2016 study, by Law School Transparency, Hofstra ranked 35th nationally for employment outcomes and 6th in New York State.[9]


Deane Law Library

The School of Law is housed in the original building opened in the 1970s upon the school's inception, although it has undergone several extensive renovations since that time. The lower floors of Kushner Hall are home to the law school's two level Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library. The law building also contains a Moot Courtroom. Access to wireless internet can be found throughout the campus.

In the early 1990s, the school added a new building, Joan Axinn Hall, to house its growing clinical programs and the Office of Career Services, and it expanded into neighboring Roosevelt Hall in 2006–07, with new space for its five student-run journals and other student organizations.


As of 2016, Hofstra Law has 46 full-time faculty members.[10] Faculty have included family law advocate John D. Gregory, professor Nora Demleitner, crime fiction author Alafair Burke, and legal ethics scholar Monroe Freedman.


According to Hofstra's official 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 73.23% of the Class of 2016 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[11] Hofstra's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 22.6%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2015 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time position[11]


Annual tuition at Hofstra for the 2016-2017 academic year is $55,267.[12] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $301,721.[13]





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  3. ^ 2017 U.S. News Law School Rankings
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  5. ^ Karen Sloan ContactAll Articles. "Hofstra changes its name to honor donor". Retrieved 2011-09-15.
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  7. ^ "Best Law School Rankings o Law Program Rankings o US News". Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ "Hofstra University - School of Law - J.D. Admissions - Community Involvement". Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  9. ^ "Law School Transparency Jobs". Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  10. ^ "Hofstra University - School of Law - Directory - Full-Time Faculty". Retrieved 2017-03-10.
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  12. ^ "Cost of Attendance".
  13. ^ "Hofstra University Profile".
  14. ^ "D'Amato v Farrier, et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-00177-PMW, D. Utah" (PDF). 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.

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