Monday, February 21, 2011

Hofstra Law School

The following information. introduces you to Hofstra Law School and e provides information for  you to apply for our Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs. 

In the hopes of making things easier for international applicants, Hofstra Law is waiving the $75 application fee for attendees of QS World Grad School Fair programs.  Simply print this email out and attach it to your application.  Hofstra Law has full and partial scholarships available for students, but apply early for full consideration.  We now accept TOEFL, IELTS and ILAC as measures of English language capacity.  The minimum requirements for each exam are on our website.

Located in the greater New York City region, Hofstra Law School’s mission is to prepare passionate students to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Accredited by the American Bar Association and Bar Council of India, Hofstra Law School is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and is ranked a top 100 U.S. institution.  The Law School offers both full-time and part-time Juris Doctor degree programs as well as Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree programs in American Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates) and Family Law.

Hofstra Law School has designed the American Legal Studies LL.M. program specifically for lawyers who were trained outside of the United States and want to advance their knowledge of law to improve their careers. The LL.M. program meets the needs of lawyers who wish to either practice law in the United States or to return to their home countries. Hofstra’s one year full-time program will give students the skills to handle the increasing internationalization of legal practice and navigate transactions involving the laws of multiple nations.  This program also qualifies students to sit for the New York bar exam and become licensed attorneys in the U.S.

The Juris Doctor program takes full-time students three years to complete and is appropriate for international students who have not completed a first law degree in another country. The requirements include completing 87 credits and taking mandatory courses in Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. Hofstra Law School also has students take a first year course on Transnational Law, a unique course that promotes an understanding of the relationships between U.S. law and international business, legal, social and political issues. It also provides the introduction that allows upper class students to select from numerous advanced courses in international and comparative law.

Hofstra J.D. and LL.M. candidates are fully integrated members of the Law School student body. Students may select from the almost 200 courses offered at the Law School, with very few exceptions. The programs have attracted students from over 40 foreign countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Italy, Korea, India, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russian, Togo and Zambia. 

Visit our website at to learn more about Hofstra Law School and our academic programs. Please also let me know if you would like a J.D. or LL.M brochure mailed to you or if you need help through the application process.
It was wonderful meeting so many accomplished students at the QS World Grad School Fairs around the globe.  I hope you consider Hofstra Law as you think about your next step professionally.  Happy holidays!

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