Published on January 12, 2009 | by LawNews
Assistant Dean Jeffrey Dodge, Law Review Editor Drew M. Gulley in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Assistant Dean for Administration and Operations and Director of CLE Programs Jeffrey A. Dodge and Hofstra Law Review Editor Drew M. Gulley were quoted in a front-page article of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Law schools customize degrees to students’ tastes
By Peter Schmidt
The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 9, 2009
The rapid growth in niche programs at law schools began in the 1990s, spurred by a combination of competition for students, financial considerations, and pressures from faculty members within law schools and elsewhere in the university.
Jeffrey A. Dodge, assistant dean for administration and operations at Hofstra University’s law school, said in an e-mail message that in recruiting trips “I run into students from across the country who are choosing law schools based on concentration offerings.” The 15 concentrations that Hofstra has established in recent years — in fields like family law, energy law, real-estate law, and taxation — are “definitely huge selling points, and I find them to be very successful recruitment tools,” he said.