Published on September 18, 2014 | by LawNews
72 Hofstra Law Students Participate in Fall Externships
The Office of Experiential Programs announced that it has placed 72 upper-level Hofstra Law students in externships for the fall semester.
“Based on the increasing number of students who are actively engaged in experiential learning through our clinic and externships programs,” said Jennifer Gundlach, senior associate dean for experiential education and clinical professor of law, “it is clear that our upper-level students understand the importance not only of establishing a strong foundation in the doctrinal law that they learn in the classroom from our outstanding faculty but also of applying that knowledge to real clients’ problems in legal practice settings.”
Thirteen alumni are serving as externship supervisors for the fall. Since the Law School expanded its Externship Program last year, the Office of Experiential Programs has placed more than 250 students in externships, including 31 positions supervised by Hofstra Law alumni.
“We are grateful,” Gundlach said, “that so many of our alumni have encouraged our students to seek out these opportunities and have volunteered their time to supervise our student externs in their legal services organizations, government agencies, courthouses and private practices.”
Externships for the fall semester include civil, criminal, judicial, matrimonial and youth court placements, as well as the Law School’s Advanced Externship program, Clinical Prosecution Practicum, Hofstra Law in D.C. (HLDC) program, Law of Lawyering program and Veterans Externship program.
Learn more about Hofstra Law’s Externship Program.