Forty-five of Hofstra Law’s more than 125 active and retired alumni members of the judiciary gathered on Nov. 19, 2014, in the Law School’s Leeds Morelli & Brown Atrium for the unveiling of the Judges Wall, a gift of the Class of 2013.
“The Judges Wall, with its strategic location right outside of Career Services, serves as a reminder to current students of the myriad opportunities Hofstra Law provides, the value of outstanding leadership and the remarkable wisdom many of our alumni possess,” said Ashley Sauerhof, the president of the Student Bar Association in 2013. “The Class of 2013 is proud to recognize those alumni who have contributed substantially to the pursuit of justice, and we are proud to honor Your Honors.”
Hofstra Law has a long tradition of alumni entering the judiciary, beginning with its first class. Hon. John Farley ’73, the very first student enrolled at Hofstra Law, was named by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 as a judge for the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals.
On the international level, alumnus Hon. Neal Hendel ’76 was named in 2009 as a justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, where he continues to serve.
“From the very beginning, Hofstra Law has been committed to encouraging public service,” said Dean Eric Lane. “We are proud and honored to recognize our alumni members of the judiciary and provide permanent recognition to them through our Judges Wall.”
To ensure the accuracy of the Judges Wall, the Law School would like to develop a historical record of our alumni judges’ service. Alumni judges can visit law.hofstra.edu/Judges to submit correct and updated information.