Hofstra Law has been ranked ninth among law schools for its Family Law program in the Law Street Media 2015 Specialty Rankings. The publication highlighted Hofstra Law’s extensive Family Law offerings, including its Center for Children, Families and the Law, Family Court Review, Youth Advocacy Clinic and many Family Law-related courses.
The Law School recently named Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, former Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of the State of New York, as Executive Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law. Judge Prudenti replaced Andrew Schepard, the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law, who stepped down as director of the Center to take on a new administrative role as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
In addition to the Law Street Media ranking, Family Court Review, a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal published under the auspices of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), was recently ranked fourth among all law school journals in the category of Family Law by the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Law Street Media’s Specialty Rankings are based on a 100-point formula that takes into account specialty courses offered, graduates employed in the specialty, proximity to subject-relevant employment centers, networking and extracurricular opportunities in the discipline, and other rankings.