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Hofstra Law Celebrates Pro Bono Week 2016 With Series of Events

Official banner for National Pro Bono Week Celebration 2016

Hofstra Law announces a series of events for law students as part of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Oct. 23-29, 2016. The events offer students the opportunity to learn more about Hofstra Law’s extensive pro bono opportunities, including criminal law externships, the Pro Bono Scholars Program and pro bono externships.

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service started the National Pro Bono Celebration seven years ago due to the increasing need for pro bono services during these harsh economic times and the unprecedented response of attorneys to meet this demand.

The members of the Class of 2016 collectively contributed 59,685 hours of pro bono service during their three years at Hofstra Law.

Hofstra Law alumni interested in sharing their pro bono work experience or volunteering to supervise students working on any pro bono matters should contact Franca Sachs, assistant dean for experiential programs, at or 516-463-0386.

Visit the “Pro Bono Work” section of Hofstra Law’s website for more information on all pro bono opportunities.

Pro Bono Week and Upcoming Pro Bono Events

Tuesday, October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Room 308

Philip J. Shapiro Endowed International Visiting Scholar Lecture
“Seeking Justice Through International Litigation”

Presented by Paul Reichler, Partner and Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Department, Foley Hoag, LLP

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | noon-1 p.m.

Prosecution Practicum & Criminal Law Externship Information Session

Learn about experiential opportunities in criminal law through externships with public defenders’ and district attorneys’ offices.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Room 205

Pro Bono Scholars & HLDC Externship Information Session

Learn about opportunities to spend a semester working full time for academic credit in a government agency or providing direct legal services in the community.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Atrium

Externship & Pro Bono Networking Event

Meet employers and learn about the pro bono and externship opportunities available during the spring semester.

Thursday, Oct. 27 | 1-2 p.m. | Room 303

Public Justice Foundation Meeting

Get involved with the Public Justice Foundation and help raise funds for summer fellowships for students who devote their summers to working in the public interest.

Friday, Oct. 28 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Room 303

Domestic Violence Training With The Safe Center

Attend this two-part training: “Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Legal Issues” and “Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in a Divorce.” Pro bono volunteer opportunities are available with The Safe Center for those who attend the training.

Monday, Oct. 31 | noon-3 p.m. | Joan Axinn Hall

Law Clinic Open House

Learn about the work and opportunities to represent clients under faculty supervision through one of our 10 clinics.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 | noon-2 p.m. | Room 308

The Legal Aid Society Open House

Hear from staff attorneys at The Legal Aid Society about career and internship opportunities in their Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices.

Thursday, Nov. 3 | noon-1 p.m. | Room 206

Finding & Funding Your Summer Public Interest Internship

The Office of Career Services will conduct an information session to guide public-interest-minded students about how to facilitate their job search.

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