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Hofstra Law Named a Top School for Alternative Dispute Resolution by preLaw Magazine

PreLaw magazine has awarded Hofstra Law an “A-” rating for its Alternative Dispute Resolution offerings. The ratings are announced in preLaw’s Winter 2018 issue (Vol. 21, No. 3) in the article “Top Law Schools for Trial Advocacy, International Law and Dispute Resolution.”

Hofstra Law is one of only 18 law schools that received an “A+” or an “A-” rating for Alternative Dispute Resolution (no school received an “A” rating). PreLaw explains that it “graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group and 5% for a certificate. An A represents a score of 90% or higher, an A- is 78% to 89% and a B+ is 72% to 77%.”

Hofstra Law’s offerings in Alternative Dispute Resolution include:

• Alternative Dispute Resolution Concentration, featuring courses such as Alternatives to Litigation; Legal Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation; Modern Divorce Advocacy; Mediation, Principles and Practice; Negotiation Seminar: Theory, Research and Practice; Securities Arbitration; Domestic Commercial Arbitration; and International Commercial Arbitration.

• Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, which studies and promotes the understanding of conflict processes and intervention from the transformative framework

• Mediation Externship, in which students serve as mediators in disputes between parents and children as part of the Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) diversion program, and also mediate disputes between parents with either child support or custody and visitation cases that are before the family court in Nassau County

• Dispute Resolution Society, which aims to advance students’ ability to negotiate, arbitrate and mediate through seminars and competitions

PreLaw magazine is a National Jurist publication.

Read the full article “Top Schools for Trial Advocacy, International Law and Dispute Resolution” (pp. 49-53) in preLaw’s online Winter 2018 issue (Vol. 21, No. 3).