The members of the recently graduated Class of 2018 demonstrated a deep commitment to pro bono work during their three years at Hofstra Law, collectively contributing 82,739 hours of service, or an average of 366 hours of service per student.
Of the 226 graduates, 53 percent engaged in pro bono work, and nearly all of these 119 students qualified for a Public Service Award, with 16 students serving over 250 hours (bronze award), nine students over 500 hours (silver) and 89 students over 750 hours (gold).
The five students who contributed the most pro bono hours were Allaina Sines, 2,263 hours; Estrella Cedillo, 1,656 hours; Sehaam Hassan, 1,570 hours; Alyssa Locnikar, 1,539 hours; and Arlette Herrera, 1,484 hours.
Hofstra Law students’ pro bono work consisted of public service, performed under the supervision of a licensed attorney or faculty member, with:
• Nonprofit organizations — including Hofstra Law clinical programs — that provide legal representation to individuals or groups who are underserved, underrepresented or of limited means
• Municipal, state or federal government agencies, legislative bodies or court systems
• Attorneys providing legal services free of charge or at a significantly reduced cost
• Hofstra Law student groups that advocate on behalf of clients or provide legal education
View the full list of Public Service Award recipients (PDF) (the Public Service Award recipients are on page 2 of the PDF).