The members of the recently graduated Class of 2019 demonstrated a deep commitment to pro bono work during their three years at Hofstra Law, collectively contributing 71,090 hours of service, or an average of 334 hours of service per student.
Of the 213 J.D. degree candidates, 55 percent engaged in pro bono work, and nearly all of these 116 students qualified for a Public Service Award, with 18 students serving over 250 hours (bronze award), 11 students over 500 hours (silver) and 83 students over 750 hours (gold).
The five students who contributed the most pro bono hours were Andielynn Walters, 2,048 hours; Elyse Sheehan, 1,772 hours; Andre Johnson, 1,483 hours; Fatima Mustafa, 1,367 hours; and Miguel Lozada, 1,335 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
The Public Service Awards were presented to students at a special ceremony held at the Law School at 11 a.m. on May 20, the day of Commencement.
Public Service Award Recipients | Class of 2019
Sean Di Luccio
Pro Bono Scholars