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Hofstra Law Once Again Rated a Top School for Family Law by preLaw Magazine

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For the second consecutive year, preLaw magazine has awarded Hofstra Law an “A+” rating for its Family Law offerings. The ratings are announced in preLaw’s Back to School 2019 issue in the article “Top Law Schools: Family Law.”

Hofstra Law is one of only four law schools to receive an “A+” rating for Family Law. PreLaw bases the ratings on the breadth and depth of a law school’s curricular offerings, including a concentration, a clinic, a center, an internship/externship, a journal, a student group, and a certificate.

Hofstra Law’s offerings in Family Law include:

• Concentration in Family Law

• Youth Advocacy Clinic, in which Hofstra Law students learn the facets of client advocacy through the challenging experience of representing youth in special immigrant juvenile matters and child maltreatment cases.

Center for Children, Families and the Law, an interdisciplinary center for education, research, and public service focused on children and families involved in the legal system

• Externships with organizations such as The Legal Aid Society, the Children’s Law Center, the Department of Social Services, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Lawyers for Children, and several family court judges’ and district attorneys’ offices

• Family Court Review, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly family law journal (published under the auspices of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, or AFCC), whose editorial staff is based at Hofstra Law

• A student organization, the Family Law Society

• Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship

• More than 20 courses, such as Alternatives to Litigation; Child Abuse and Neglect; Domestic Violence Seminar; Family Law/Family Law With Skills; Family Law Practicum/Mediation Project; International Family Law; Introduction to Child and Family Advocacy; Mediation Seminar; Modern Divorce Advocacy; and 17-A Guardianship Demonstration Project

PreLaw magazine is a National Jurist publication.

View the full article “Top Law Schools: Family Law” in preLaw’s online Back to School 2019 issue (Vol. 23, No. 1).