Hofstra Law School

The School of Law at Hofstra University was founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971. The school now offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, a JD/MS in Taxation and LLM degrees in International Law, American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. The school also recently initiated a part-time JD program. The school is located in Hempstead, New York, and is located on the southern part of Hofstra's campus.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.hofstra.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@hofstra.edu
Location (Location) Hempstead, NY
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1970
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 111
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 153
Median GPA : 3.39
Acceptance Rate : 60%


Hofstra Law School Admissions

Hofstra Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 60% of its applicants. Comparatively, Hofstra is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 1848 1100 (59.52%) 251 (13.6%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.99 3.39 3.60
LSAT 147 153 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $54,250 $54,250
Part Time $40,670 $40,670
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $24,547
Living off-campus: $25,405
Living at home: $8,355

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 11/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/15
Application Fee : N/A

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Hofstra Law School Community

Hofstra Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Hofstra is Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 41
  • Part Time : 45

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 33
  • # Minority Faculty : 10

RATIO

17.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : Yes

Hofstra Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Hofstra University 1L section size is 15% smaller than law schools in New York and 9% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Hofstra Law School: 160
New York Average: 184
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 960
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 132
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 186
  • Law Journals : 224
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 13.5%
  • Second Year : 4.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Hofstra Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Hofstra University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 90% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 94.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 45.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 11.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • New York: 84%
  • New Jersey: 3%
  • California: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 94.0%
  • First Time Takers: 299
  • Average School: 73.7%
  • Average State: 78.6%
  • Pass Difference: -4.9%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York : 78.6%
  • Passed : 207 of 281 (73.7%)
  • State Average : 78.6%
  • Difference : -4.9%