Message From the Dean

Here we are at the start of another new year filled with hope and excitement as the Center for Children, Families and the Law continues its mission to assist families in crisis who need and [...]

Message From the Director of Center for Children, Families and the Law: Everything’s Up to Date at the Kansas City Family Law Summit

I went to Kansas City on a Friday By Saturday I learned a thing or two But up ‘till then I didn’t have an idea Of what the mod’rn world was coming to Lyrics from Everything’s Up to Date in Kansas [...]

Update on Family Law Practicum/Mediation Project: Law and Psychology Students Conducting Actual Mediations in Court Under Supervision

We are happy to report on the highly successful results this past semester of the Family Law Practicum/Mediation Project, another of the Center for Children, Families and the Law’s innovative [...]

An Interview with Featured Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship Alumna Courtney Rodriguez Sales ’13

Hofstra Law Alumni Profile Series In every issue of FamilyLaw@HofstraLaw, we will be profiling a successful Hofstra Law alumnus. We are proud to feature in this issue the below interview with our [...]

Youth Advocacy Clinic Student Obtains Guardianship for Abandoned Immigrant Siblings as First Step Toward Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

I began my work with Hofstra Law’s Youth Advocacy Clinic (YAC) in the spring semester of 2018. The YAC granted me an opportunity that changed my law school experience as well as the direction of [...]

DACA: Keeping the Dream Alive

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is a contract. That is the premise of my Note “Keeping the Dream Alive: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Necessary Next Step,” [...]

An Interview With Professor Andrew Schepard About IAALS’ Denver Center: Bridging the Implementation Gap Between ADR Services and Divorcing and Separating Families

We interviewed Professor Andrew Schepard*, who, together with Professor Marsha Kline Pruett** and Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis***, authored “If We Build It, They Might Come: Bridging the [...]

Parent Education 2018: An Update on Programs

By order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York dated August 9, 2018, the Honorable Lawrence K. Marks authorized the establishment of a pilot program for the mandatory [...]

The Navigator Program: Law Students Assisting Self-Represented Litigants in Nassau Supreme Court Matrimonial Center

In the fall of 2018, I was privileged to be able to participate in the Navigator Program, a special opportunity offered in Professor Andrew Schepard’s Family Law With Skills course. I entered the [...]

Welcome to Emily J. Stolzenberg — An Accomplished Scholar and Hofstra Law’s New Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Center for Children, Families and the Law Research Fellow

We would like to extend a hearty welcome to Professor Emily J. Stolzenberg, who has joined the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of [...]