Message From the Director of Center for Children, Families and the Law: Interdisciplinary Education in Hofstra Law’s Family Law Curriculum

One of the distinctive themes of the family law curriculum at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is interdisciplinary education — particularly between law and mental health. [...]

Featured Hofstra Law Alumnus: The Honorable Jeffrey Sunshine ’80

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

The New Venue Statute Proposed for Matrimonial Actions

As chair, Judge Jeffrey Sunshine ’80 takes great pride in the important work performed by the Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee. When asked which bill recently proposed by the [...]

Hofstra Law’s Deportation Defense Clinic Students Advocate on Behalf of Immigrants at Imminent Risk for Deportation

Hofstra Law’s Deportation Defense Clinic (DDC) was created in 2017 to represent immigrants on Long Island affected by the heightened immigration enforcement of the current administration. In its [...]

Collaborations Between the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Psychology Department at Hofstra University

In an effort to improve both professional outcomes and efficiency in functioning, a recent trend in both law and mental health has been to incorporate multidisciplinary approaches to best serving [...]

Hofstra Law’s Child & Family Advocacy Fellowship Program

The Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University was established in 2002 as a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education program for law [...]

Featured Child and Advocacy Fellowship Alumnus Joel Pietrzak ’14: Standing Up for the Rights of Underprivileged Disabled Children in the NYC Public Education System

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

Managing Editor’s View: The Inner Workings of the Family Court Review

What is the Family Court Review? Family Court Review (FCR) is a peer-reviewed international, interdisciplinary journal that is published quarterly under the auspices of the Association of Family [...]

Hofstra Law Student Explains the Importance of Note-Writing in the Family Court Review

Family Court Review (FCR) is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal published under the umbrella of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). It is an international, interdisciplinary [...]

A Diagnosis of “Intellectual or Developmental Disability” Does Not Always Warrant Article 17-A Guardianship

Although the objectives of Article 17-A guardianship are well-intentioned, they are not always ideal in practice. This is especially so when it comes to diagnosed “intellectually and [...]

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