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 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 [...]

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. [...]

Message from the Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law

Every day, children and families in America come to our courts at some of the most challenging times in their lives — often facing poverty, homelessness, dementia, divorce, abuse and/or neglect. [...]

Herbie DiFonzo – Mensch Extraordinaire

When news of Herbie’s death spread, the calls and emails from former students, colleagues and friends that I received repeatedly used the same word – mensch- to describe him. According to Leo [...]

Hofstra Law’s Family Law With Skills Course — Innovative Classroom and Experiential Learning Based on the FLER Report’s Recommendations

Co-sponsored by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s Center for Children, Families and the Law (CCFL) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), in 2006, the Family Law [...]

Practical Skills-Building in Family Law With Skills Course: A Student’s Experiential Education at Hofstra Law

When I first started the Family Law With Skills course back in August, I had a limited family law background and I knew that it was a real potential career path for me. However, within a matter [...]