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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Family law is a special field, and Hofstra Law is proud to give it the special emphasis it deserves in the Center for Children, Families and the Law. This first issue of the Center’s [...]

Navigator Program Enables Hofstra Law Students to Help Self-Represented Litigants in Nassau County Supreme Court Matrimonial Center

In February of 2014, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman launched a pilot program in which non-lawyer volunteers, usually local law students, assisted unrepresented litigants during their court [...]

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 [...]