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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Square Pegs and Round Holes: Shoehorning Modern Family Dynamics into Antiquated Laws

A few years ago, a white woman and a black woman visited a fertility clinic, each woman to be inseminated with one of her own eggs fertilized with her husband’s seed. The white woman became [...]

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