The legal system can force open doors and sometimes even knock down walls. But it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me. Justice Thurgood Marshall

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law has always viewed the subject of legal ethics as a priority and an essential component of legal education. However, in the last several years, legal ethics has become the focus of intense national attention.

Hofstra Law’s Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics serves as a research center for the study of legal ethics issues. In addition to offering courses in professional responsibility, the Freedman Institute sponsors speakers, conferences and symposiums. It also provides opportunities for student and faculty research.

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  • Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Receives Levy Award From NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics January 4, 2019
    Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky will be recognized by the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) with the Sanford D. Levy Award on January 16 at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City. In announcing Professor Yaroshefsky as this year’s Levy Award recipient, the committee wrote: Yaroshefsky is the Howard Lichtenstein […]
  • Hofstra Law’s Faculty Ranks in Top 50 for Scholarly Impact in 2018 August 21, 2018
    The faculty of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is ranked No. 49 among law school faculties for its scholarly impact in a new study by professors at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Hofstra Law is also ranked No. 7 for scholarly impact among New York state law schools. The […]
  • Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in Washington Post Story on Ethicality of Recording Clients July 26, 2018
    The Fix Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump. Does that make him a bad lawyer? By Deanna Paul The Washington Post July 26, 2018 Excerpt: What circumstances would justify recording a client? Does ‘general practice’ qualify? Ellen Yaroshefsky, executive director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics and a member of […]


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For more information about the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, please contact:

Executive Director
Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics
Phone: 516-463-5882

Deborah Grattan, Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics Coordinator
Phone: 516-463-5748

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