The Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law established the Freedman Justice Fellowship Program in 2016. This unique Fellowship was created to train law students throughout their three years to become skilled, thoughtful counselors and leaders who will be effective advocates to promote social justice and the public interest.
The comprehensive program exposes students to significant and exciting issues in public interest law through active engagement in a range of events, from informal luncheons with students and faculty to Hofstra Law programs and conferences. Freedman Justice Fellows are expected to take an active role in developing, organizing, and participating in the Freedman Institute’s sponsored events, drawing on the unique interests and expertise they bring to law school. As important as any of these events, the program seeks to create and nurture a strong community within Hofstra Law for those dedicated to social justice and public service. Fellows are paired with faculty and alumni mentors who will provide academic and career guidance throughout the three years of the Fellowship Program and support development of each Fellow’s individual leadership skills.
Applications for the Freedman Justice Fellowship Program were available June 2018 and all applications to the program were due by end-of-day, FRIDAY, JULY 20th.