Centers and Institutes
Our centers of excellence foster research, education, and action on critical issues facing today’s society.
The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies
The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies is designed to meet the need for education and training of attorneys in the complex field of real estate law, offer instruction for and foster relationships between real estate professionals, and provide a center of excellence for the interdisciplinary study of real estate business and law.
Center for Applied Legal Reasoning
The Center for Applied Legal Reasoning provides a forum for studying theories of legal reasoning, researching issues related to the solving of legal problems, decision-making in practice, and the development of pedagogies to train law students for the practice of law.
The Robert and Priscilla Livingston Center for Children, Families and the Law
The Robert and Priscilla Livingston Center for Children, Families and the Law is an interdisciplinary center for education, research and public service focused on children and families involved in the legal system.
Center for Intellectual Property Law
The Center for Intellectual Property Law (CIPL) houses all the academic intellectual property law programs at Hofstra Law. In addition to serving as a connection hub for our students and alumni in the IP field, CIPL is dedicated to research and the promotion of knowledge on all issues related to intellectual property and innovation law and policy.
Center for Legal Advocacy
The Center for Legal Advocacy features innovative programs and approaches aimed at improving client representation skills and enhancing the level of service the profession offers the public. The Trial Skills Program builds upon Hofstra Law’s established strengths in the areas of advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.
Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics is to serve as a research center for the exploration of critical issues concerning lawyers’ ethics and the legal profession.
Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy
The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy was designed to meet the need for education and training of attorneys in the rapidly expanding field of health law, provide instruction for health care professionals who are encountering increasingly complicated laws affecting the delivery of health care, and provide a center of excellence for the study and formulation of health care policy.
Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) is to study and promote the understanding of conflict processes and intervention from the transformative framework.
Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory
The Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory, also known as the LLT Lab, is dedicated to inventing and making available tools that make legal practice and legal education more effective and more efficient.
Perry Weitz Mass Tort Institute
The Perry Weitz Mass Tort Institute at Hofstra Law is dedicated to the study of the complex legal and policy issues raised by mass tort adjudication in the United States. The Institute seeks to prepare, challenge, and inspire Hofstra Law students to promote social change and pursue redress for individual victims.