Hofstra Law taking field trip to Havana
March 30, 2012
A group of would-be lawyers from The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at
Thirty Hofstra students will make the trek on March 31 from
The trip is made possible by the
"Hofstra law is excited to be one of the first law schools to take advantage of the government's endorsement of educational exchange with Cuba, and we hope that our program will provide students with an academically and culturally enriching experience," said Dean Nora Demleitner. "This expansion of our study-abroad offerings also responds to the complexities of the legal field, which increasingly demands future lawyers to be prepared for an ever-more interconnected world."
The program is the result of a 2011 trip to
"Most of our students have never seen a communist country before, and the cultural differences between the
The students will learn about a variety of export laws and regulations. The students will take field trips and hear from guest lecturers while attending classes in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana — a building that formerly housed Cuba's Supreme Court of Justice.
An inspector from the
Meanwhile, Hofstra is launching a spring break study-abroad program in
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