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JD/Masters of Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics Information Session

Monday, February 25 | 12:10 - 2 p.m. | Hofstra Law School | Room 242

Please join us for an information session on Monday February 25 in room 242 at 12:10 to learn about the new joint JD/MALFL program, a joint degree program offered by the Law School and the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to offer students opportunities in the fast-growing field of Forensic Linguistics.

The joint program allows students to obtain a JD and an Masters of Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics in four years, rather than the five that are ordinarily required. Students are able to integrate both fields by participating in internships and coursework that specifically link legal and forensic linguistic training.

The resulting skills are applicable to a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Examples of such cases are ones in which the authenticity of a confession is challenged, the authorship of a document is questioned, the meaning of an ambiguous statement is disputed, or the comprehensibility of jury instructions is challenged. 

On the appellate level, courts and lawyers have begun to use the analytical techniques of Forensic Linguistics to elucidate the meaning of constitutional and statutory provisions.

More information about Forensic Linguistics can be found in the attached articles and here:

The New York Times - New York Today: Hold the Ziti


Investigation Discovery four min. video:

“A Tight Leash” Forensic Files full episode:

MTV’s Unlocking the Truth                             


For more information about the program, please visit the website

Monday, February 25, 2019



Maurice A. Deane School of Law
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Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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