Susan H. Joffe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Susan H. Joffe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Susan Joffe

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Faculty Assistant
Elizabeth Planas


Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. 1989; State University of New York at Stony Brook, M.A. 1972; Herbert H. Lehman College, B.A. 1971


Susan H. Joffe is an expert on employment law, and has practiced, taught, and published scholarship for over three decades. She joined New York Law School in 2019.

Professor Joffe began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Reena Raggi, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. She joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as an associate in 1990, and moved on to Rains & Pogrebin, P.C. in 1993. From 2000–2005, she served as Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight LLP, where she focused on labor and employment law.

Since 1973, Professor Joffe has taught a diverse array of coursework—including English and journalism in addition to legal studies. She has held teaching positions at Nassau Community College, Herbert H. Lehman College, Five Towns College, and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Professor Joffe is deeply immersed in legal writing activities and educational organizations. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and serves on its New Member Outreach Committee. She serves as a judge for the American Society of Legal Writers’ Brief Writing Contest for Scribes, and she spent seven years judging the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. Among her community service activities, she mentored students in the LaGuardia High School Moot Court/Mock Trial Program.

Professor Joffe received her J.D. from the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law in 1989 where she ranked first in her graduating class. She also holds an M.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook and a B.A. from Herbert H. Lehman College.


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