Faculty profiles

Ashira Ostrow, J.D.

Course: Representing Health Care Providers

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Professor Ostrow teaches courses in Health Law, Land Use Law, State and Local Government Law and Federalism. Her research focuses on federalism, with an emphasis on the interaction of federal law and local policies that relate to health, land use and housing. She is particularly interested in the development of medical-legal partnerships that integrate legal services with health care services to detect and address social and environmental conditions that harm health.

Professor Ostrow’s articles have been published in a variety law journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Emory Law Review, Florida Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Harvard Journal on Legislation. She lectures widely on issues relating to federalism and local land use and regulatory policies. She is a past winner of the American Association of Law School’s Scholarly Paper Competition, participant in the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty forum hosted by Harvard Law School and recipient of Hofstra University’s Stessin Prize for outstanding scholarly publication.

Before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2007, Professor Ostrow worked as an associate in Davis Polk & Wardwell’s corporate department. Professor Ostrow received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003. While at Columbia, Professor Ostrow was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She served as a notes editor on the Columbia Law Review and published her note, titled “Dual Resident Voting: Traditional Disenfranchisement and Prospects for Change,” in the Columbia Law Review. In 1999, Professor Ostrow graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in political science and religion.