Hudson University

Hudson University

Hudson University is a fictional university alluded to in the TV shows "The Cosby Show", "", "Law & Order", "Tru Calling", "Without a Trace" and in the DC Comics universe.

Locations

This is a list of locations in which there is a Hudson University.

Law & Order

Hudson University is a fictional university in New York City from the television series "Law & Order" and its spin-offs.

Over the years, Hudson University has seen several detectives visit its campus in search of suspects and witnesses, especially in cases that involve college students and professors. By using a fictional school rather than a real college, the writers of "Law & Order" are able to weave the university into several narratives without the fear of misrepresenting the rate of crime at one of New York's actual institutions of higher learning.

Hudson University is a composite of several colleges and universities located in New York City including Columbia University, Barnard College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, New York University, City College of New York, Queens College and Fordham University, all of which have been used as filming locations. For filming purposes, NYU is one of the least used locations in the series due to the high cost of filming in the university's buildings and surrounding area (one of Lennie Briscoe's daughters, Julia, was once said to be a film student at NYU, but the show never filmed there).

Degrassi: The Next Generation

Hudson University is also used in the Canadian teenage drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. One of the main characters, Jimmy Brooks receives acceptance to the prestigious university's Law program.

Comics

Hudson University is a fictional location in the DC Universe. It was first mentioned in "Batman" #217 (December 1969). Like many fictional locations in the comics, Hudson University's corresponding location in the real world is never made clear. According to the "Atlas of the DC Universe" (published by Mayfair Games), it is located in the fictional city of New Carthage, New York.

Notable former students at Hudson University include Dick Grayson/Robin (who only attended for one semester), Professor Martin Stein, Crystal Frost, Louise Lincoln, and Duela Dent. The father of Amy Winston was a professor of English at Hudson.

In "New Adventures of Superboy" #51 (1984), a teenaged Clark Kent is shown pondering whether to accept an offer to attend Hudson University, but eventually chooses Metropolis University in Metropolis instead.


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