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Prof. Barbara Barron Recognized for Bringing Creativity to Program Design

Barbara S. Barron, Professor of Skills, Director of the Trial Techniques Program, Director of Student Advocacy Programs and Faculty Advisor to Moot Court Board

Professor Barbara Barron, director of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Trial Techniques Program, was named the 2012 Hon. Prentice H. Marshall Faculty Award recipient by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).

For NITA, Barron serves as co-program director for trial skills programs in New York and Boston. She also teaches deposition skills programs and teacher training programs, both in the U.S. and abroad. The award recognizes Barron’s outstanding work developing innovative teaching methods for NITA. She was given the award based on her creativity in designing public and international program schedules. The awards committee also noted that her work in creating improvisational skills reinforcement exercises that enhance the learning experience is exceptional.

Barbara Barron is a professor of skills at Hofstra Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Russian from the State University of New York at Albany in 1974 and her Master of Arts in Russian from Columbia University in 1977. She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra Law in 1984. Prior to attending Hofstra Law, Barron was a linguist with the U.S. Department of Defense, working on high-security-level foreign language material.

The Hon. Prentice H. Marshall Faculty Award is for development of innovative teaching methods. It is named for the late Prentice Marshall, also one of the original teachers at the National Session and a fixture on the NITA faculty, who pioneered the efforts to support pro bono advocacy and teaching at major law firms and by the judiciary.

NITA is the world’s leader in advocacy skills training and publications. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, NITA has as its mission to train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in the pursuit of justice.

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