Top Stories

Hofstra Law Offers Intensive Trial Techniques Program in January 2019

Earn 2 credits for $750 | Open to 2Ls and 3Ls

Hofstra Law is offering the E. David Woycik, Jr. Intensive Trial Techniques Program during the 2019 Winter Intersession on Jan. 2-7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration is open now. The program is open to second- and third-year students who have completed the basic course in Evidence.

Visiting students from other law schools who are interested in taking the program should contact the Hofstra Law Office of Enrollment Management at lawadmissions@hofstra.edu or 516-463-5916 for information about how to apply.

The program, based upon the proven intensive methodology initially developed by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) for practicing lawyers, offers students a unique opportunity to develop core litigation skills through a short-term, highly focused, hands-on course. This innovative “immersion” program uses a concentrated curriculum and extremely low student/faculty ratio — typically one faculty member for every five students — to provide basic training in all of the fundamental lawyering skills involved in civil and criminal trials.

“The trial skills that I learned in the program provided me with the fundamentals to succeed in trial advocacy, which opened many doors for me and helped me obtain interviews and eventually employment with a District Attorney’s office.” — Elizabeth Moran ’12

Students learn the essential aspects of courtroom litigation, including opening statements; summation; direct and cross examination; documentary evidence and expert testimony. The critical skills of settlement negotiation are introduced, as is the essential pretrial discovery technique of the deposition.

Over the course of the six-day program, students conduct both a bench trial and a jury trial, and their performances are individually reviewed by experienced attorney/teachers and by professional actors.

Latest Tweets

  • Prof. Julian Ku Quoted in The New York Times on New Development in US Trade War With China #HofstraExperts https://t.co/84auneOe0D
    about 3 days ago
  • Prof. Julian Ku Discusses Constitution’s Role in US Culture and Law on WSHU Public Radio https://t.co/6GEYrN4hVK
    about 3 days ago
  • Prof. James Sample Interviewed by Business Insider on Likelihood of Trump Impeachment https://t.co/RNQHIpRsqC
    about 3 days ago
  • Prof. Baruch Bush’s Article on Mediation Ethics Published in Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution https://t.co/5fL8YTg07V
    about 6 days ago
  • Prof. Julian Ku Quoted in PolitiFact Story on President’s Forcing US Firms Out of China https://t.co/00jN0hBgc7
    about 6 days ago
  • Prof. Fred Klein to Present on Criminal Discovery in NYS to Nassau County Bar Association https://t.co/Dw2uQ6oYWD
    about 2 weeks ago

Archives