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NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, to Sit at Hofstra Law

On Tuesday, January 21, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, will hold one of its two sittings at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Presiding over the sitting will be the Court’s Presiding Justice Alan D. Scheinkman. He will be joined on the bench by Associate Justices Leonard B. Austin ’77, a Hofstra Law alumnus and adjunct professor at the Law School, Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, and Hector D. LaSalle. This will be the third time the Court will sit at Hofstra Law.

“I want to thank Presiding Justice Scheinkman for allowing the Court’s calendar to accommodate another sitting at the Law School, and for recognizing this invaluable learning experience for our students,” said Judge Gail Prudenti, Dean of Hofstra Law and a former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. “The students will benefit greatly from this unique occasion to observe the Justices in person and interact with the bench.

Hofstra Law students will have the opportunity to watch the proceedings, which will be followed by a Q&A session with the Justices.

“The Appellate Division, Second Department Bench is looking forward to having their session at Hofstra Law and appreciate the hospitality extended by Judge Prudenti and the faculty and students of the Law School,” said Presiding Justice Scheinkman. “It is a great opportunity to be able to hold Court here and expose the students to a first-hand view of the interactions between Bench and Bar. The Justices and I hope to provide an informational and rewarding experience for the students and look forward to participating in the Q&A session.”

The Justices will be sitting in the Law School’s redesigned Weitz & Luxenberg Trial Courtroom.