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Hofstra Law Launches New Summer Program to Help Incoming Law Students Gain an Edge

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is launching a new summer pre-law program to help students develop the critical skills needed to succeed in law school. Hofstra Law’s Edge Ahead: 1L Advantage Program will expose students to the law school experience and train them in legal research and writing, case briefing, note-taking, outlining, as well as exam-preparation strategies for both multiple-choice and essay questions.

Edge Ahead will be offered over four weeks and cover three important first-year courses — Contracts, Torts, and Legal Writing. The program is open to individuals planning on attending any law school in fall 2020.

“We want to ensure that students have a seamless transition to life as law student, whether they are attending Hofstra Law or another law school,” said Judge Gail Prudenti, Dean of Hofstra Law. “This program will provide them with the tools needed to excel during the critical first year and beyond.”

The program is taught by accomplished and dedicated full-time Hofstra Law professors.

“Edge Ahead participants will have the confidence needed to hit the ground running on day one of orientation — to get the absolute most out of the transformative law school experience,” said Professor Miriam Albert, Director of Edge Ahead. “I wish there had been a program like this when I started law school. It would have eased my nerves and allowed me to jump in with the confidence needed to succeed.”

Course Agenda

Classes will be held on Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., starting July 6, 2020, and ending July 31, 2020. Legal Writing will meet daily for 90 minutes; Torts will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays for two hours each day; Contracts will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 hours each day.

Lunch is included and will feature guest speakers from the Law School community and from the local bench and bar. Fridays will include optional field trips to local courthouses, bar associations, and law firms to continue the students’ exposure to the myriad opportunities available both during law school and after graduation.

Registration and Tuition

This program is open to anyone attending any law school in fall 2020. Class sizes are limited to ensure maximum feedback and personal attention.

Tuition is $2,500, which includes lunch. For any student matriculating at Hofstra Law in August 2020, this fee will be credited to their fall 2020 tuition bill.

For more information and to register, visit law.hofstra.edu/EdgeAhead.

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