For Immediate Release:  Jun 29, 2009
2009, 06, 29

Hofstra Law Students Teach Trial Advocacy to Local Youth

Hofstra Law Students Teach Trial Advocacy to Local Youth

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law students Jessica Parada ‘10 of Great Neck, NY, Michael Park ’10 of Hempstead, NY and Ebone Woods ’10 of Middletown, CT  will teach “Lawyering Skills:  Introduction to Courtroom Advocacy," a course developed by Hofstra Law Professor of Legal Writing Barbara S. Barron, who also trained the law students.  

The class is part of the 2009 Summer Scholars Academy for Long Island students (grades 7-12) interested in math, science and technology or a field that requires pre-licensure.  Hofstra’s Center for Educational Access and Success, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Services, directs the program which runs weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 6 through 30, 2009.

“The thematic internships combine theory and practice so that students make connections between what they learn and how it is done,” said Dr. Anthony E. Robinson, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Access and Success.

This summer, students will choose from internships in forensic science, mock trials, public speaking and technology.  

“I designed the ‘Lawyering Skills’ course to maximize the learning experience for these students,” said Professor Barron.  “I am proud to be a part of The Summer Scholars Academy because the program prepares, challenges and inspires young people, who are the future of the legal profession.”

The Summer Scholars Academy is one of many programs included in and supported by the Science and Technology Entry Program and Liberty Partnerships Program which are New York State Education Department grant-funded initiatives.

New York school districts supported by the Academy include Freeport, Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt, Rockville Centre, Uniondale and a few private institutions. 

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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