For Immediate Release:  Aug 3, 2010
2010, 08, 03

Hofstra Law Announces Three New Faculty Appointments

Hofstra Law Announces Three New Faculty Appointments

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School today announced that Yishai Boyarin, Juli Campagna and Mark Padin will join its full-time faculty, effective in the fall 2010 semester.

"Hofstra Law is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible legal education, one that will enable them to become successful lawyers," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "By recruiting faculty who will focus on academic support, legal writing and clinical skills, we are deepening our commitment to providing a cutting-edge legal education that empowers our students to make an impact in the legal field."

Yishai Boyarin, who was formerly a visiting assistant professor at Hofstra Law, will assume the role of assistant clinical professor of law. He also will continue to direct the school's Mediation Clinic. In these roles, Professor Boyarin hopes to continue to enlighten students about the importance of negotiation and mediation in legal practice, especially in the context of family law and juvenile justice.  

Juli Campagna will join Hofstra Law as an assistant professor of legal writing. Before completing law school, Professor Campagna had experience working as an international translator, language teacher and instructional designer. She also worked for the former international audit and tax firm Arthur Andersen for seven years. Professor Campagna was one of the founding designers and developers of Andersen's in-house Business English Immersion Training Program, which was offered to firm managers, partners and clients throughout the world.

Mark Padin will join Hofstra Law as associate professor of academic support. In this role, he will be charged with helping law students meet the scholastic demands of law school and develop the skills to realize their full academic potential through workshops, seminars and individual counseling. Professor Padin also will organize events that focus on the analytical and organizational skills specific to preparation for the New York state bar examination.

About Yishai Boyarin

As the acting director of the Mediation Clinic, Professor Boyarin has improved and solidified the clinic's relationship with Family Solutions, the clinic's partner in the persons in need of supervision (PINS) diversion program, and reached out to other preventive agencies within the community, such as MercyFirst, to offer mediation services to their clients. Additionally, under his leadership, the Mediation Clinic recently launched the Student Mediation Services program, which is focused on resolving Hofstra student disputes through an informal mediation process rather than the formal Hofstra grievance process.

After working as a business litigation associate at the firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Professor Boyarin decided to focus his career on conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution, an interest dating back to his time as a law student at University of California, Berkeley. He enrolled in Hofstra's Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Master of Laws program, where he specialized in theory and practice of negotiation and mediation, collaborative law and family law. Upon graduating from the program last year, Professor Boyarin joined the faculty at Hofstra as visiting director of the Mediation Clinic.

Professor Boyarin received his Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received a Master of Laws degree in family law and alternative dispute resolution from Hofstra University.

About Juli Campagna

Professor Campagna graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law (Juris Doctor) and received a Master of Laws degree in international business and trade law from the John Marshall Law School, also in Chicago. She is admitted to practice in Illinois. She has studied, practiced and taught law in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Professor Campagna primarily practiced as a transactional attorney, but has argued a few times in the U.S. Tax Court. In practice, she worked at a large international law firm before opening her own boutique firm. She comes to Hofstra from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she taught legal research, writing and reasoning both to students in the Juris Doctor program and to foreign  students in the Master of Laws program. She also ran John Marshall's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinic during the 2010 filing season.

Professor Campagna is the immediate past chair of the International and Foreign Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, where she hosted foreign lawyers and judges as guest speakers for practicing lawyers every month. She was also general counsel to Illinois TESOL, the professional organization of teachers who teach the children who come from Illinois homes speaking over 120 languages.

Professor Campagna holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish and church history, a master's degree in French and a second master's in linguistics, with a specialization in teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL). She completed her doctoral coursework, but not her dissertation, in Italian, specializing in philology and semiotics.

About Mark Padin

Professor Padin comes to Hofstra Law with a strong background in academic support. He was formerly director of academic support for Pace Law School. In that role, he directed a comprehensive academic support program for approximately 750 law students. Professor Padin also administered the Dean's Scholars Study Group program, providing supplemental tutoring for first-year substantive courses, and coordinated a supplemental bar preparation program, emphasizing the multistate and essay portions of the examination, among other responsibilities.

Before Pace, Professor Padin worked at Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. While there, he served as both associate director of the Academic Resource program and a visiting professor. One of his courses - Lawyering Skills and Values I & II - focused on helping first-year law students develop lawyering, ethics, and legal writing and research skills.

Professor Padin also previously held academic-support and faculty positions at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, the University of West Los Angeles and the University of California's Hastings College of the Law.

From 1993-1998, Professor Padin was a sole practitioner in Santa Rosa, Calif., in general civil litigation, focusing on environmental, insurance, personal injury and immigration matters. Before that he worked at Rivkin, Radler & Kremer as an associate attorney, and in the California State public defender's office.

Professor Padin received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. He also holds a Master of Science degree in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Brockport.

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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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