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Summer Skills Institute

Summer Skills Institute

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s Summer Skills Institute is open to all law students and lawyers looking to receive intensive skills training. The emphasis throughout this program is on active participation, resulting in immediate individualized feedback from icing lawyers, judges and Hofstra Law’s outstanding faculty.

Classes are scheduled during Summer Session I (May 17-July 13), and many last a week or less. Students and lawyers will be awarded between one and three credits per class.

Hofstra Law students can register online for summer courses through the My Hofstra Portal.

Transfer and visiting students can register by filling out a nonmatriculant application (PDF) and submitting it to the Office of Enrollment Management, lawadmissions@hofstra.edu, 516-463-5916.

For more registration information, visit the Office of Academic Records or the registration page (PDF).

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Summer Session I | May 17-July 13

CourseCreditsClass Dates
Negotiation Skills 1 May 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Intro to Child and Family Advocacy* 2 June 3, 10 a.m.‐12:30 p.m.; June 6, 12‐6:15 p.m.; June 7, 8:30 a.m.‐7 p.m.; June 8, 8:30 a.m.‐5:15 p.m.; June 9, 8:30 a.m.‐5:30 p.m.; June 10, 8:45 a.m.‐1:30 p.m.
Practice-Ready Research Skills 2 May 17-19 and May 24-26, 5:30-9 p.m.

Summer Session III | August 1-13

CourseCreditsClass Dates
Pre-Trial I: Written Discovery 1 Aug 1-2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug 3, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Pre-Trial II: Deposition Practice 1 Aug 3, 1-5 p.m.; Aug 4-5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trial Techniques 2 Aug 8-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.