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Summer Skills Institute

Hofstra Law and its Office of Career Services have partnered with leading legal consultants and content providers, DOAR and Hotshot, as well as Professor John Tsiforas, to create the Summer Skills Institute, a series of online training modules in legal technology, transactional law and litigation. The Institute is modeled on programs offered by leading law firms to train their summer and junior associates.

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The Summer Skills Institute is open to Hofstra Law students.

Essential Technology Skills for Lawyers

Presented by Professor John Tsiforas

Beginning June 3, this series of five segments focuses on the fundamental and complex functions attorneys need to know to leverage Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and litigation software for basic and sophisticated legal tasks.

Foundational Training in Transactional Law

Presented with Hotshot and Alumni
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Beginning the week of June 1, this five-week program provides law students with an overview of basic business law concepts, and an opportunity to speak with practicing attorneys on the skills essential for transactional law practice. The program is offered in partnership with Hotshot, a digital learning platform for law students and attorneys.

Foundational Training in Litigation

Presented with Hotshot and Alumni
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Beginning the week of July 6, this five-week program provides law students with an overview of basic litigation concepts, and an opportunity to speak with practicing attorneys on the skills essential for litigation practice. The program is offered in partnership with Hotshot.

Data Organization and Information Design Principles

Presented with DOAR
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Beginning the week of July 6, this series of four segments explores how finders of fact, including jurors, judges, and arbitrators, consume and process information, and how that has changed over the last decade given the proliferation of technology. The program is offered in partnership with DOAR, a leading global consulting firm advising lawyers at top tier law firms and major corporations on complex, high-stakes legal disputes.

Contact Us

For more information about Hofstra Law’s Summer Skills Institute, contact lawcareer@hofstra.edu.