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Fall Law School classes to begin August 11 with Orientation for first-year students to begin on August 10. Learn about Hofstra Law’s fall 2020 reopening plan.

Hofstra Law’s Fall 2020 Reopening Plan
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Hofstra Law offers a wide and diverse range of courses.

Required First-Year Courses

Fall Semester
Civil Procedure
Criminal Law
Legal Analysis, Writing & Research I

Spring Semester
Constitutional Law I
Legal Analysis, Writing & Research II

Required Second-Year Experiential Course
With the legal market demanding more skills-based training, we have developed the course Foundational Lawyering Skills to introduce students to core lawyering skills essential to effective practice. This required course, offered in the fall semester of the second year, is taught in three intensive modules that focus on practice-ready research and writing; fact investigation and witness examination; and client interviewing, counseling and negotiation. Each module begins with a lecture to teach students a lawyering skill, followed by breakout classes in which students perform and practice the skill and receive individualized feedback.