Long Island employment lawyer Matthew Weinick, will be returning to Hofstra Law School in Fall 2017 as a Special Instructor. For the third year in a row, Weinick will be instructing a section of the second year course “Foundational Lawyering Skills.”
Hofstra Law School is located in Hempstead, New York. Several years ago, the law school began requiring its second year law students to complete the Foundational Lawyering Skills class. According to the Hofstra Law School catalog, the course was designed to “provide students with a basic introduction to core lawyering skills essential to effective practice in a variety of areas (trial practice, litigation, transactional lawyering, alternative dispute resolution, etc.).”
The course has traditionally been divided into two classes per week, one lecture day and one skills day. Weinick has taught the skills days, reviewing with students lawyering techniques such as client interviews, and depositions, as well as trial skills such as opening statements, closing arguments, and direct and cross examinations. Additionally, classes have involved other lawyering skills such as fact gathering and fact presentation.
The Foundational Lawyering Skills class enjoyed its first year in 2015 and Weinick proudly served as one of the initial alumni teachers. Weinick has returned each year to see the program evolve and better serve the Hofstra Law students. In 2016, Hofstra appointed Weinick as a Guest Lecturer and for 2017, Weinick expects to be designated as a Special Instructor.
Weinick enthusiastically participates each year for many reasons, including the opportunity to give back to the Hofstra Law community, the chance to network with students and other alumni instructors, and the ability to continue learning and enhancing his own lawyering techniques.
Weinick is a partner with the Long Island employment law firm Famighetti & Weinick PLLC located in Melville, New York. For more information about Matthew Weinick, his firm, or employment law, visit the firm’s website at https://www.linycemploymentlaw.com.