Craig H. Handler served on the faculty as a judge for the E. David Woycik, Jr. Intensive Trial Techniques Course at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
The course offers students a unique opportunity to develop core litigation skills through a short-term, highly focused, hands-on course. This intensive “immersion” program uses a concentrated curriculum and extremely low faculty-student ratio to provide basic training in all of the fundamental lawyering skills involved in civil and criminal trials. It is based on the learning/teaching model developed by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). The emphasis is on “learning-by-doing” in a classroom setting. Each student performs an assigned, specific skill followed by constructive faculty critique. In addition, the program contains lectures and demonstrations for each skill that the students will be required to perform and it all culminates in an actual trial with live witnesses.