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Kevin McElroy

Professor of Legal Writing


Degrees

JD, 1986, St Johns Univ Jamaica; BA, 1980, SUNY Univ Cntr Albany


Bio

Kevin McElroy joined the faculty in the summer of 2006 initially teaching Appellate Advocacy. Since then, in addition to teaching the required first year Legal Analysis, Writing and Research classes each semester, he has taught a number of courses including Federal Civil Procedure and Selected Problems in New York Civil Procedure. Kevin also teaches a variety of courses designed to give the students instruction and practical experience in both writing and litigation skills such as the written discovery stage of a lawsuit and the taking and defending of deposition.

In addition to teaching at Hofstra he serves on a pro bono basis as a court appointed arbitrator in fee disputes between attorneys and their clients and has consulted with New York State Board of Law Examiners by reviewing potential future essay questions and providing his input on the appropriateness of the proposed questions.

Prior to teaching at Hofstra Kevin represented clients before federal and state courts across the country since being admitted to the New York Bar in 1987 including a significant number of cases involving employment law matters, contracts and toxic torts. He has also served as an Administrative Law Judge on matters arising under state and local health laws.

His writings have been published in a number of legal periodicals including The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal and The Fordham Environmental Law Reporter. He has spoken on litigation topics at events sponsored by the Defense Research Institution and the New York State Bar Association.

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Publications

ARTICLES:

"Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael - Clarifying the Scope of Daubert - The Admissibility of Expert Scientific Opinions," Nixon Peabody Web Site, March 26, 1999.

"Lessons Learned in the Trial of Toxic Tort Matters," Mealey's Emerging Toxic Torts, Vol. 7, No. 20, January 22, 1999.

"A Sexual Harassment Primer," The Practical Lawyer, Vol. 42, No. 3, April, 1996.

"Latent Injuries and the Statute of Limitations," The New York Law Journal, December 1, 1994.

"Clients' Fees, Clients' Files, and the Resolution Trust Corporation," Banking Law Review, Spring 1992, Vol. 4, No. 4.

"Circuit Courts Split on Scope of FIFRA," The National Law Journal, November 2, 1992, Vol. 15 - No. 9; condensed and reprinted in Mealey's Litigation Reports, Toxic Torts, June 3, 1993, Vol. 2, Issue No. 5.

"The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act: Preemption and Toxic Tort Law," Fordham Environmental Law Report, Vol. II, No. 1.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LAW 1600 INTRODUCTION TO LAW Graduate
LAW 1720 LEG. ANALYSIS WRTG. & RES. I Graduate
LAW 2730 PRE-TRIAL III DRFT &ARG SJ MTN Graduate
LAW 2783 LEG. ANALYSIS WRTG. & RES. II Graduate
LAW 2821 PRE-TRIAL I: WRITTEN DISCOVERY Graduate
LAW 2829 PRE-TRIAL II:DEPOSITIONS PRACT Graduate
LAW 2867 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
LAW 2878 INT'L CIVIL LITGTN IN US CRTS Graduate
LAW 3755 CONFLICT OF LAWS Graduate
LAW 3969 SEL PROBLEMS NY CIVIL PRACTICE Graduate
PHI 014F (HP) LAW, POLITICS, & SOCIETY Undergraduate
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