Program Details

Objection! Current, Contentious and, Confusing Legal Battles

Irving Labovitz
Video Catch-up

Course Description

T.V. shows and films about the law make the legal profession seem exciting and glamorous. Discover how real law can be even more stimulating than its dramatic facsimile. This series focuses on selected current, highly publicized, volatile, and contentious legal issues presented in important select cases pending before, or just decided by, federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. Examining current "hot button" issues will assuredly evoke engaging dialogue, hopefully resulting in an enhanced understanding of our laws and Constitution.

Immediately prior to the first lecture, enrollees are invited to attend a pre-lecture primer at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9th, outlining the structure of federal and state appellate court processes. Returning participants are also always welcome to attend.

About the Instructor

  • Irving Labovitz, J.D., is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Washington, DC Bars and also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as multiple federal appellate and trial courts. He has authored many scholarly law review articles and has been a lecturer for the American Bar Association and Commercial Law League of America. He has been a military prosecutor, a member of the legal staff at the Federal Trade Commission, and engaged by the FDIC as contract counsel to provide legal assistance in liquidating failed banks. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Western New England College of Law, acted as co-chair of an urban law firm, and as general counsel for a large corporation. Since 2003, he remains an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University.