Program Details

Objection! Current, Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles

Instructor
Irving Labovitz
Category
Law / History
S341B
Video Catch-up
Available

Course Description

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.

A host of vexing new Constitutional issues now awaits the Supreme Court, including reconciliation of conflicting decisions by lower appellate courts. This program seeks to anticipate newly emerging, important and contentious, developing legal issues and prepare the audience to better understand the often-disparate and confusing legal positions of all opposing parties.

Immediately prior to the first program, enrollees are invited to attend a pre-lecture primer in the Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium on the FAU Boca Campus at  9:30 a.m. on Apri 22, 2020, outlining the structure of federal and state appellate court processes. Returning participants are also always welcome to attend.

About the Instructor

  • Irving Labovitz, JD, 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 is 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.