Current, Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles
Irving Labovitz, J.D.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Popular television shows and films​ on the law  have made the legal profession seem exciting and glamorous. Discover how real law can be even more stimulating than its dramatic facsimile. This fast-paced program will focus on selected current, highly publicized, volatile and contentious legal issues presented in cases pending before, or just decided by, federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as by the U.S. Supreme Court. Each week, multiple current “hot button” legal issues will be examined and discussed (specific topics to be determined). This series will equip the informed participant to be more conversant about the law, and to learn the likely immediate/long-term personal importance of pivotal judicial determinations upon each and all citizens.

[Prior to the first meeting, students are invited to attend a pre-lecture primer in the Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium on the FAU Boca Campus at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, outlining the structure of federal and state appellate court processes.]
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: 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 Wa​shington, DC Bars, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as wel​l 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 F.D.I.C. as contract counsel for the liquidation of failed banks. He was most recently Counsel of a large corporation. Mr. Labovitz has been an adjunct professor for Western New England College of Law, as well as the business school of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in addition to lecturing at LLS.

Time: 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Date: Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: $68 member / $98 non-member