FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Irving Labovitz, J.D.

Law and Constitution

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 admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as multiple federal appellate and trial courts. His experience includes: Federal Trade Commission legal staff in Washington, D.C., military federal prosecutor, Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Western New England Law School and FAU, attorney for major banks in concentrations of bankruptcy and secured lending, and contract counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the liquidation of failed banks. He has authored many scholarly law review articles and has been a national lecturer for the American Bar Association and Commercial Law League of America. He is presently general counsel for a large corporation.

News and Notes From Professor Labovitz
  • Click here for the U.S. Constitution, with all Amendments.
  • Click here to see a map of the U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts.
  • Click here to visit the web site of the United States Supreme Court.
  • Click here to visit the web site of Cornell University Law School.
  • Click here to send Professor Labovitz an e-mail.
Current and Contentious Legal Battles

This course will be fast-paced and focused 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 the U.S. Supreme Court.

Each week, several current “hot button” legal issues will be approached by first establishing the actual known facts of the implicated case, and distinguishing often contradictory and inaccurate media-based “expert” renditions of both fact and opinions of law. Next, we shall identify the precise critical legal issues implicated by the facts and, in interactive exchanges, anticipate future decisions or better understand the consequences of recent decisions, respectively. As the course progresses, a brief retrospective at the start of each lecture will permit students to be updated on important legal developments and new court decisions since prior discussion on the subject, lending additional value to both analysis and content. The course will equip the informed student to know the facts, to better understand the law and to understand the likely immediate as well as long-term import of pivotal court actions upon each participant and all citizens.

It is suggested that first-time students attend a pre-class primer at 3:15 p.m. on January 8 on the structure of the federal and state appellate court process. Returning students are also most welcome.

Course # W8R5 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursdays — January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 12; No class February 19; March 5
  Time:3:45–5:15 p.m.
  Fee:$68/member; $98/non-member