Select Page
Professor H. Scott Fingerhut served as program chair for a groundbreaking, three-hour Florida Bar seminar on restorative justice.

The continuing legal education program, Restorative Justice in Criminal Practice, was co-presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, and Government Lawyer Sections of The Florida Bar, along with the Florida Restorative Justice Association.

“Our program was intended to open hearts and minds and to inspire transformational change in how we resolve criminal cases,” Professor Fingerhut said.  “Through very personal case study and frank discussion, some of the country’s foremost scholars, judges, and practitioners helped to define the concept of restorative justice, explore its theory and origins, and talk about various models and the practical application of restorative justice practices in our criminal justice system.”

Professor Fingerhut also moderated a panel discussion to close the event.

The Florida Bar News covered the CLE here.

See the program agenda and presenters here.

Professor Fingerhut is Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at FIU Law.  He teaches Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Practice, and Criminal Procedure.  He is dually appointed as a Fellow in The Honors College at FIU, where he serves as faculty advisor to PATH, the Honors College pre-law community, and teaches two upper division seminars, Observing Ourselves: YOUniversity and The Gathering.

Professor Fingerhut is past-chair of The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section and currently serves as a member of its Executive Council and co-chair of all section CLE programming.

Reach him at 305-348-8095 and

To find out more about Trial Advocacy at FIU Law, visit