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Before a packed-to-capacity audience of Florida public high school teachers, Professor H. Scott Fingerhut recently spoke on Fourth Amendment search and seizure at the 2023 Teacher’s Law Symposium.

Sponsored by The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, the symposium was held in Orlando and featured a wide range of topics, including members of the Florida and federal judiciary discussing our court systems, the role of the United States Supreme Court, the First Amendment, and the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Professor Fingerhut addressed the meaning of the Fourth Amendment at the nation’s founding, its interpretive development through generations and technologies, and its application in and out of the classroom on school grounds.

“This was a wonderfully enthusiastic and engaged crowd,” Professor Fingerhut said.“They came to learn. To question. To understand that our constitutional framework is truly about who we are and what we want.  We had a really fun and inspiring time together,” he continued, adding, “No one knows better than them that there’s nothing as great as great school.”

See the entire program 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 serves as pre-law faculty advisor and teaches the upper-division seminar Observing Ourselves.  Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating, Professor Fingerhut practices criminal and Florida Bar defense and represents applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.  He is consistently ranked among Florida’s leading criminal defense attorneys, including Best Lawyers in America, and is a three-time FIU Law Professor of the Year.

Reach him at 305-348-8095 and

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