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Martin A. Schwartz

Martin A. Schwartz

Professor Emeritus of Law, Touro Law Center

New Rochelle, NY, USA


Professor Emeritus of Law Martin A. Schwartz is one of the nation's leading authorities on Section 1983 civil rights litigation and is the author of a multi-volume treatise on that subject.  He has argued three Section 1983 cases in the United States Supreme Court. He is the author of Essential Trial Evidence, Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Film, and Fiction (2017).  He has been a columnist for the New York Law Journal for over 40 years.  He also chairs the Practising Law Institute’s program on Trial Evidence, and co-chairs the Supreme Court Review program.
Martin A. Schwartz is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual)
Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual)
Trial Evidence 2018: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Fundamentals of Section 1983 Litigation (July 2016) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
Civil Rights Litigation: Supreme Court October 2015 Term (September 2015–June 2016) Analysis and Commentary - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
Section 1983 Police Fabrication of Evidence Claims (March 2, 2016) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
Attorney’s Fees - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
State and Local Officials Who Abuse State Power - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
Color of State Law and State Action - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
Immunity Defenses to Section 1983 Fabrication of Evidence Claims (May 2, 2016) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (33rd Annual), Friday, September 30, 2016
Impeachment Methods - Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, Friday, April 28, 2017
Rule Against Hearsay - Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, Friday, April 28, 2017
Expert Testimony - Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, Friday, April 28, 2017
Character, Other Act and Habit Evidence - Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, Friday, April 28, 2017
Relevance and Federal Rule of Evidence 403 - Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, Friday, April 28, 2017
Evaluating Admissibility of Evidence—Fundamental Concepts and Perspectives - Trial Evidence 2017: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, Friday, April 28, 2017
Seventh Circuit Holds DOJ Report Admissible on Municipal Liability Claim (April 28, 2017) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Recent Decisions Holding Plaintiff’s Arrest Record Inadmissible (March 2, 2017) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 and Bivens Claims—United States Supreme Court: October 2016 Term (October 2016 to June 2017) (July 2017) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Malicious Prosecution; Abuse of Civil Process - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Fundamentals of Section 1983 Litigation (July 2017) - Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual), Friday, October 27, 2017
Treatise  Treatise Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition) - Trial Evidence Brought to Life: Illustrations from Famous Trials, Film and Fiction
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Table of Authorities - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Judicial Notice (“The Judicial Shortcut”) - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Index - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Evaluating Admissibility of Evidence—Fundamental Concepts and Perspectives - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Direct Examination of Witnesses - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Model Evidentiary Instructions - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Documentary and Electronic Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Table of Contents - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Objections, Rulings, Appellate Review (and Other Procedural Issues) - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Cross-Examination, Impeachment, and Rehabilitation - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Character, Other Act, and Habit Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Federal Rules of Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Evidentiary Privileges - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Preface to the Second Edition - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
“Witness Competence”: Who May Testify - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Real and Demonstrative Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Relevance, Unfair Prejudice, and Other Fed. R. Evid. 403 Factors - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Confrontation Clause in the Post-Crawford World - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Expert Testimony and Lay Opinion Testimony - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Recurring Hearsay Exemptions and Exceptions: A “Transactional” Approach - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Demystifying Hearsay: What Is and What Is Not Hearsay - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Special Relevance Issues: Remedial Measures; Settlements; Medical Expenses; Plea Bargaining; Liability Insurance - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Immigration and Naturalization - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion; Voting Rights - 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions - 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
Evidence Developments in Section 1983 Litigation - 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion; Voting Rights - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion; Voting Rights, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Friday, August 11, 2017
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Immigration and Naturalization - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Immigration and Naturalization, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation, Friday, August 11, 2017
Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York), Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses, Friday, October 27, 2017
Evidence Developments in Section 1983 Litigation - Evidence Developments in Section 1983 Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law), Friday, October 27, 2017
Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions - Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Immigration and Naturalization - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Immigration and Naturalization, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Business Interests and Civil Litigation, Friday, August 11, 2017
Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion; Voting Rights - Supreme Court October 2016 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion; Voting Rights, Friday, August 11, 2017
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2016 Term, Friday, August 11, 2017
Evidence Developments in Section 1983 Litigation - Evidence Developments in Section 1983 Litigation, Friday, October 27, 2017
Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions - Supreme Court Review of Section 1983 Decisions, Friday, October 27, 2017
Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses - Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution – The Claim and Defenses, Friday, October 27, 2017
Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York) - Anatomy of a Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Case (Newton v. City of New York), Friday, October 27, 2017
Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law) - Municipal Liability: Municipal Policies and Practices (Including Interplay between State and Local law), Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term, Monday, August 14, 2017, New York, NY
34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, November 09, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Thursday, August 02, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Thursday, August 02, 2018, New York, NY
35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
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