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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 chaired 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:
Treatise  Treatise Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition) - Trial Evidence Brought to Life: Illustrations from Famous Trials, Film and Fiction
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Evaluating Admissibility of Evidence—Fundamental Concepts and Perspectives - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second 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 (Second 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 (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
“Witness Competence”: Who May Testify - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second 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 (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Character, Other Act, and Habit Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Direct Examination of Witnesses - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Evidentiary Privileges - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Preface to the Second Edition - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Confrontation Clause in the Post-Crawford World - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second 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 (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Index - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Documentary and Electronic Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Table of Contents - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second 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 (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Table of Authorities - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Real and Demonstrative Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Federal Rules of Evidence - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Expert Testimony and Lay Opinion Testimony - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Model Evidentiary Instructions - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Cross-Examination, Impeachment, and Rehabilitation - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Judicial Notice (“The Judicial Shortcut”) - Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (Second Edition), Monday, June 19, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (34th Annual)
Trial Evidence 2018: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations, New York, NY
35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
Seventh Circuit Holds DOJ Report Admissible on Municipal Liability Claim (April 28, 2017) - 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
Recent Decisions Holding Plaintiff’s Arrest Record Inadmissible (March 2, 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
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation: Supreme Court Developments (July 2018) - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Fundamentals of Section 1983 Litigation (July 2018) - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Equality in Voting - 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion - 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation - 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term - 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration) - 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supervisory Liability - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Claims Against Law Enforcement Officers: Arrests, Force, Searches and Speech - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Municipal Liability: Focus on Municipal Custom and Practice – A Discussion - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Qualified Immunity: An In-Depth Analysis - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Demonstrative Evidence in Actions Against Law Enforcement - 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Monday, August 06, 2018
Equality in Voting - Equality in Voting, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation, Monday, August 06, 2018
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration) - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration), Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion, Monday, August 06, 2018
Claims Against Law Enforcement Officers: Arrests, Force, Searches and Speech - Claims Against Law Enforcement Officers: Arrests, Force, Searches and Speech, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Demonstrative Evidence in Actions Against Law Enforcement - Demonstrative Evidence in Actions Against Law Enforcement, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Qualified Immunity: An In-Depth Analysis - Qualified Immunity: An In-Depth Analysis, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Municipal Liability: Focus on Municipal Custom and Practice – A Discussion - Municipal Liability: Focus on Municipal Custom and Practice – A Discussion, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Supervisory Liability - Supervisory Liability, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion, Monday, August 06, 2018
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Equality in Voting - Equality in Voting, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration) - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration), Monday, August 06, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Equality in Voting - Equality in Voting, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Freedom of Speech and Religion, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Immigration and Deportation, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Criminal Procedure and Actions Against Law Enforcement Officers, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration) - Supreme Court October 2017 Term: Business Interests (including federal and state governmental power, and arbitration), Monday, August 06, 2018
Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term - Overview of the Supreme Court October 2017 Term, Monday, August 06, 2018
Supervisory Liability - Supervisory Liability, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Demonstrative Evidence in Actions Against Law Enforcement - Demonstrative Evidence in Actions Against Law Enforcement, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Qualified Immunity: An In-Depth Analysis - Qualified Immunity: An In-Depth Analysis, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Municipal Liability: Focus on Municipal Custom and Practice – A Discussion - Municipal Liability: Focus on Municipal Custom and Practice – A Discussion, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Claims Against Law Enforcement Officers: Arrests, Force, Searches and Speech - Claims Against Law Enforcement Officers: Arrests, Force, Searches and Speech, Thursday, October 25, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 20th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2017 Term, Thursday, August 09, 2018, New York, NY
35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, November 01, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 21st Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2018 Term, Thursday, August 01, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 21st Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2018 Term, Thursday, August 01, 2019, New York, NY
36th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 24, 2019, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 36th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 24, 2019, New York, NY
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