The U.S. Constitution | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

The U.S. Constitution

OSH 193 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 102
Instructor: Harvey Sepler

Course Description

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution.  

Week 1

Separation of powers, explaining the difference between trial and appellate courts

Week 2

Search and seizure

Week 3

How the Miranda rule was created and affects police interrogations

Week 4

What the constitution allows a president to do and not do (this will NOT be a political discussion; it simply looks at what powers the constitution gives the Chief Executive)

Week 5

Reviewing a current case that asks whether Iran can be held liable for injuries to American citizens injured/killed abroad from a terrorist attack, where Iran financially supported and trained the terrorists.

Harvey J. Sepler, J.D., Ph.D., is a practicing appellate attorney.  He was a long-time Assistant Public Defender (Appellate Division) for Miami-Dade County and former Senior Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Phillip A. Hubbart of the Third District Court of Appeal.   Over the course of a 30+ year career, he has litigated over 1500 civil and criminal appeals, including obtaining unanimous decisions in the United States and Florida Supreme Courts. Sepler is a 1985 graduate of UM Law. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, was recognized by The Florida Bar and Florida’s Super Lawyers as an outstanding appellate attorney and, in 2008, received the University Of Miami School Of Law's First Annual M. Minnette Massey Award in recognition of his work with the Charles C. Papy, Jr., Moot Court Board.

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