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November 28: The Highs and Lows of the High-Profile Case

What challenges does a lawyer face when representing a client in a high-profile case?

What strategies are utilized to achieve a successful outcome?

Is the media a guardian against the miscarriage of justice or does it exploit human tragedy under the guise of the public’s right to know?

Join the Forum on Law, Culture & Society to find out what an attorney must do in a high-profile case to excel in the court of law and the court of public opinion.

The Highs and Lows of the High-Profile Case

Wednesday, November 28
7:30 PM
Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheatre

With three very special guests from the media, legal profession, and judiciary:
  • Benjamin Brafman
    Called by CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin the best courtroom lawyer he has ever seen, Brafman navigates both the shoals of the courtroom and the media glare on courthouse steps with equal aplomb.
  • Geraldo Rivera
    A lawyer and TV personality, Rivera has been reporting national and international news for 40 years. His critically acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC ratings record.
  • Hon. Edwin Torres
    Retired New York State Supreme Court Justice Torres has presided over numerous cases of public interest and has translated his real world knowledge of crime into bestselling thrillers Carlito’s Way and Q & A.

The event is the third installment in the Forum’s popular series Trials & Error: Behind the Headlines of America’s Most Controversial Cases, specially produced by longtime Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joel Seidemann.

Praise from previous Trials & Error events:

“The acquittal of Casey Anthony still fascinates and infuriates many people. At least that’s what I concluded after attending a very interesting … panel discussion on the Casey Anthony case. The auditorium was packed, and the energy in the crowd—and on the stage, where the panelists sparred with each other—was palpable.”
–David Lat for Above the Law (blog), June 1, 2012

 “If there is anything affirmative to say about the O.J. Simpson case and the controversy it continues to spark, it’s that a desire to see justice done, no matter how long after the fact, outlasts the cheap thrills of tennis matches and even presidential contests.”
–Ralph Gardner for the Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2012 (comparing the event with the Democratic National Convention and the finals of the U.S. Open)

$10 General Admission
$5 for Students and Seniors


CLE CREDIT has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for attorneys to earn one (1) ethics and professionalism, and one (1) professional practice transitional and non-transitional credits. Fees are $50 for attorneys and $25 for government, public interest, and Fordham alumni. Fordham University School of Law has a financial hardship policy. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Programming & CLE at 212-636-6945 or