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About H. Scott Fingerhut

Professor Fingerhut comes to the College of Law with more than 16 years of law teaching experience and 23 years as an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated criminal trial and appellate litigator. Before joining the FIU College of Law faculty, Professor Fingerhut began in 1995 in the Litigation Skills Program at the University of Miami School of Law, a position he held for 10 years. In 2000, Professor Fingerhut accepted a four-year appointment in FIU’s School of Policy and Management, teaching Criminal Constitutional Law and Procedure, Criminal Law Theory, Law and Social Control, and Judicial Process and Policy in the undergraduate and Master’s Degree criminal justice programs. For the past six years, Professor Fingerhut has served as Assistant Director of the FIU College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program, teaching Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Litigation (criminal and civil), Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and the Criminal and Civil Law Externship Clinic. To maintain his undergraduate ties, Professor Fingerhut was made a Faculty Fellow in The Honors College at FIU, and was named Director of The Honors College Pre-Law Programs.


Present Assistant Director of Trial Advocacy Program & Faculty Fellow and Director of Pre-Law Programs FIU Honors College, Florida International University College of Law

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  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Pre-Trial Practice
  • Trial Advocacy

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College of Law
1200 SW 8th St., RDB 1021
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3182