Professor Emeritus of Law Martin A. Schwartzis 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.