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Michael R. Masinter

Michael Masinter
Professor Emeritus of Law
(954) 262-6151


  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1973

Professor Masinter joined the Shepard Broad College of Law faculty in 1978 and retired as professor emeritus in 2020; he taught Employment Discrimination Law, Civil Rights Litigation, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and Negotiable Instruments. He also taught Federal Courts, Evidence, Sales, and Antitrust. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Professor Masinter was principal author of the original edition of Federal Practice for Legal Services Attorneys. He writes regularly on the rights of students with disabilities in higher education. For 20 years, he chaired the Legal Panel of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Inc. and throughout his more than 45 years as a member of the Florida Bar has specialized in civil rights and civil liberties litigation both before trial courts and the courts of appeals. He lectures regularly for the Florida Bar, the ACLU, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, and served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Section 504 Compliance Handbook when it was published by Thompson Publishing. Before joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Masinter was Director of Litigation for Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.


Areas of Interest

  • Civil Rights
  • Disability Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • First Amendment Law
  • Freedom of Speech

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