Steve Friedland on the Derek Chauvin Case
Through devastating videos and emotional testimony, Americans have been drawn into the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Notably, this case has shown how prosecutors can use emotion as leverage against defendants in order to obtain convictions.
Friedland, a former federal prosecutor, now teaches at Elon University School of Law as director of its Center for Engaged Learning in Law. Author of several books covering Constitutional Law, Evidence Law and Legal Education as well as an established speaker on law school teaching techniques nationwide, Friedland has become one of today’s premier law professors.
Early Life and Education
Friedland has published numerous works in Constitutional, Evidence, Criminal, and Procedural law; as well as one on law school teaching. As an instructor he taught law at three schools: University of Florida, Miami University and Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale where he received teaching awards at three of them. A Fellow of American Law Institute as well as serving on boards like Law School Admission Council’s trustee board as well as Lexis Advisory Board are among his credentials.
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Friedland was one of the founding faculty members at Elon Law School. Prior to arriving at Elon, he taught at Georgia, Miami and Nova Southeastern universities before coming to Elon. While at each of these schools he received teaching awards; lectured thousands of bar exam candidates; served as Assistant State Attorney with South Carolina Attorney General’s office; provided local counsel advice regarding terrorist related, money laundering or organized crime cases for Department of Justice cases and provided Assistant State Attorney services for South Carolina Attorney General’s Office cases pertaining to terrorist related charges or investigations pertaining to organized criminal matters from Department of Justice matters; served as Assistant State Attorney with South Carolina Attorney General’s office ; provided local counsel services with respect to terrorist related, money laundering or organized crime matters by providing expert testimony as Assistant State Attorney as Assistant State Attorney as well as local counsel from DOJ with regards terrorism matters related to money laundering matters from DoJ as local counsel providing DoJ matters related matters as local counsel from DOJ for DOJ matters related to money laundering matters with regard to money laundering or organized criminal cases related thereto; all these courses can help prepare students preparing them to sit the bar exam!
He is the author of numerous articles and books on constitutional law, evidence law, criminal law and law school education. He has co-authored books such as What the Best Law Teachers Do on this topic.
Achievement and Honors
Friedland has taught law at the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and Elon University School of Law since its founding. He is widely published, having written multiple Constitutional Law, Evidence Law and Criminal Procedure textbooks along with three books on law school teaching; additionally he was recently appointed to both the American Law Institute Board of Trustees as well as Lexis Publishing Company’s Advisory Board for Lexis Publishing Company Advisory Boards.
Brute Force’s “The King of Fuh” was included on a compilation released by Bar None Records called Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records in 2010, almost four decades after Apple rejected it. Friedland serves as director of their Center for Engaged Learning in Law at law school as well as being a leading expert on legal education issues.
Steve Friedland is a widely respected author and co-author of numerous Constitutional Law, Evidence Law, and Criminal Procedure textbooks. Additionally, he is widely acknowledged for his expertise on law school teaching – being featured as one of several law teachers featured in Harvard University Press book entitled What the Best Law Teachers Do.
He has served as an adviser to the Japan Legal Foundation on starting law schools there and is working with Afghan law professors as part of a U.S. State Department project to strengthen rule of law there.
Friedland is a mining magnate who founded and runs Ivanhoe Mines. His company currently runs Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project with a market cap of more than $16 billion, while original Ivanhoe was rebranded Turquoise Hill Resources after significant investments were made there and in China as well.
Friedland holds dual citizenship in both countries and advises REITs on various tax matters related to multifamily ownership, operation and management; neighborhood retail and CBD office properties. He frequently speaks on tax and real estate topics.
According to Walter Isaacson’s 2011 book “Steve Jobs,” Friedland and Jobs first met during Reed College classes where both attended under peculiar conditions – such as an LSD bust leading to two years in jail for one. Later, Jobs joined Friedland at their communal farm/apple orchard located in McMinville, Oregon where both continued working together.
Over time, Friedland has amassed an impressive $3 billion empire comprised of Madison Avenue storefronts and other Manhattan properties. His ability to predict market trends enables him to find cheap properties for purchase when they become available.