Tom Urgo

Tom Urgo was a lawyer for 40+ years (based in NYC) and practiced in courts ranging from the lowest to the highest, city, state, and federal. His cases made the print press; court reporters, online, and his writing appeared in the NY Law Journal. He once held a World Record Verdict and saved a public park. He also won awards as a photographer and has studied not only ancient and American history but also art and the art of coinage. 

Course Title: Cons and Cheats, Heroes or Villains? Six Films (Fall Term 2019)
Participant Testimonials:

Looking at the topic in new ways. Seeing movies that I would never have thought of watching, and gaining a lot of insights.

Second course with Tom, so I had high expectations goin in. He has a lot of knowledge about the topics he chooses and shares it in an entertaining way.

Course Title: Police and Film: Fact, Fiction, Fantasy (Winter Term 2019)
Participant Testimonials:

Excellent choice of movies - good discussion prior and after each movie. Good insights from Tom based on his legal career.

Fantastic! A variation with another theme for films would work.

Course Title: Dramatic Courtroom Trials - Hollywood Style (Spring Term 2018)
Participant Testimonials:

It was an interesting course of clever subject matter. I found the leaders knowledgeable and the experience was better than I expected.

Excellent films to demonstrate legal and human aspects of trials.

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