The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor, IV
Adjunct Professor of Law
US District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts
B.S.J., Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
J.D., Harvard University
The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV was appointed as United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts in 2004. Before his appointment, he was a member of the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1990 and as special counsel and chief of staff to the Assistant Attorney General–Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 1990 until 1993. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard Law School. Judge Saylor is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, where he teaches Trial Advocacy. In 2011, he was appointed to a term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He is also presently serving on the Committee on Defender Services of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Trial Advocacy: LAW JD 894
This course introduces the student to the structure of the trial process and the skills used by trial lawyers. The topics covered range from opening statements to closing arguments, including conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses, making and meeting objections, introducing documents and discovery into evidence, and using hypothetical questions with expert witnesses. Students must perform simulated exercises and will try one or more civil or criminal cases before a jury. Visit the web for more information on the instructors. PREREQUISITE: EVIDENCE. Students taking TRIAL ADVOCACY in the second semester of their third year may take EVIDENCE as a COREQUISITE. Students who have taken part in a clinic may not subsequently enroll in Trial Advocacy. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option. NOTE: This class satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement. ** A student who fails either to attend the initial meeting of a section of Trial Advocacy, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the registrar, WILL BE administratively dropped from the section. Students who are on a wait list for a section are required to attend the first section meeting to be considered for enrollment.
FALL 2015: LAW JD 894 A1 , Aug 31st to Nov 30th 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 894 A2 , Jan 13th to Apr 13th 2016
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 894 W1 , Jan 12th to Apr 19th 2016
FALL 2016: LAW JD 894 A1 , Sep 12th to Dec 5th 2016
SPRG 2017: LAW JD 894 A2 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2017
SPRG 2017: LAW JD 894 W1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2017