The Honorable William G. Young

Adjunct Professor

U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for Massachusetts

AB magna cum laude, Harvard College
LLB, Harvard University

Courses

3 credits

This intensive seminar takes an integrated approach to civil and criminal procedure, evidence, and trial practice to teach the current trial techniques at work in our courts. Taught at the United States District Court itself, the course involves in-court observations, specific critique of actual trial presentations, and seminar discussion of all aspects of procedure, trial preparation, evidence, and trial practice. A term paper on some aspect of the trial process is required. While neither evidence nor trial practice is a formal prerequisite for this course, they are recommended. The goal of the seminar is to enhance the quality of judgment, exposition, and fact-law teaching a lawyer exercises on behalf of the client in the trial environment. The first class meeting will take place at the Law School -- Date/Time TBA. NOTE: This class may be used to satisfy the Professional Skills requirement. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 967 A1 , Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 3 William G. Young LAW ARR
FALL 2017: LAW JD 967 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 3 William G. Young ROOM

3 credits

This seminar explores the professional role of judges, both state and federal, in our American legal system. It invites analysis of the distinctive features of our judiciary, its multiple roles in legal determinations under stare decisis, in statutory interpretation, in fact finding (both at trial and in other contexts), in the many interactions with the direct democracy of the American jury, in administration and case management, and in contacts with the legislative and executive branches. LIMITED WRITING REQUIREMENT OPTION: A limited number of students may be permitted to satisfy the upper-class writing requirement with the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, will be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

SPRG 2017: LAW JD 908 A1 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 William G. Young LAW 513
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 908 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 William G. Young LAW 513
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