This course aims to provide you with an understanding of federal court practice. This is not a class in federal court jurisdiction. Nor is this a class in trial advocacy. Rather, this class will expose you to the basics of federal jurisdiction, federal criminal practice, federal civil litigation, as well as federal habeas corpus law and federal employment law. We will invite several guest speakers, including Magistrate Judges, Assistant United States Attorneys, Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Civil Litigators, to share their real-world experiences with you.
This class, which I co-taught with the Honorable Kim R. Gibson, was taught at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.