Federal Motion Practice Seminar

Federal Motion Practice Seminar

Course Description

This is a practice oriented, "hands on" seminar class where students will prepare written motions or written responses to motions and then argue them before Judge Johnson and/or other judges recruited by Judge Johnson. Students will be assigned criminal and civil motions from actual cases that are typical of what a young lawyer one or two years out of law school could expect to be handling in federal court. Litigation strategies will be discussed as well as topics relating to professional responsibility.

Class size is limited to twelve students and class will meet at the U.S. Courthouse, 333 Lomas Boulevard in downtown Albuquerque. Proper courtroom attire is required. Students will be graded based on class attendance and participation and on the quality of their written and oral presentations.

This class is designed for third year and second semester second year students who are interested in becoming litigation attorneys. Students wishing to take this class must have completed an evidence course.