[The] Institution and Practice of the Federal District Court (20673). 2 units. This course will examine the institution and practice of the federal district court from the perspective of the judge. The primary focus is on the day-to-day work of the court in both civil and criminal cases. Weekly reading materials, available on the course website, will include articles on topics covered in the seminar as well as case filings and judicial decisions. Emphasis will be given to effective lawyering techniques at key stages of civil and criminal cases. Grades will be based on class participation (35 percent) and a series of short written submissions (65 percent). For example, for the session devoted to sentencing, students will be asked to submit a memorandum in aid of sentencing either on behalf of the government or the defendant. There will be no examination. Enrollment limited to twelve. R. N. Chatigny.