John P. McAdams
John McAdams is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, currently serving as Senior Litigation Counsel (SLC). As SLC, he is responsible for organizing, preparing and directing complex investigations and proceedings leading to litigation and for developing and implementing litigation-oriented training programs. He also serves as the criminal Civil Rights coordinator, public corruption coordinator, and Tribal Liaison for the District.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office in 2007, he served as a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division from 2002-2007.
He graduated from Saint Anselm College in 1995 and from Boston College Law School in 2002.
After graduating from Saint Anselm College and prior to attending Boston College Law School, he spent two years as an Americorps volunteer, serving at-risk youth on the Colville Indian Reservation in the state of Washington, and in inner-city Chicago, IL, where he developed and directed a high-profile organization for at-risk youth.
LAW.702Advanced Trial AdvocacyClick to Open
This course will take a criminal case as the jumping off point. Students will learn how to prepare and try a complex case. The class will focus on trial technique and strategy using cutting edge trial techniques and theories. Students will be evaluated based upon class participation and role playing in mock trial during the last two sessions of the class. Trial Advocacy is a prerequisite.