Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A. Williams College 1994 (cum laude), J.D.; University of Pennsylvania School of Law 2000 (summa cum laude); L.L.M, Georgetown Law Center 2004 (Masters in Advocacy). Professor Ferguson teaches and writes in the area of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence.
Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Ferguson worked as a supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. As a public defender for seven years, he represented adults and juveniles in serious felony cases ranging from homicide to misdemeanor offenses. In addition to participating as lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials, he argued cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Before joining the Public Defender Service, Professor Ferguson was awarded the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship at the Georgetown Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic. For two years as a Prettyman Fellow, he taught and supervised third-year clinical students involved in the criminal justice clinic. Immediately after graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Professor Ferguson is also involved in developing constitutional education projects in the Washington D.C. area. He is co-author of Youth Justice in America (CQ Press 2005), a textbook for high school students on their rights under the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution. He is on the Board of Directors of the Free Minds Book Club, a non-profit organization that teaches creative writing and poetry to juvenile defendants charged as adults in the District of Columbia. He is also a Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Student Activities Committee which runs the "Citizen Amicus Project" - a national project to involve law students in current Supreme Court cases.
Most recently he has written Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Constitutional Action (NYU Press 2013), the first book written for jurors on jury duty. (Book Review)
Personal Curtilage: Fourth Amendment Security in Public (William and Mary Law Review forthcoming)
The Jury As Constitutional Identity (U.C. Davis Law Review forthcoming)
Constitutional Culpability: Questioning the New Exclusionary Rules (Florida Law Review forthcoming)
Jury Instructions As Constitutional Education. 84 University of Colorado Law Review 233 (2013). http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2014089
Predictive Policing and the Future of Reasonable Suspicion, 62 Emory Law Journal 259 (2012). http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2050001
The Dialogue Approach to Miranda Warnings and Waiver, 49 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1437 (2012). http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1872051
Crime Mapping and the Fourth Amendment: Redrawing High Crime Areas, 63 Hastings L. J. 101 (2011). http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1774876
The High Crime Area Question: Requiring Verifiable and Quantifiable Evidence For Fourth Amendment Reasonable Suspicion Analysis, 57 AM. U. L. REV. 1587 (2008) (co-author with Damien Bernache). http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1269169
Continuing Seizure: Fourth Amendment Seizure in Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution Cases, CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION AND ATTORNEY FEES ANNUAL HANDBOOK, National Lawyers Guild Civil Liberties Committee, (ed. Steven Saltzman) (West 1999).
BooksWHY JURY DUTY MATTERS: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO CONSTITUTIONAL ACTION
(New York University Press 2013).
YOUTH JUSTICE IN AMERICA (CQ Press 2005) (co-author with Jamin Raskin & Maryam Ahranjani).
Telephone: (202) 274-6282
Criminal Law - Evening Division (Fall 2012)
Evidence (Fall 2012)
Criminal Procedure (Spring 2012)
Criminal Justice, Social Justice, and Community Justice: Seminar on Current Issues in Criminal Practice (Spring 2012)
Advanced Criminal Procedure (Fall 2011)
Evidence (Fall 2011)
Criminal Procedure (Spring 2011)
Criminal Justice, Social Justice, and Community Justice: Seminar on Current Issues in Criminal Practice (Spring 2011)
Advanced Criminal Procedure (Fall 2010)Criminal Law (Fall 2010)