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Professor Andrew G. Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson
Tel: (202) 274-6282
E-mail: aferguson@udc.edu

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Associate Professor of Law

LL.M, Georgetown Law Center 2004 (Masters in Advocacy); J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law 2000 (summa cum laude); B.A., Williams College 1994 (cum laude).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 involved in developing constitutional education projects in the Washington D.C. area. He is co-author of Youth Justice in America (CQ Press 2005, 2014), 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. 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)

His legal commentary has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN, NPR, The Economist, The USA Today, the ABA Journal and other newspapers and magazines.

Professor Ferguson twice has won the "Outstanding Faculty Award" for teaching.

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4/18/2015
DC People’s Counsel Consumer Ed. Symposium: Horizons 2015: Uniting Energy, Technology & Consumers

4/18/2015
2015 Barrister's Ball: "Havana Nights"

4/21/2015
After Shelby: POSTPONED!

4/22/2015
Confronting Institutional Racism: Steps to End Police Brutality and Fix Our Justice System!