Professor Andrew Ferguson was interviewed recently on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' (NACDL) podcast series, The Criminal Docket. Prof. Ferguson discussed his new project, the Getting Scholarship into Courts Project, which aims to create an easily accessible website and information center for new scholarly work focused on criminal justice issues. Hosted by the NACDL the goal is to identify and disseminate the best and most relevant law review articles in a form that is useable to practicing attorneys. The resulting collaboration will provide new ideas and legal issues to litigate in trial courts.
A national committee of respected criminal justice scholars will identify the top law review articles. These articles will be chosen based both on their scholarly merit and their usefulness for practice. The articles will be the "must read” articles for practicing attorneys who want to stay abreast of new developments in practice. Authors of the articles chosen will be invited to submit their articles to the Project. As a condition of selection, authors will be required to write a short abstract directed toward practitioners about the legal issues, tactical opportunities, and research included in their article. The article abstracts will be published monthly in The Champion Magazine published by the NACDL and hosted on the NACDL website. The Project is coordinated by Professor Andrew Guthrie Ferguson (UDC-DCSL), Professor Jack Chin (UC Davis), and Margaret Colgate Love, Esq.