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News Posted on January 24, 2013

Professor Chin's ‘Getting Scholarship into Court Project' Featured on NACDL Podcast

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin commented for the Criminal Docket, the weekly podcast of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), on his new venture, in partnership with the NACDL, called the "Getting Scholarship into Court Project."  The project seeks to identify legal scholarship especially useful to courts and practitioners, which the NACDL will post in its Champion magazine, on a webpage devoted to the project, and elsewhere with abstracts focused on the needs of practitioners.   The project is supported by an advisory board of distinguished scholars and practicing criminal defense attorneys.

"Law review articles, in spite of the fact that some people think they are irrelevant, I think can be a platform to really explain why a particular proposition of law is true or a particular practice that goes on in the courts in unconstitutional or illegal," said Professor Chin, a member of the project's academic advisory board.  "That's really one of the things I've tried to write about as a scholar, and I've been very gratified that a number of my articles have been used by lawyers out there in practice to win cases, but what we're hoping to do with this project is to do this more systematically."

Gabriel "Jack" Chin, who joined the King Hall faculty in 2011, is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.

NACDL podcast: "Getting Scholarship into Court Project"