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DU Law Creates new Journal for Criminal Law

April 7, 2011—The University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law is releasing its inaugural issue of the new University of Denver Criminal Law Review this month. The student-led publication will be dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking scholarship in the area of criminal law.

"We hope that the DU Criminal Law Review will bring emerging criminal law issues into the foreground, encourage further scholarship, and highlight the academic achievements of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law," says Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Lindsey. "Developing a new scholarly publication is a rare opportunity, particularly in the legal field."

Lindsay says there are fewer than a dozen legal publications with an exclusive focus on national, rather than regional, scholarship in the field of criminal law.

The inaugural edition is captioned "The Rapidly Changing Face of Criminal Constitutional Law" and features articles by Daniel Edwards, a DU Law adjunct professor and Colorado senior assistant attorney general; DU Law professor Robert Hardaway; DU Law professor Kristian Miccio; Illinois State University Associate Professor of Criminal Law Michael Gizzi; Bradley University Associate Professor of Political Science Craig Curtis; and attorneys Eric Ziporin and Elliot Scott of the firm Senter Goldfarb & Rice, L.L.C.

Articles in the premier edition focus on cutting edge issues including confronting expert testimony, Sixth Amendment issues in sentencing, search and seizure law, and a review of a new book on the experiences of incarcerated women in the U.S.

Lindsey and the Journal's editorial board credit Dean Martin Katz, professors Justin Marceau and Kristian Miccio, and the Sturm College of Law administration for their support.