• Andrew Park

Letter from the editor, Volume XI, Issue II

We thank you for your continued interest in the Criminal Law Practitioner . With each issue, we strive to publish pieces that are not only exclusively focused on the arena of criminal law, but that engage with fascinating subject matter and prompt thought- provoking discussion . As the only student-run criminal law publication at the American University Washington College of Law, this is the culmination of an extraordinary amount of work by a talented and dedicated staff . I am both proud and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with them . I would like to thank our featured authors, Melissa Respeto, Dennis P . Chapman, and Karly Newcomb for their incredible pieces.

If you are interested in more of the Criminal Law Practitioner’s publications, please find us at https://www.crimlawpractitioner.org/ for our past issues as well as our staff’s weekly blog on the latest issues in criminal law.

As Covid-19 hits the one-year mark of its existence in many of our lives, we hope that you and your families remain safe and in good health . Recent events in this country have shaken us to our core and have further illuminated the vast inequities that built and continue to drive our criminal legal system . And while the national conversation has been awakened this year, we must not forget that our efforts do not end with one victory or several . We hope you continue to join us in striving for justice.

Black Lives Matter.