Professor of Legal Writing Christina M. Frohock Publishes in American Journal of Criminal Law

Professor of Legal Writing Christina M. Frohock Publishes in American Journal of Criminal Law

Professor of Legal Writing Christina Frohock
By Miami Law Staff Report

Professor of Legal Writing Christina Frohock

Professor of Legal Writing Christina M. Frohock Publishes in American Journal of Criminal Law

By Miami Law Staff Report
Frohock surveys case law from the Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits to argue that a quasi-adversarial view of criminal justice underlies the DOJ’s privilege strategies.

Christina M. Frohock, professor of legal writing, has published a new article in the American Journal of Criminal Law.  The article, “Special Matters: Filtering Privileged Materials in Federal Prosecutions,” examines the U.S. Department of Justice’s toolbox for handling potentially privileged materials, from filter teams to the newly designated Special Matters Unit.  Frohock surveys case law from the Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits to argue that a quasi-adversarial view of criminal justice underlies the DOJ’s privilege strategies.  Drawing on sources outside the law, she describes the theory of dark matter in physics as an analogy to that underlying view of criminal justice.

Before joining Miami Law, Frohock was a litigation attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City and at both White & Case LLP and Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. in Miami.

As a member of the Miami Law faculty, Frohock teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills and upper-level courses on Guantánamo legal issues and advanced writing techniques.  She recently published a book, Small-Town GTMO, that analyzes the legality of the Guantánamo naval station and describes her experiences on the base.