It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Jacqueline Ross (left) as today's guest blogger.
Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign, Jacqueline is an internationally noted comparatist in the fields of evidence and criminal law and procedure. Her scholarship -- published in journals in the United States and elsewhere -- includes "Impediments to Transnational Cooperation in Undercover Operations: A Comparative Study of the United States and Italy," 52 American Journal of Comparative Law 569 (2004), winner of the Edward Wise Senior Scholar Prize from the American Society of Comparative Law for best article in comparative criminal procedure.
Jacqueline's a co-founder and co-director of the Michigan-Illinois-Princeton Workshop on Comparative Law Works in Progress, and also the co-organizer of a seminar series on Transnational Intelligence and Policing in Immigrant Communities that alternates between Institut D'Études Politiques de Paris and the University of Illinois College of Law. Her research projects include comparative studies of undercover policing in the United States, Italy, Germany, and France; and of policing in the immigrant communities of the United States and France, for which she's received a Fulbright Research Fellowship and a grant from France's Agence Nationale de Recherche.
An honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Jacqueline clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, then practiced as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago and Boston before entering academia.
In her guest post below, Jacqueline applies comparative analysis to undercut the claim, made by many a common law expert, that evidence admitted in civil law trials without any form of prior screening.