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Joseph Ferguson

Lecturer in Politics


National security, civil liberties, constitutional law, and criminal law and investigation


JD Northwestern University School of Law, 1990
BA Lake Forest College, American history, 1982 

Courses Taught

Politics 275: Security and Liberty

Loyola University Chicago Law School
Co-director National Security and Civil Rights Progam
National Security Law
Counterterrorism Law
Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy

John Marshal Law School, Chicago
National Security Law

U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center
Lecturer: programs relating to national security issues including investigation and prosecution of material support of terrorism, terrorist financing, terrorist racketeering, and multi-sovereign investigations and

Department of Justice Office of Overseas Development and Training
Lecturer: programs to international military, intellegence and law enforcement agencies on issues relating to international cooperation for
investigation and prosecution of U.S. terrorist financing and material
support crimes

Bar Membership

State of Illinois 
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Certified Inspector General (Association of Inspectors General)


Director’s Award, United States Department of Justice (1997)
Gaston Gianni Better Government Award , President’s Council on Integrity & Efficiency (2009)


Board of Directors, executive committee, Association of Inspectors General (AIG) (NYC)
Board of Directors, president, International Network for Urban Agriculture (Chicago)
Member, Data Analytic Working Group of Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI) of Columbia University Law School (NYC)