Wayne A. Logan

Wayne Logan

Wayne A. Logan

Steven M. Goldstein Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Main Classroom Building, Room 324
Phone: 850.644.7215


J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1991 
M.A. (Criminology), State University of New York at Albany, 1986
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1983

Wayne A. Logan, Steven M. Goldstein Professor, teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and sentencing. Professor Logan’s research focuses on a broad array of subjects, including police search and seizure, Megan’s Laws, and issues relating to the interplay of the state, local and federal criminal justice systems. The author of several dozen book chapters and law review articles, his work has appeared in such publications as the Georgetown Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Pennsylvania Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Texas Law Review and has been cited on two occasions by the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also the author or co-author of several books, including those published by Oxford, Stanford, and Foundation Press, and is commonly quoted in national media outlets. 

Professor Logan is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools and member of the Association's Standing Committee on Membership Review. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Law Review and received the faculty award for best student-written contribution to the Review. Before entering full-time teaching, Professor Logan clerked for the North Carolina Supreme Court and  the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and practiced law in Raleigh, North Carolina. Professor Logan served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the FSU College of Law (2008-2011) and is the recipient of a University Teaching Award (2015).


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

The Ex Post Facto Clause: Its History and Role in A Punitive Society (Oxford University Press) (forthcoming 2022)

Sentencing Law, Policy and Practice (with Michael O'Hear) (Foundation Press 2022)

Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation (contributing author and co-editor with J.J. Prescott) (Cambridge University Press 2021)

Collateral Consequences of Arrest and Criminal Conviction: Law, Policy, and Practice (with Margaret Love & Jenny Roberts) (4th ed., Thomson Reuters 2021) (3d ed., Thomson Reuters 2018)

Florida Search and Seizure Law (LexisNexis 2020, 2021 & 2022)

Criminal Procedure: The Post-Investigative Process (with Stanley Adelman et al.) (5th ed., Carolina Academic Press 2018)

Origins and Evolution of SORN Laws, in Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation (co-editior with J.J. Prescott) (Cambridge University Press 2021)

Community-based Approaches to Sex Offender Management, in What Works with Sexual Offenders: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (Jean Proulx et al., eds.) (Wiley-Blackwell 2020)

Card Carrying Sex Offenders, 9 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties __ (forthcoming 2023) (symposium) 

Toward a New Understanding of “Affirmative Disability or Restraint” in the Preventive State, 19 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law __ (forthcoming 2023) (symposium) 

Citizen Searches and the Duty to Report, 82 Ohio State Law Journal __ (forthcoming 2023) (symposium) 

Geography and Reasonable Suspicion in Auto Stops, 48 N. Ky. L. Rev. 309 (2021) (symposium)

Sex Offender Registration in a Pandemic, 19 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 551 (2021) (symposium)

Crowdsourcing Crime Control, 99 Texas L. Rev. 137 (2020)

The Case for Greater Transparency in Sixth Amendment Pretrial Right to Counsel Warnings, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 23 (2019) (symposium)

Gundy v. United States: Gunning for the Administrative State, 17 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 185 (2019) (symposium)

Indiana v. Timbs: Toward the Regulation of Mercenary Criminal Justice, 32 Fed. Sent. Rep. 3 (2019) (symposium)

Contracting for Fourth Amendment Privacy Online (with Jake Linford), 104 Minn. L. Rev. 101 (2019)

Policing Police Access to Criminal Justice Data, 104 Iowa L. Rev. 619 (2019)

What the Feds Can Do to Rein in Local Mercenary Criminal Justice, 2019 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1731 (2019) (symposium) 

Fourth Amendment Localism, 93 Ind. L.J. 369 (2018)