Wayne A. Logan

Wayne Logan

Wayne A. Logan

Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, 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, Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor of Law, teaches and writes in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Sentencing. Professor Logan’s research focuses on a broad variety 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 law review articles, his work has appeared in such publications as the Georgetown Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review. His book, Knowledge as Power: Criminal Registration and Community Notification Laws in America (Stanford University Press, 2009), was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Kebodeaux (2013). He is commonly quoted in national media outlets, including the A.B.A. JournalNew York TimesUSA Today, and the Wall Street Journal

Professor Logan is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and currently serves on 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 Publications

Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation (co-editor with J.J. Prescott) (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2020)

Florida Search and Seizure Law (LexisNexis) (forthcoming 2020)

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

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

Questions and Answers, Q & A: Criminal Procedure I: Police Investigation (with Neil Cohen & Michael Benza) (3d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2016)

Questions and Answers, Q & A: Criminal Procedure II: Prosecution and Adjudication (with Neil Cohen & Michael Benza) (Carolina Academic Press 2016)

Origins and Evolution of SORN Laws, in Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation (co-editor with J.J. Prescott) (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2020)

SORN’S Growth and Staying Power, in Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation (co-editor with J.J. Prescott) (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2020)

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

Sex Offender Registration and Notification, in Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna, editor) (2017)

The Case for Greater Transparency in Sixth Amendment Pretrial Right to Counsel Warnings, 52 Tex. Tech L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2020)

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


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

Contracting for Fourth Amendment Privacy Online (with Jake Linford) 104 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 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)

Challenging the Punitiveness of “New Generation” SORN Laws, 21 New Crim. L. Rev. 426 (2018)


False Massiah: The Sixth Amendment Revolution That Wasn’t, 50 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 153 (2018) (symposium)


The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge Ahead of His Time, 52 U. Rich. L. Rev. Online 23 (2017)

Policing Criminal Justice Data (with Andrew Ferguson), 101 Minn. L. Rev. 541 (2016)


Government Retention and Use of Unlawfully Secured DNA, 48 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 269 (2016) (symposium)


Database Infamia: Exit from the Sex Offender Registries, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. 219 (2016)


“When Mercy Seasons Justice:” Interstate Recognition of Ex-Offender Rights, 49 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1 (2016)