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. He is the author or co-author of several books and many book chapters and law review articles, with work appearing in such publications as the Georgetown Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Pennsylvania Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review. His scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court on two occasions as well as in over one hundred state and lower federal court decisions. He is also commonly quoted in national media outlets, including the A.B.A. Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

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. He has taught for over two decades, the last sixteen years at FSU Law. At FSU Law, he has served as associate dean for academic affairs (2008-2011) and was awarded a University Graduate Teaching Award (2015). Before entering academia, 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.


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

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

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

Florida Search and Seizure Law (LexisNexis 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023)

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 Criminal Conviction: Law, Policy, And Practice (with Margaret Love & Jenny Roberts) (Thomson Reuters, 4th ed., 2021)

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)

The Harms of Heien: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Court's Search and Seizure Doctrine, 77 Vanderbilt Law Review __ (forthcoming 2024)

The “Alito Hypothesis” in an Era of Emboldened One-Party State Governance18 Harvard Law & Policy Review __ (forthcoming 2024)

Policing Emotions: What Social Psychology Can Teach Fourth Amendment Doctrine, 72 Buffalo Law Review __ (forthcoming 2024)

Governmental Authority to Compel the Carrying of Stigmatizing Documents,  20 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties __ (forthcoming 2024) 

Should Detection Avoidance Be Criminalized? 17 Criminal Law & Philosophy __ (2023) (peer-reviewed)

Toward a New Understanding of “Affirmative Disability or Restraint” in the Preventive State, 20 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 11 (2023) (symposium) 

Citizen Searches and the Duty to Report, 83 Ohio State Law Journal 939 (2022) (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)