RICO Run Amok

By John K. Cornwell Abstract In 1970, Congress enacted RICO to eradicate organized crime in America. To enlist the help of private citizens in this effort, the statute included civil provisions providing treble damages for plaintiffs who proved that they were injured...

Sexting: 21st-Century Statutory Rape

By John K. Cornwell Abstract The “cyberworld” in which we live has fundamentally and irrevocably changed the nature of human interaction. For many, electronic mail, texting, and social networking sites have significantly limited traditional face-to-face...

Against Neorehabilitation

By Jessica M. Eaglin Abstract In the face of severe budget constraints, bipartisan calls for reform, dropping crime rates, and judicial intervention, states are seriously considering and implementing criminal justice reform to manage prison populations for the first...

My Hero: Professor Roark Reed

By Jane J. Boyle Abstract I first encountered the unforgettable Professor Roark Reed during the scorching summer of 1980. It was during that summer of record heat that I learned from Professor Reed why I wanted to be a lawyer. Professor Reed or “Roark,” as...

Roark Reed: A tribute

By Alexis Gabay Abstract One of the primary reasons I selected SMU was its clinic program. Such programs were rare in the early 1980s and SMU offered three at the time. Law schools without actual experience made as much sense to me as learning to play chess without...

Roark Reed: The Quiet Innovator

By Mike McCollum Abstract Roark Reed was hired in 1975 by SMU School of Law to direct its fledgling Criminal Justice Clinic. His background as a staff attorney in the District of Columbia Public Defender Service and as the director of the Maryland Division of the...