ACLR Online is the online companion to the American Criminal Law Review. The online platform includes submitted work from professors and practitioners in the field of criminal law through its Online Contributor Program. ACLR Online also consists of the Featured Online Contributor Program. The program selects a small group of students each year to submit shorter posts on contemporary areas of American criminal law. The students’ work is then published through  ACLR Online as well as on WestLaw.

ACLR Online allows the American Criminal Law Review to provide timely and relevant legal analysis on current criminal issues. Our team is dedicated to curating practitioner-focused articles to allow for a more robust conversation on criminal law.

ACLR Online is currently accepting submissions for Volume 59 on a rolling basis. Submissions may be emailed to aclronlinesubmissions@gmail.com or submitted via Scholastica.

Volume 58

Spring Practitioner Contribution

In the Name of Secrecy: Revisiting Grand Jury Secrecy as Applied to Witnesses
Kimberly A. Leaman & Andrew T. Winkler

Spring Student Contributions

After the Opioid Epidemic: A Proposed Return to a Model Penal Code Defense in Federal Cases Involving Addiction
Lucas Hammill

Under Attack: How Enhanced Anti-Protest Laws Impede and Endanger the Free Press
April Knight

Failures of the Stock Act and the Future of Congressional Insider Trader Reform
Sana Mesiya

Federal Criminal Prosecutions of Labor Market Restrictions: Small Cases with Big Implications
Theodore Salem-Mackall

Fall Practitioner Contribution

What Coronavirus Has Taught Us About Unnecessary Incarceration
Carrie Leonetti

Fall Student Contributions

Lessons from the FinCEN Files: A Call to Reform the Regulation of Money Laundering
Madison Flowers

Bioterrorism or Over-Deterrence? The Use of Federal Terrorism Statutes to Counter COVID-19 “Hoaxes”
Zachary Mitchell

Time to Ditch Deliberate Indifference: COVID-19, Immigrant Challenges, and the Future of Due Process
Hannah Nguyen

“The Heart of the Business”: An Analysis of the Antitrust Division’s New Policy of Crediting Corporate Compliance at the Charging Stage
Theodore Salem-Mackall

Volume 57

Spring Practitioner Contribution

Unlawful Silence: St. Louis Families’ Fight for Records After the Killing of a Loved One by Police
Emanuel Powell

Spring Student Contributions

One Strike, You’re Out: The Post-Hueso State of Habeas Corpus Petitions Under the Savings Clause
Ashley Alexander

Beating Qualified Immunity on Appeal
Alex Bodaken

Privacy in the Dumps: Analyzing Cell Tower Dumps Under the Fourth Amendment
Emma Lux

Another Brick in the Wall: A Call for Reform to Maryland’s Disturbing-School Law
John Marinelli

Do We Need to Make a Federal Case Out of It? The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act as Over-Federalization of Criminal Law
L.S. Stegman

Winter Contributions

Bloodied: How So-Called Exigencies Continue to Erode the Fourth Amendment
Hassan Ahmad

Banned from the Jury Box: Examining the Justifications and Repercussions of Felon Jury Exclusion in the District of Columbia
Ashley Alexander

Facing the Future: Facial Recognition Technology Under the Confrontation Clause
Emma Lux

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: How Federal Agencies Have Leveraged Existing Law to Regulate Cryptocurrency
John Marinelli

Fighting Tooth and Nail: Deterring Wildlife Trafficking in the Era of Mass Extinction
L.S. Stegman

Rape Shield, Not Rape Force-Field: A Textualist Argument for Limiting the Scope of the Federal Rape Shield Law
Uriel Hinberg

Volume 56

Spring Contributions 

Prosecutorial Discretion, Extradition, and National Security: Reading Between the Lines of the Assange Indictment
Ephraim David Abreu

Valuing Procedure Over Substance: Racial Bias in the Capital Jury Room
Grace Manning

Pleas, Sir, May I Have an Attorney? Why the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel Should Extend to Pre-Indictment Plea Negotiations
Abbe Dembowitz

If Words Can Kill, How Should Criminal Law Intervene?
Yixuan Zhang

Entitling the Accused to Exculpatory Evidence: Why Prosecutors Should Have to Disclose During Plea Bargaining
Emily Clarke

Winter Contributions 

Alexa: Can You Keep a Secret? The Third-Party Doctrine in the Age of the Smart Home
Grace Manning

Immigration Status in Jury Trials: State Legislature & State Supreme Court Involvement in Combatting Jury Bias
Veena Bansal

Tolling Time: How John Doe DNA Indictments are Skirting Statutes of Limitations and Crippling the Criminal Justice System
Emily Clarke

With Big Data Should Come Big Responsibility: Regulating Supply and Demand of Alternative Data
Abbe Dembowitz

Using the Power of “Me Too” Evidence in Criminal Sexual Assault Trials
Yixuan Zhang

Volume 55

Winter Student Contributions

Caught Holding the Bag: Constitutional Limits on Live Video Surveillance 
Joseph Lanuti

Blurred Lines: The Potential for Partial Judges and Impartial Lawyers in Drug Courts
Ryan Shymansky

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: Placing Limits on Pro Se Rape Defendants
Anna Fasano

Using Technology to Impede Privacy and Consent: A Survey of Revenge Porn Laws
Kellianne Hickey

Spring Practitioner Contributions

Gender Nonconforming Expression and Binary Thinking: Understanding How Implicit Bias Becomes Explicit in the Legal System, Considering the Shooting Death of Philando Castile
Patrick C. Brayer

Un-Making a Murderer: New True Crime Sensationalism and the Criminal Justice System
David Costello

The Continuing Duty in Reality: A Preliminary Empirical Look
David M. Siegel & Tigran W. Eldred

Spring Student Contributions

Closing the Boyfriend Loophole: Proposals to Protect Dating Partners from Gun Violence
Ryan Shymansky

In the Officer’s Omnipresence: Live Surveillance and Warrantless Misdemeanor Arrests
Joseph Lanuti

Remember Me, “Part C”? Honest Services Fraud Schemes Involving Bribery Under “Part C” of the Federal Bribery Statute Post-McDonnell
Bridget Vuona

Decriminalizing Slavery: Why Jurisdictions Should Focus on Criminalizing Johns
Anna Fasano

Volume 54

Fall Student Contributions

Tips with Benefits: Insider Trading at Oral Arguments in Salman
Raphael Davidian

Winter Student Contributions

The Effects of Crime Media on Reality
Destiny Howell

The Unintended Consequences of Deinstitutionalization 
Destiny Howell

It’s All Derivative: Insider Trading Without a Personal Benefit
Raphael Davidian

Spring Student Contributions

Improving Conditions for Mentally Ill Individuals in the Criminal Justice System
Destiny Howell

Anti-Money Laundering Laws for Bitcoin Exchanges
Raphael Davidian

Fleeing While Black: How Massachusetts Reshaped the Contours of the Terry Stop
Terrence Scudieri

Sentencing Synthetic Cannabinoid Offenders: “No Cognizable Basis” 
Brad Gershel

Alexa and Third Parties’ Reasonable Expectation of Privacy 
Raphael Davidian

Guarding Against False Confessions
Destiny Howell

Glass Ceilings? How Warren Provides Insight into State Courts’ Ability to Protest Against Limited Constructions of the Constitution
Terrence Scudieri

Volume 53

Spring Student Contributions

The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century: Smartphones
Devika Singh

You Shall Go No Further: The Hobbs Act and the Expansion of Federal Jurisdiction
Matt Evola

Will the Opportunity for Parole Equate to the De Facto Opportunity for a New Life?
Leigh Ainsworth

Private Probation and Incarceration of the Poor
Austin McCullough

Fourth Amendment: Drug Dogs on a Driveway
Devika Singh

Jury Nullification: Fixing the Law When Politicians Won’t
Leigh Ainsworth

Immigration Law Isn’t So “Civil” Anymore: The Criminal Nature of the Immigration System
Leigh Ainsworth

Miranda: The Magic Words to Invoke One’s Rights
Devika Singh

Stingray Searches and the Fourth Amendment Implications of Modern Cellular Surveillance
Austin McCullough

The Possibilities and Perils of Neuroscience in Criminal Law
Austin McCullough