Ronald J. Allen

Ronald J. Allen


Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Ronald J. Allen did his undergraduate work in mathematics at Marshall University and studied law at the University of Michigan. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of evidence, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. He has worked with various groups in China to help formulate proposals for legal reform, and he was retained by the Tanzanian Government to assist in the reform of their evidence law. Professor Allen began his career at the State University of New York, and has held professorships at the University of Iowa (1978-82; 1983-84), Duke and Northwestern Universities.



Allen, Ronald J., "Evidentiary Problems in-and Solutions for-the Uniform Commercial Code," 1984 Duke Law Journal 92 (1984).
Allen, Ronald J., "Explanatory Value of Analyzing Codifications by Reference to Organizing Principles Other Than Those Employed in the Codification," 79 Northwestern University Law Review 1080 (1984).
Allen, Ronald J., “Rationality and Accuracy in the Criminal Process: A Discordant Note on the Harmonizing of the Justices' Views on Burdens of Persuasion in Criminal Cases,” 74 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 1147 (1983).
Ronald J. Allen, "More on Constitutional Process-of-Proof Problems in Criminal Cases," 94 Harvard Law Review 1795 (1981).
Ronald J. Allen, “Presumptions, Inferences and Burden of Proof in Federal Civil Actions - An Anatomy of Unnecessary Ambiguity and a Proposal for Reform,” 76 Northwestern University Law Review 892 (1981).
Ronald J. Allen, “Presumptions in Civil Actions Reconsidered,” 66 Iowa Law Review 843 (1981).
Ronald J. Allen, "Structuring Jury Decisionmaking in Criminal Cases: A Unified Constitutional Approach to Evidentiary Devices," 94 Harvard Law Review 321(1980).
Ronald J. Allen, "National Initiative Proposal: A Preliminary Analysis," 58 Nebraska Law Review 965-1052 (1979).
Ronald J. Allen, Dialogue on Police Rulemaking: K.C. Davis, Police Rulemaking on Selective Enforcement: A Reply, 125 Pennsylvania Law Review 1167 (1977); R. Allen, The Police and Substantive Rulemaking: A Brief Rejoinder, 125 Pennsylvania Law Review 1172-1181 (1977).
Ronald J. Allen, "Mullaney v. Wilbur, the Supreme Court, and the Substantive Criminal Law-An Examination of the Limits of Legitimate Intervention," 55 Texas Law Review 269-301 (1977).
Ronald J. Allen, "The Restoration of In re Winship: A Comment on Burdens of Persuasion in Criminal Cases after Patterson v. New York," 76 Michigan Law Review 30 (1977).
Ronald J. Allen, “The Police and Substantive Rulemaking: Reconciling Principle and Expediency,” 125 Pennsylvania Law Review 62 (1976).
Ronald J. Allen, "Retribution in a Modern Penal Law: The Principle of Aggravated Harm," 25 Buffalo Law Review 1 (1975).

Book Reviews

Ronald J. Allen, Review of Scientific and Expert Evidence in Criminal Advocacy, by Juris G. Cederbaums and Selma Arnold. 25 Buffalo Law Review 444 (1976). (part of the article that starts on p. 441 – see next link)
Ronald J. Allen, Review of Scientific Evidence in Criminal Cases, by Andre A. Moenssens, et. al., 25 Buffalo Law Review 441 (1976).
Ronald J. Allen, Review of The Future of Imprisonment, by Norval Morris. 73 Michigan Law Review 1517 (1975).