Professor Ronald Bacigal teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal process and procedure, and evidence. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and almost fifty articles on these subjects, and is widely regarded as the leading authority on Virginia criminal law and procedure. Professor Bacigal is the author of treatises on criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal procedure forms, evidence, and jury instructions in West Publishing’s Virginia Practice Series, and his scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Emory Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and University of Illinois Law Review, among other venues. Professor Bacigal also serves as Reporter of Criminal Decisions for the Virginia Court of Appeals, and conducts judicial training across the country. He has received the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award (twice), the Virginia State Council of Higher Education’s Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar’s Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award.
Virginia Practice Series: Jury Instructions (forthcoming West 2014-2015) (with Margaret Bacigal).
Criminal Law and Procedure: An Overview (Cengage Learning 4th ed. 2014) (with Mary Kelly Tate).
Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Offenses and Defenses (West 2013-2014).
Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Procedure (West 2013-2014).
Virginia Practice Series: Jury Instructions (West 2013-2014) (with Margaret Bacigal and Joseph Tate).
Trial of Capital Murder Cases in Virginia (Virginia CLE 5th ed. 2013).
Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Procedure (West 2012-2013).
Virginia Practice Series: Criminal Offenses and Defenses (West 2012-2013).
Virginia Practice Series: Jury Instructions (West 2012-2013) (with Joseph Tate).
Criminal Procedure: Materials and Cases (West 4th ed. 2010) (with Russell Weaver et al.).
Manual for the Trial of Capital Cases in Virginia (Virginia Lawyers Practice Handbook) (3rd ed. 2009).
Criminal Law: Cases and Comments (Foundation Press 8th ed. 2008) (with other authors).
Criminal Law and Procedure: An Overview (West 3rd ed. 2008).
Fourth Amendment Seizures of the Person: A Theory of Everything, 81 Miss. L. J. 1 (2011).
Police Mum on Next Step in Student's 2009 Slaying (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Will Bob McDonnell's Adam and Eve defense sway a jury? (Daily Press)
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
Victim recantations prove weak in most criminal cases (Daily Press)
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014