Ronald J. Bacigal

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Ronald J. Bacigal
Nationality American
Occupation Professor of law
Known for Criminal law

Ronald J. Bacigal is a professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law. He is "nationally recognized as one of the leading scholars of Fourth Amendment Law."[1]

Bacigal graduated from Concord University and Washington and Lee University School of Law. In addition, he spent time at The Hague as a Fulbright Scholar.[2] Professor Bacigal has taught at Richmond since 1971 and has been a professor since 1973. He is the reporter for criminal law decisions of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.[1]

He has earned a number of awards, including the 2008 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award (presented by the Virginia State Bar),[3] the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education in 1990, and is a two-time recipient of the University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award.[1] Bacigal has authored a number of texts used in both educational and legal settings, including Criminal Procedure: Cases, Problems, Exercises (West Publishing Co. 3rd ed. 2007) (2nd ed. 2004) (1sted. 2001) (with four other authors and annual supplements) and Criminal Law and Procedure: An Introduction (West Publishing Co. 2nd ed. 2001)(1st ed. 1996), May It Please The Court: A Biography of Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr. (University Press of America 1992), The Limits of Litigation: The Dalkon Shield Controversy (Carolina Academic Press 1990) and many books concerning Virginia law and procedure. He has also published numerous papers.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Successful Seminar Program Highlighted by Presentation of Carrico Award to Professor Ron Bacigal". Criminal Law News. 37 (5): 1–2. April 2008. 
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  3. ^ "Criminal Law". Virginia State Bar. Retrieved 2008-06-07.