Ronnie Lampard serves as the Criminal Justice Task Force Director at the American Legislative Exchange Council. During his time at ALEC, he has testified before state legislative committees, provided written testimony to state legislative committees, and has conducted criminal justice briefings in various states. In addition, he has been interviewed on media outlets and has published op-eds on various criminal justice issues.
Before coming to ALEC, he served on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary as a Legal Fellow. Previously, he was a prosecutor in New Orleans, Louisiana from December of 2012 until January of 2015, where he tried both felony and misdemeanor cases and litigated approximately 100 motion hearings. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of New Orleans in May of 2012, his Master’s Degree in Political Science from American University in May of 2008, and his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in May of 2006. Additionally, he teaches political science classes at American University in Washington, DC.
A native New Orleanian, he is an avid Saints fan and enjoys all sports, particularly football, baseball (go Nats!), tennis, and wrestling. He is also a frequent visitor of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and he enjoys other outdoor activities. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.
Task Force Memberships
This State Factor examines trends across the states in Civil Asset Forfeiture reform, as well as in juvenile justice for the latest legislative sessions. It also examines the driving policy ideas …
The Time to Hesitate is Through: The Number of Laws Criminalizing Innocent Conduct is a Touch Too Much
With the explosion in the number of criminal statutes and criminal regulations, it is particularly difficult for an individual to know what conduct has been deemed criminal or noncriminal. In …
In 2005, Texas officials noticed the alarming rate at which their state’s corrections budget was growing. By 2007, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice wanted the state legislature to …