Maybell Romero researches and teaches at the intersection of criminal law, criminal adjudication, and professional ethics.
Much of her writing focuses on rural criminal legal systems and prosecutorial ethics, informed by her nearly 10 years of law practice as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and general practitioner in a small community in northern Utah. Her work has featured in a variety of publications including the Journal of Criminal Law Criminology, the Maine Law Review, the University of Richmond Law Review, the University of Miami Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review online and is forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review and The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, among others.
Prior to joining Tulane Law in the fall of 2021, she was a member of the faculty of Northern Illinois University College of Law. Before that she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.