Assistant Professor of Law
LL.M., Duke University School of Law
J.D., Loyola New Orleans University School of Law
B.A., Louisiana State University
Professor Roark joined La Verne Law in 2009. His teaching combines theory with practice, drawing on his experience in private practice. Professor Roark teaches Property, Secured Transactions, Sales, Payment Systems, Law and Literature and other seminars. Professor Roark has taught at the University of Tulsa College of Law and the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Law. Professor Roark returns each summer to the University of Missouri-Columbia to teach Payment Systems as a Visiting Professor.
Professor Roark has published articles on property, commercial law, Constitutional law, law and literature, and law and religion; his articles have appeared in the Duke Law and Technology Review, The University of Cincinnati Law Review, The Louisiana Law Review, UCC Law Journal, Loyola Law Review, UMKC Law Review, amongst others. Professor Roark also has two articles forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Education, and the Cumberland Law Review. In November, Professor Roark was invited to participate in Whittier Law School’s Mobile Technology and the Law Symposium and will publish his comments in the Whittier Law Review in the Spring.
Professor Roark is currently working on projects involving mobile money transactions under U.S. Payments Systems policy and entitlement shifting under the U.C.C. Professor Roark is an active blogger and his writings have appeared on numerous websites including Property Prof Blog, The Law Street Journal, Commercial Law Blog, and Concurring Opinions. Professor Roark has appeared as a commentator on NPR, MSN Real Estate, and other publications. Professor Roark is also working on a project roughly titled “Popular Property” on the nature of property outside of legal regimes.
Click here For a Copy of Professor Roark’s CV Fall 2011
Professor Roark’s Revised Syllabus — Property 2011-2012
Professor Roark’s Syllabus Spring 2012 Property Law Seminar
Professor Roark’s Syllabus Law and Literature Fall 2010