Maybell Romero

Title: Assistant Professor of Law
Office Location: Swen Parson 197D
Office Phone: 815-753-7251
Education: B.A., Cornell University
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Maybell Romero joined the NIU Law faculty in 2017. Her teaching and writing interests focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile justice and prosecutorial ethics. From 2015 to 2017, Professor Romero was a visiting professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. She has served as both a state’s attorney and defense attorney during her decade of practice in Utah, where she also handled child welfare and civil litigation matters.

Professor Romero is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2006). She also holds a B.A. from Cornell University (2003), where she studied both English and government.


  • Profit-Driven Prosecution and the Competitive Bidding Process, 107 J. Crim L. & Criminology 161 (2017). (Available in SSRN)
  • “Disrupting Prosecutorial Culture,” work in progress.


  • Moderator, Rural Criminal Justice Summit, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX, November 29-30, 2018.