Raneta J. Mack, JD
Raneta J. Mack, JD

Raneta J. Mack, JD

Endowed Professorship, Skinner Family Professorship in Law
School of Law

Academic Appointments


  • Law


  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Comparative Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Independent Directed Study in International / Comparative Law
  • White Collar Crime


Professor of Law, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, cum laude, and her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo. 
Professor Mack joined the Creighton University School of Law in 1991, after serving as an associate with the law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver, Colorado, where her practice focused primarily on litigation and bankruptcy law.
At the law school, Professor Mack teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, and Comparative Criminal Procedure. In 2006, she was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, which gave her the opportunity to travel to Vilnius, Lithuania to deliver lectures on money laundering and its role in global terrorism.
Professor Mack has published articles on several criminal law related issues including concealed weapons laws, money laundering, bias in the criminal justice system, and problems with the Federal Witness Protection Program. She has also published articles on a variety of computer technology issues including the legal implications of adopting digital signatures, the use of technology to promote alternative dispute resolution, and computer crime statutes in the United States.
Professor Mack is the author of five books, “A Layperson’s Guide to Criminal Law” (1999), “The Digital Divide: Standing at the Intersection of Race and Technology” (2001), “Equal Justice in the Balance: America’s Legal Responses to the Emerging Terrorist Threat” (with co-author Michael J. Kelly) (2004), “Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies (2008) and “A Criminal Procedure Anthology: Cases, Readings and Comparative Perspectives (2013).
Professor Mack also provides expert commentary to the local and national media on criminal law, white collar crime and computer technology related issues. 

Publications and Presentations




  • Raneta Lawson Mack, These Words May Not Mean What You Think They Mean: Toward a Modern Understanding of Children and Miranda Waivers, 46 Search & Seizure L. Rep. 65, 2019
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, Of Docks and Shackles: A Comparative Examination of Courtroom Control and the Rights of the Accused, 9 Wake Forest J. L. & Pol’y 311, 2019
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, These Words May Not Mean What You Think They Mean: Toward a Modern Understanding of Children and Miranda Waivers, 27 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 257, 2018
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, From the Sublime to the Ridiculous and Everything In-Between: Fifty Things You May or May Not Know about Miranda v. Arizona, 7 L.J. For Soc. Just. 33, 2017
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, Cybercrimes: Legislation and Current Trends, Neb. Law., May/June 2015, at 19, 2015
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, Self-Defense & Stand Your Ground Laws: An Undisputed Right & Its Controversial Progeny, Creighton Law., Fall 2014, at 16, 2014
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, The Federal Witness Protection Program Revisited and Compared: Reshaping an Old Weapon to Meet New Challenges in the Global Crime Fighting Effort, 21 U. Miami International & Comp. L. Rev. 191, 2014
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, Reestablishing Jury Trials in Japan: Foundational Lessons from the Russian Experience, 2 Creighton Int'l & Comp. L.J. 100, 2012
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, The Importance of International and Comparative Law: Exploring Complex Issues in a Global Community, 1 Creighton Int'l & Comp. L.J. 3, 2011
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, China's Role on the New U.N. Human Rights Council: A Positive Shift in Its Human Rights Agenda or a Marriage of Convenience?, Global Jurist, Sept, 2007
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, The Jude Shao Case: How One American's Story Illustrates the Pressing Need for Reform in China's Criminal Justice System, Creighton Law., at 20, Fall, 2006
  • Raneta Lawson Mack & Michael J. Kelly, Equal Justice in the Balance: Assessing America's Legal Responses to the Emerging Terrorist Threat, 2004
  • Raneta Lawson Mack & Michael J. Kelly, The War on Terror: Assaulting Democracy at Home?, Creighton U. Mag., Spring 2003, at 14, 2003
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, First Time Unlucky: The Jurisprudential Misadventures of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, JURIST, Nov. 26, 2002
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, The Digital Divide: Standing at the Intersection of Race and Technology, 2001
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, Have I Told You Lately That ILOVEYOU?: A Proactive Approach to the Misuse of Computer Technology Resources in the Business Environment, J. Alternative Disp. Resol. Employment, Fall 2000, at 11, 2000
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, CPR's ADR 2000 Online Seminar: Analyzing the Present and Future of ADR & Technology, J. Alternative Disp. Resol. Employment, at 11, Winter, 2000
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, ADR & Y2K: A Simpler Way to Resolve Complex Technology Disputes, J. Alternative Disp. Resol. Employment, Summer 2000, at 11, 2000
  • Raneta Lawson Mack, ADR and E-Commerce: Can Your Practice Benefit from an Internet Presence?, J. Alternative Disp. Resol. Employment., Spring 2000, at 11, 2000


  • Raneta Lawson Mack, Jury Trials in Japan: Off to a Good Start, But..., JURIST, Aug. 21, 2009

Editing and Reviews

  • A Criminal Procedure Anthology: Cases, Readings, and Comparative Perspectives, Raneta Lawson Mack ed., 2013