Ian Farrell

Associate Professor


Criminal Law, Criminal Law and Procedure

Professional Biography

Ian Farrell completed both his undergraduate degree in pure mathematics and his law degree at the University of Wollongong, in Australia. After graduating with First Class Honours in law, Professor Farrell worked at the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, one of Australia’s leading law firms, before being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attending Harvard Law School as part of the LLM program. Professor Farrell also attended the University of Texas as part of the Law and Philosophy program and graduated with a Masters in Philosophy.

Professor Farrell clerked for Judge Benjamin Kaplan on the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the University of Denver Law faculty, Professor Farrell was a Fellow in the University of Texas School of Law’s Emerging Scholars Program. Professor Farrell has also taught law at his alma mater, The University of Wollongong.

Professor Farrell’s scholarship and teaching interests converge on criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and the philosophy of law. His work has appeared in the William and Mary Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, and Villanova Law Review, among others.

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  • MA, Philosophy of Law, The University of Texas, 2003
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 1999
  • JD, Law, University of Wollongong, 1995
  • Pure Mathematics, Computer Science, University of Wollongong, 1992

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