Ian Bartrum

Professor of Law
Expertise: Constitutional law and history, Law and religion, Legal theory


Ian Bartrum teaches constitutional law, law and religion, and constitutional theory at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.  He has also taught at Drake Law School and Vermont Law School, and has served as the Irving Ribicoff Fellow at Yale Law School.  

His work has been published by the Northwestern University Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and Constitutional Commentary, among other journals. He is a graduate of Hamilton College, Vermont Law School, and Yale Law School.


  • LL.M. Yale Law School
  • J.D. Vermont Law School
  • BA Hamilton College

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Ian Bartrum In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 29, 2019
It's a law designed to get guns out of the hands of dangerous people, those who want to harm themselves or others.
October 22, 2019
The acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli told the Christian Science Monitor, at a breakfast they hosted, that he believes a constitutional amendment isn’t required to end birthright citizenship. When Newsweek tried to corroborate this claim with constitutional law experts, they disagreed.
October 17, 2019
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Wednesday that ending birthright citizenship does not need a Constitutional amendment.
Washington Post
August 1, 2019
A man who was told by the state of Nevada that he couldn’t register the name “WTF Party” for political candidates is suing election officials, claiming his free speech rights were violated.

Articles Featuring Ian Bartrum

Antonin Scalia
Campus NewsAugust 31, 2016
UNLV law professor Ian Chamberlin Bartrum on our courts and classrooms in the wake of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
American flag with a shadow of a person
Campus NewsAugust 16, 2016
Nine free public lectures are planned on campus to evoke conversation and facilitate understanding about the election process and related issues.