Ian Bartrum

Professor of Law
Expertise: Constitutional law and history, Law and relgion, 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

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.
October 31, 2018
Can President Trump end birthright citizenship? UNLV Constitution expert doesn't think so
High Country News
April 30, 2018
On Jan. 8, 2018, the trial room on the seventh floor of the Las Vegas, Nevada, federal courthouse was packed with over a dozen reporters and at least five times as many spectators. At the front, facing the bench, was a 71-year-old rancher named Cliven Bundy.
Las Vegas Review Journal
April 16, 2018
Nevada and California are “brothers and sisters in more ways than other states can say,” and the Route 91 festival shooting cemented that notion further, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday during a gun policy discussion at UNLV.

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.