Director of Academic Achievement
Adjunct Lecturer in Law and International Studies
- BA, St. Ambrose University, 1995
- JD, University of Iowa College of Law, 1998
- LLM, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2002
- Office 189 Boyd Law Building
- Phone 319-335-8273
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Farrell directs the College of Law’s academic support program and is the College’s liaison for the undergraduate Law and Legal Studies Living-Learning Community. Brian also is appointed as an adjunct lecturer in International Studies within the University. He is a co-founder and president of the Innocence Project of Iowa. Brian received his JD with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1998 and received an LLM in international human rights law with first-class honors from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2002. He is completing his doctoral thesis through the Centre on the topic of habeas corpus in international law.
During law school Brian served as an associate editor of the Journal of Corporation Law and co-captain of the Chicago Moot Court Team. Following a clerkship with the Iowa District Court for the Seventh Judicial District, Brian practiced law in Iowa and Georgia. His practice experience has focused on criminal defense, appeals, and postconviction relief. Brian has published numerous articles in the areas of international human rights law and humanitarian law. He is a contributor to the Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law, has served as a consultant to the Harvard School of Public Health’s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, and has conducted human rights field research in the Middle East. Brian is an active member of the American, Iowa State, Linn County, and Jackson County Bar Associations.
Areas of Expertise
- Law school study skills, exam-taking skills, and time management
- Coordination of FYI (First Year at Iowa) program
- Liaison for undergraduate Law and Legal Studies Living-Learning Community
- Criminal, appellate, and post-conviction practice
- International human rights law