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Brian R. Gallini

Brian R. Gallini

Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Law

School of Law


Phone: 479-575-6973

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Associate dean for faculty and professor Brian Gallini joined the University of Arkansas School of Law faculty in 2008. His scholarship, which focuses on law enforcement discretion issues in the context of interrogation methods, consent searches and profiling, has been published in some of the nation’s top law journals. Gallini teaches a variety of doctrinal criminal courses. He has developed seminars and taught overseas. He is interviewed regularly by local, state, national and international media outlets to provide legal perspective on current events.

A full publications listing is available at https://works.bepress.com/brian_gallini.

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Law enforcement discretion issues in the context of interrogation methods

Consent searches




Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure I & II

Federal Criminal Law

Police Discretion

Crime & the Supreme Court


Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure I

Criminal Procedure II

Federal Criminal Law

(Un)Making a Murderer


Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of Laws, May 2008

University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Juris Doctor, May 2002
Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Arts, Russian Studies, May 1999 (History Minor; Pre-Medical Concentration)
Dean’s List Fall ’98-Spring ’99
National Slavic Honor Society
Captain of Men’s Ski Team
Varsity Men’s Ice Hockey

A full publications listing is available at https://works.bepress.com/brian_gallini.

Judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Clifford, Maine Supreme Judicial Court and practiced white-collar criminal defense at the Washington, D.C., office of Duane Morris LLP in Washington, D.C.

He later left practice to clerk for the Honorable Richard Allen Griffin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court. Before joining the University of Arkansas, Professor Gallini taught for two years at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Call for Papers Award (2012; 2015)

Lewis E. Epley, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011)

School of Law Graduation award for hooding (2012

University of Arkansas SEC Faculty of the Year (2017)