Elected Member

Professor Justin F. Marceau

Denver, CO
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Boston College
Harvard Law School

Justin F. Marceau is Professor of Law and the Brooks Institute Faculty Research Scholar of Animal Law and Policy at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He serves as the reporter for the pattern criminal jury instruction committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and as an inaugural member of the Governor’s Council for Animal Protection (GCAP) formed by a proclamation of the Governor of Colorado, and is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Justice for Animals Award and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s Gideon Award.  He was a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Spring 2020 semester. 

Prior to coming to DU, Professor Marceau was an assistant federal public defender specializing in capital habeas and a law clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, he spent a year living and working in Cairo, Egypt. 

Professor Marceau’s research focuses on criminal law and constitutional law, particularly as those areas intersect with social change. He specifically writes in the areas of Habeas Corpus, Constitutional Law, and Animal Law. His current research is at the intersection of animal law and criminal law. 

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Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Constitutional Law
Environmental Law