Ozan Varol

Ozan Varol, JD

Associate Professor

Lewis & Clark Law School

Ozan O. Varol is a rocket scientist turned law professor and author. He teaches in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, comparative constitutional law, and Islamic law. Before entering academia, Professor Varol served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also practiced law at Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco, where he worked on complex civil and white-collar criminal defense litigation.

Professor Varol received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he graduated first in his class, earning the highest grade point average in the history of the law school since the introduction of the 4-point grading scale. During law school, he also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Iowa Law Review.

You can follow Professor Varol's writing on his blog.


  • B.A., Cornell University, 2003
  • J.D., University of Iowa, with highest distinction, 2007