Professor Ian Freckelton QC

  • Professor Ian Freckelton QC

Professorial Fellow
Co-Director of Studies, Health and Medical Law
Victorian Bar


Ian Freckelton QC is an experienced Queen’s Counsel with a national practice.  He took silk in 2007 and works from Crockett Chambers in Melbourne, undertaking trial and appellate litigation, as well as advisory work, including internationally. He is a member of the Victorian, Northern Territory and Tasmanian Bars.  He was appointed a Professorial Fellow in Law and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne in August 2013, where he is the Co-Director of the Health Law Masters Program.  Prior to that he was a Professor of Law, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Psychology at Monash University.  He is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Law and Forensic Medicine at Monash University and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Science at the Auckland University of Technology.  In 2015 Professor Freckelton was appointed a Commissioner at the Victorian Law Reform Commission to run its reference on Medicinal Cannabis. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, the Australian Academy of Law, and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine. He is the Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine, the Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, and a member of the editorial boards of the British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Australasian Journal of Forensic Science, the New Zealand Journal of Family Law, and Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, as well as the author of many books and more than 500 peer reviewed articles on health law and other subjects.


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