Levin College of Law

Julian Cook

Samuel T. Dell Professor of Law


Criminal Law  • Criminal Procedure  • Evidence  • 


Professor Julian A. Cook III comes to University of Florida Levin College of Law from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law.

Specializing in criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, Professor Cook served for several years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Nevada and the District of Columbia. While a federal prosecutor and a member of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, he was responsible for the handling of an array of criminal matters, including felony narcotic, white-collar and various arrest-generated cases during the trial and appellate stages. He also served as a judicial clerk for Judge Philip M. Pro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Professor Cook is the author or co-author of three books: Inside Adjudicative Criminal Procedure: What Matters and Why (Wolters Kluwer) (with A. Cook); Inside Investigative Criminal Procedure: What Matters and Why (Wolters Kluwer); and Trial Handbook for Georgia Lawyers (West) (with R. Carlson and M. Carlson). His articles and essays have been published (or are forthcoming) in the Boston College Law Review, the Brigham Young University Law Review, the Brooklyn Law Review, the Colorado Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal Online, the George Washington Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Georgia Law Review Online, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, the Notre Dame Law Review (twice), the Notre Dame Law Review Online, the U.C.L.A. Law Review Discourse, the Wake Forest Law Review and the Yale Journal of International Law.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, his Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia.


J.D., University of Virginia
M.P.A., Columbia University
B.A., Duke University

Teaching and Scholarship

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence