He joined the Law
Faculty in 1974, became a Reader in English Law at UCL in 1982 and a Professor
at the Council of Legal Education. He was the Allen Allen & Hemsley Visiting
Professorial Fellow, University of Sydney 1995. He is a consultant to the
Law Commission on the codification of the criminal law of England and Wales.
He is the Editor of the Criminal Law Review from January 1999. He is on the
Editorial Board, Criminal Law Review; Editorial Advisory Board, Longmans
Law Series; Member, Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.
Professor Dennis's current research interests include
comparative criminal evidence, with particular reference to the impact of
constitutional and human rights to due process and fair trial
criminal procedure: doctrine and theory
necessity as a defence to crime
The Law of Evidence (3rd ed, Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)
"Reverse Onuses and the Presumption of Innocence: In Search of Principle"
 Criminal Law Review 901
"Fair Trials and Safe Convictions"  Current Legal Problems
"Rethinking Double Jeopardy: Justice and Finality in Criminal Process"
 Criminal Law Review 933
Current Teaching Undergraduate The Law of Evidence
Comparative Criminal Evidence
Advanced Criminal Law
Ian Dennis welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students; his areas
are criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, criminal justice processes.