Barbara Lauriat

Portrait of Barbara Lauriat
Visiting Associate Professor and Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellow
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Professor Lauriat is Visiting Associate Professor and Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellow at the George Washington University Law School. She is also Senior Lecturer in Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and a Research Fellow of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre in the University of Oxford Law Faculty.

Professor Lauriat’s scholarship has focused on the ways intellectual property laws function within broader social and business contexts—both historical and contemporary, the impact of political ideologies on IP norms, and the arbitration of IP disputes. As the Marks Fellow at GW Law, she will continue her research on the creation of and resolution of global disputes involving Standard Essential Patents in the high-tech telecommunications industries.

In 2020/21, Professor Lauriat was a Faculty Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society at Harvard University. She has previously taught at the University of Notre Dame in London, the Institute of Art and Law (London), Victoria University Wellington (NZ), and the University of Oxford. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, a Hauser Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law.

She earned her DPhil from the University of Oxford after receiving her JD and BA degrees from Boston University and an AA from Mount Wachusett Community College. She is a member of Bars of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple).


AA, Mount Wachusett Community College; BA and JD, Boston University; DPhil, University of Oxford