Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellowship

The Marks Fellowship is designed to assist attorneys who are interested in pursuing a full-time legal academic career in some area of intellectual property law. In the past, Marks Fellows have joined GW Law from judicial clerkships as well as from private practice and other legal positions.

The successful candidate will also serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at GW Law from September 2021 through September 2023. During that time, the Marks Fellow will teach one course per academic year, will assist with the administration of the GW Law's renowned Intellectual Property Program, and will have the opportunity to pursue scholarly projects, typically resulting in articles for publication in law reviews. Marks Fellows normally apply for full-time legal academic positions during the fall semester of the second year of the Fellowship. Most previous Marks Fellows have gone on to hold tenure-track or tenured positions at law schools.

Electronic applications should be emailed to [email protected] and include:

  • a resume;
  • a list of references, including academic references;
  • a law school transcript;
  • a copy of (or link to) a sample of a published work or other writing in law or a related field;
  • a proposal describing the candidate's scholarly interests, including the specific project or projects he or she aims to complete while in residence at the law school.

George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Former Marks Fellows


Shamnad Basheer  († 2019)
Former Ministry of Human Resource Development Chaired Professor of Intellectual Property Law, WBNUJS, Kolkata

Laura R. Bradford
Associate General Counsel, Research & Regulatory, Weill Cornell Medicine

Gregory Dolin
Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Palau

Kristelia A. Garcia
Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Michael P. Goodman
Chief Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Laura A. Heymann
Chancellor Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Andrew C. Michaels
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec
Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

David A. Simon
Research Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, & Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Matthew Sipe
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law