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.
Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellowship Current Opening
Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Law Fellow
Rank: Visiting Associate Professor
Contract Type: Visiting, Renewable Appointment
Proposed Start Date: 8/1/2023
Position Description Summary
The George Washington University Law School seeks applications for a one-year graduate fellowship, specializing in intellectual property law, beginning August 1, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will serve as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law.
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 a variety of backgrounds, including judicial clerkships, private practice, non-US academia. During the time of the Fellowship, Marks Fellows will receive support for pursuing a career in the US legal academy, including mentoring, networking opportunities, research assistance, and a budget for conference travel. Marks Fellows normally apply for full-time legal academic positions during the fall semester of the second year of the Fellowship; most previous Fellows have gone on to hold tenure-track or tenured positions at law schools.
Fellows receive an annual stipend of $65,000, health insurance, and other benefits associated with a full-time position at GW. These benefits include GW’s Tuition Remission Benefit, which may provide an opportunity to complete course work as a candidate in GW degree programs.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Marks Fellow will teach one course per academic year, assist with the administration of the GW Law's renowned Intellectual Property Program, and have the opportunity to engage in scholarly research projects, typically resulting in academic presentations and publications.
We are seeking applications from candidates who have:
- JD (or equivalent international degree or U.S. LLM)
- Strong academic background
- A defined research project broadly situated in the fields of intellectual property or information technology law
- Desire to gain experience as a law teacher and scholar
Special Instructions for Applicants
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Applications can be sent to [email protected], and should include:
- List of references, including academic references
- Law school transcript
- Copy of (or link to) a sample of a published work or other writing in law or a related field
- 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
- Applicant Documents (Required Document)
- Contact Information for References
- Law School Transcript
- Copy of a sample of a published work
- A proposal describing the candidate's scholarly interests
- Background Screening
Successful completion of a background screening will be required as a condition of hire.
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- EEO Statement
The University and the Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply for these positions. The 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, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Current Marks Fellow
The George Washington University Law School
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Former Marks Fellows
Associate Professor of Law & Dean’s Scholar in Intellectual Property
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
Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law; Former 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
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law