Gary Marchant

Gary Marchant

Scholar Title: Director, Center for Law, Science and Innovation
Regent's Professor of Law

Department: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Colleges / Universities: Arizona State University


PO Box 877907
Tempe, AZ 85287-7907

Phone Number: (480) 965-3246


Gary Marchant is a Regent's Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at Arizona State University. His research interests include legal aspects of genomics and personalized medicine, the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, and governance of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. In addition to being a Regent's Professor of Law, he is also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences, a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and is a Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies Law and Ethics with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU.

Professor Marchant frequently lectures about the intersection of law and science at national and international conferences. He has authored more than 150 articles and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. Among other activities, he has served on five National Academy of Sciences committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.

Prior to joining ASU in 1999, Professor Marchant was a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. During law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.


J.D. Harvard Law School, 1990

M.P.P. Harvard University, 1990

Ph.D. University of British Columbia, 1986

B.Sc. University of British Columbia, 1980