Gary E. Marchant
Regents' Professor of Law
Professor of Law
Faculty Director and Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU


Gary Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. He was named a Regents' Professor in 2011 and also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

Prior to joining the College faculty 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, and was awarded the Fay Diploma (awarded to top graduating student at Harvard Law School).

Professor Marchant frequently lectures about the intersection of law and science at national and international conferences. He has authored more than 60 articles and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. Among other activities, he has served on two National Research Council committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.

Selected Works

Gary E. Marchant, Douglas S. Sylvester & Kenneth Abbott, Risk Management Principles for Nanotechnology, 2 Nanoethics 43 (2008).

Gary E Marchant, Robert J Milligan, & Brian Wilhelmi, Legal Pressures and Incentives for Personalized Medicine, 3 Personalized Medicine 391 (2006).


Assistant: Debbie Relph

Curriculum Vitae

B.Sc., University of British Columbia (1980)

Ph.D., Genetics, University of British Columbia (1986)

M.P.P., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1990)

J.D., Harvard Law School (1990)