Sam F. Halabi

Director of the Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship and Professor of Law

B.A., B.S. Kansas State University, summa cum laude ('99)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (International Relations) ('01)
J.D. Harvard Law School ('05)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Sam F. Halabi is a Professor of Law as well as a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. He is also the 2017-18 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, Ontario.

Prof. Halabi is the author of Intellectual Property and the New International Economic Order (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and he has edited (with Lawrence O. Gostin and Jeffrey S. Crowley) Global Management of Infectious Disease after Ebola (Oxford University Press, 2017). He has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles and book chapters in legal and medical publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Lancet, the Baylor Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice and Comment. Prof. Halabi advises or has advised domestic and international organizations including the World Health Organization, the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Virome Project.

Prof. Halabi joined the MU faculty from The University of Tulsa College of Law where he served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and also earned the College’s nomination for the university’s outstanding teacher award. Before joining the legal academy, he practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins after which he clerked for Judge Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Professor Halabi’s honors include a British Marshall scholarship (Oxford), a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship (the American University of Beirut), and a Fellowship at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. In 1999, he earned first prize in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity’s Essay in Ethics competition.

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Professor Halabi’s New Book is the Focus of Yale Symposium

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Most Recent Publications

Stigma and the Structure of Title IX Compliance with Jenelle Beavers, 45 (4) JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE, AND ETHICS 558 (2018).

The Nagoya Protocol’s Potential for Redistributing Benefits Resulting from Genetic Resources Used for Agriculture and Medicine, in Peter Yu (ed.) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (Edward Elgar 2018).


Off-Label Marketing’s Audience, 44 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LAW AND MEDICINE 181 (2018).

Health Data and Privacy in the Digital Era with Lawrence O. Gostin and Kumanan Wilson, 320 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 233 (2018).

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