Gary Myers

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Gary Myers

Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law

BA summa cum laude, New York University, '84
MA, Duke University, '86
JD with honors, Duke University, '86

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Gary Myers is the Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law at the School of Law. Myers received his juris doctor with honors from Duke University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University. He also earned an MA in economics from the Duke University Graduate School as part of a joint degree program while at Duke. Myers was an article editor on the Duke Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for Judge Gerald Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jacksonville, Fla. He then practiced complex commercial litigation with the Atlanta law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, which has since merged with the Bryan Cave law firm.

Before serving as the sixteenth dean at the School of Law from 2012 to 2016, Myers was a long-time member of the faculty at the University of Mississippi School of Law. At Mississippi, Myers held the Ray & Louise Stewart Lectureship and served as its first associate dean for research. Myers has been a visiting professor of law at the College of William & Mary School of Law and Tulane University School of Law. He also served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.

Myers is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Law and Economics Association, and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  He is the author or coauthor of a series of five books: (1) Intellectual Property: Cases & Materials (West 4th edition 2012); (2) Principles of Intellectual Property (West 2d edition 2012); (3) Entertainment Law: Cases & Materials (West 5th edition 2016); (4) Intellectual Property: Questions & Answers (LexisNexis 2d edition 2014); and (5) The Intersection of Intellectual Property & Antitrust Law (West 2007). He is also the author of more than a dozen articles, including publications in the Duke Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & the Arts and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Latest News

Professor Myers Publishes Article in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law

Professor Myers Speaks at American Intellectual Property Law Association Institute

Professor Myers Presents CLE on U.S. Supreme Court Cases in Business and IP Law

New Supplement to Professor Myers’ Casebook Published

Professors Myers, Hawley, and Abrams Speak at Missouri Bar’s Supreme Court CLE

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Most Recent Publications

Entertainment, Media and the Law: Cases and Materials with Paul Weiler and Will Berry, (5th ed., Thomson West, 2016).

Intellectual Property: Questions & Answers with Lee Ann Lockridge, (2nd ed. LexisNexis, 2015)

Principles of Intellectual Property Law, (2nd ed. Thomson West, 2012).

Intellectual Property: Cases & Materials, with David Lange, Mary LaFrance, and Lee Ann Lockridge, (4th ed. Thomson West, 2012).

Entertainment, Media and the Law: Cases & Materials with Paul Weiler, (4th ed. Thomson West, 2011).

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