Gary Myers

Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law

Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-2791
Address 318 Hulston Hall
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Education BA summa cum laude, New York University, '84
MA, Duke University, '86
JD with honors, Duke University, '86

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property

About Gary Myers

Gary Myers is the Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law at the School of Law. He previously served a term as dean of the School of Law from 2012 to 2016. 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, Florida. 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 of the School of Law, 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 and development. 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 six books: (1) Intellectual Property: Cases & Materials (West Academic 6th edition 2023); (2) Principles of Intellectual Property (West Academic 3d edition 2017); (3) Entertainment Law: Cases & Materials (West 6th edition 2021); (4) Intellectual Property: Questions & Answers (Carolina Press 3d edition 2020); (5) The Intersection of Intellectual Property & Antitrust Law (West 2d edition 2018); and (6) Law School Legends Audiobook Intellectual Property (West Academic 2d edition 2024). He is also the author of numerous articles, including publications in the Duke Law Journal, the Texas Law Review Online, the Minnesota Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & the Arts and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

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