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Gavin Clarkson

Archived Biography: Dr. Gavin Clarkson is an assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.  He also has simultaneous appointments at the Law School and in Native American Studies.   

He holds both a bachelor's degree and an MBA from Rice University, a doctorate from the Harvard Business School in Technology and Operations Management, and is a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and president of the Harvard Native American Law Students Association. From 1998 until 2003, he was the KPMG Fellow at the Harvard Business School. During that time he was also the John M. Olin Research Fellow in Law, Economics, and Business, the Reginald F. Lewis  Fellow for Law Teaching, and held a university-wide fellowship, the 1665 Harvard University Native American Program Fellowship.

Professor Clarkson’s research interests meet at the point of convergence between law, technology, and commerce. He presently conducts innovative research in two distinct areas:  intellectual property management and tribal economic development. His interest in intellectual property issues is stimulated by his prior industry experience and his academic training.  As an enrolled member of the  Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, his interest in tribal economic development is both academic and personal.

Clarkson holds the Series 7, 24, and 66 Securities licenses from the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).