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About Gregory Dolin

Dolin’s scholarship centers on patent law with a specific focus on how the patent regime affects innovation, especially in bio-pharmaceutical areas. His work in these areas includes a number of scholarly articles, presentations, amicus briefs, and congressional testimony. Dolin also is an associate director of the Center for the Law of Intellectual Property and Technology.

Currently, Dolin is on leave from the School of Law to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau. He was appointed to that Court by the President of the Republic and sworn into office on January 7, 2020. In this role, Justice Dolin (together with other members of the Court) hears appeals in civil, criminal, administrative, and constitutional law matters. Although the appointment lasts “during good behavior,” Justice Dolin expects to resume his duties at the University of Baltimore in the near future.
Dolin sits on the board of directors and serves as an appellate counsel for the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, an organization dedicated to preserving the ability of individuals to freely practice their religion without undue government interference. In this capacity, he has authored and co-authored numerous briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and various Courts of Appeals. He is also a member of the Federalist Society’s Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Executive Committee, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, and a senior fellow at the American Conservative Union Foundation.
He has previously served as a member of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. From 2017 to 2020, Dolin served on the Clifton T. Perkins Center Advisory Board.
Prior to joining the University of Baltimore School of Law, Dolin held visiting appointments in other law schools. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Pauline Newman, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the late Hon. H. Emory Widener Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He continues to render service to the Fourth Circuit by representing indigent appellants.

In his spare time, Dolin travels, enjoys museums, opera (to which he regularly auctions off tickets), translates Russian poetry into English, and consults for various Hollywood shows. He also has a real Russian bear in his office.


Present Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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M.A., George Washington University
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook ‐ School of Medicine

Contact Information

John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 539

Administrative Assistant:
410. 837.4635
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1112

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Articles (28)