Jonathan H. Marks obtained his M.A., B.C.L. (J.D., LL.M equivalent) from Oxford University. He subsequently qualified as both a barrister and an accredited mediator. He has over a decade of experience in legal practice, litigating and advising on issues of domestic, European and international law. His expertise encompasses commercial regulation (including pharmaceutical regulation), environmental law, health law and human rights law. He represented Human Rights Watch in the Pinochet case in the House of Lords. He also represented Dr Nancy Olivieri in her efforts to quash the European equivalent of an FDA new drug approval in the European Court of Justice. It was this case that sparked his interest in bioethics.
Before coming to the Bar, Jonathan Marks taught as a visitor at Worcester College, Oxford, King's College, London and the University of New South Wales. Since 2000, he has taught at a number of institutions in the U.S., including the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law (where he developed courses on the law, ethics and policy of counterterrorism after 9/11). From 2004-6, he was Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics at Georgetown University Law Center and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is now Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law and Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University where he is director of the bioethics program, and associate director of the Rock Ethics Institute. Marks is also currently a non-residential lab fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard (having been in residence 2009-11).
(c) Jonathan Marks 2012 (images)