Mason Marks, M.D., J.D.

Assistant Professor of Law

Dr. Mason Marks joined the faculty in 2019 as an assistant professor. He is an affiliate fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Professor Marks received his B.A. in biology from Amherst College, his M.D. from Tufts University...

Mason Marks

Contact Information

Education & Curriculum Vitae

J.D. Vanderbilt Law School

M.D. Tufts University School of Medicine

B.A. Amherst College

Courses Taught

Health Law

Constitutional Law I

Drug Law and Policy

Law and Artificial Intelligence


Dr. Mason Marks joined the faculty in 2019 as an assistant professor. He is an affiliate fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.

Professor Marks received his B.A. in biology from Amherst College, his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. After law school, Dr. Marks practiced intellectual property law in San Francisco where he advised clients on securing and defending patent rights. After transitioning into academia, he worked as a research scholar at NYU Law School’s Information Law Institute and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.

Dr. Marks’ research focuses on health law, data privacy, technology law, and FDA regulation. He is particularly interested in the application of artificial intelligence to medical decision making and how new technologies disrupt the flow of health information. His academic writing has been published in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. His article Algorithmic Disability Discrimination will appear as a chapter in a forthcoming book published by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Marks has written about law and technology for The Washington Post, The Guardian, WIRED, Vice News, The Seattle Times, Stat News, and the Houston Chronicle. His research on using AI for suicide prediction was recently featured in The New York Times.

At Gonzaga, Dr. Marks teaches Health Law, Constitutional Law I, Drug Law and Policy, and Law and Artificial Intelligence.

Mason Marks, Artificial Intelligence Based Suicide Prediction, Yale J.L. & Tech. (Forthcoming, 2019).

Mason Marks, Algorithmic Disability Discrimination, I. Glenn Cohen et al., eds., Disability, Health, Law, and Bioethics (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Mason Marks, Psychedelic Medicine for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Overcoming Social and Legal Obstacles, 21 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y 69 (2018).