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Gregory Mark

  • Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5595
  • ​O'Malley Place
Gregory Mark joined the College of Law in July 2011, serving as dean until July 2014. A noted legal historian, he has extensive experience in academia, administration and the professional world.

From 1996 until joining DePaul, he was a vice dean, professor of law, center director and Justice Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where he taught Business Associations, Contracts, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Legal History. He was an assistant professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law from 1992 to 1996 and a visiting faculty member at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1994. Professor Mark also was a member of the graduate faculty in history at Rutgers and a teaching fellow in the history department at Harvard University.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Mark served as associate counsel for the office of Independent Counsel in the Iran-Contra affair. In that role, he helped develop a case against Duane Clarridge, a former high-ranking official of the CIA, who later received a presidential pardon. He also led a project on foreign intelligence and national security concerns in the prosecution of government officials and acted as liaison to the White House Counsel’s office, the U.S. Senate, the National Security Agency and the CIA.

Professor Mark’s scholarship focuses on the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance and American legal history.


JD, University of Chicago; MA, Harvard University; BA, Butler University

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, American Legal History

Courses Taught

  • American Legal History
  • Business Associations
  • Constitutional History
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law


  • Articles
  • Book Reviews


2006 Personification in Three Legal Cultures: The Case of the Conception of the Corporate Unit, 63 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1479 (2006) string;#Click Here
2003 The Legal History of Corporate Scandal: Some Observations on the Ancestry and Significance of the Enron Era, 35 Conn. L. Rev. 1073 (2003) string;#Click Here
1998 The Vestigal Constitution: The History and Significance of the Right to Petition, 66 Fordham L. Rev. 2153 (1998) string;#Click Here
1997 The Court and the Corporation: Jurisprudence, Localism, and Federalism, 1997 Sup. Ct. Rev. 403 (1997) string;#Click Here
1988 With Christopher Eisgruber, Law and Political Culture: Introduction, 55 U. Chi. L. Rev. 413 (1988) string;#Click Here
1987 The Personification of the Business Corporation in American Law, 54 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1441 (1987) string;#Click Here

Book Reviews

2002 Book Review, American Law in the 20th Century by Lawrence M. Friedman, 6 Green Bag 2d 85 (Yale University Press, 2002) string;#
1999 Book Review, Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress by William Lee Miller (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996) & Free Speech in its Forgotten Years by David M. Rabban (Cambridge University Press, 1997), 97 Mich. L. Rev. 1673 (1999) string;#Click Here
1994 Book Review, 95 Colum. L. Rev. 969 (1995), reviewing Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance by Mark J. Roe (Princeton University Press, 1994) string;#Click Here