Faculty

HELEN M. ALVARÉ

Professor of Law
B.S., Villanova University; M.A., The Catholic University of America; J.D., Cornell University

Alvaré teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America. She is a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity (Vatican City), an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, D.C.), founder of WomenSpeakforThemselves.com, and an ABC news consultant. She cooperates with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as a speaker and a delegate to various United Nations conferences concerning women and the family. Prior to joining the faculty of George Mason, Professor Alvaré taught at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America; represented the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops before legislative bodies, academic audiences and the media; and was a litigation attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young.

THE HONORABLE JOSHUA D. WRIGHT

University Professor
B.A., University of California, San Diego; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

University Professor Joshua D. Wright is the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Wright as a member of the Federal Trade Commission, following his nomination by President Obama to that position. He rejoined Scalia Law as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015. Professor Wright is the author of scores of articles on antitrust and intellectual property.

ADAM MOSSOFF

Professor of Law and Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Columbia University; J.D., University of Chicago Law School

Mossoff is Co-Director of Academic Programs and a Senior Scholars at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Scalia Law. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and held the Bradley Governance Fellowship. Following law school, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Jaques L. Wiener Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Adam Mossoff teaches and writes in the areas of property and intellectual property law. His research focuses on the intersection between intellectual property law and property theory, with a special emphasis on natural rights philosophy and its role in the intellectual history of patent law. He has published numerous articles on topics in patent law, property law, legal history and legal philosophy in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Social Philosophy & Policy, among other journals.