G. Marcus Cole is the Joseph A. Matson Dean of the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University.
Professor Cole serves on the board of directors for the Central Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and on the editorial board of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1997, he was an associate in commercial litigation with the Chicago law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, and he clerked for Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
He is a contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, his articles has appeared in such scholarly journals as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Boston Review, Journal of Private Enterprise, New York University Journal of Law and Liberty, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Chicago-Kent Law Review, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, and Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.