Milan Markovic

Presidential Impact Fellow; Professor of Law and Co-Convener of the Program in Law and Social Science



“Advocating for clients is a small part of what lawyers do. With respect to most legal issues, lawyers are the legal system.”

Get to Know Milan Markovic

What drew you to the law?

I had originally wanted to be a philosopher, and my master’s thesis concerned the moral implications of the term “collateral damage.” During the course of my research, I became familiar with human rights law and wanted to learn more about it.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I most enjoy challenging my students’ conceptions of what lawyers do. The media rarely focuses on lawyers outside of litigation contexts, and advising a transactional or regulatory client is very different from making arguments in a courtroom.

What do you hope students gain from your courses?

I hope they learn to approach legal issues from the perspective of a real client and to be able to understand and explain complex legal concepts in a manner that will be effective for that client.

What did you do prior to entering academia?

I was an associate at two large law firms based in New York City. I primarily focused on international business litigation. I also briefly worked for Judge Kirsch of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands.

What are you passionate about outside of the law?

I love to travel. I also follow virtually every major professional sport except hockey, which is rather embarrassing since I am Canadian.

What are your research interests?

My research primarily focuses on the duties of lawyers and judges in transnational contexts. I am also increasingly concerned with the future of the legal ​profession.


Link to my publications.


Presentations are listed on my CV.


  • Professional responsibility
  • Legal ethics
  • International law
  • Business associations


  • Professional Responsibility
  • Business Associations
  • International Business Transactions
  • Business Law Seminar

Academic Experience

  • ​Professor of Law
    Texas A&M University School of Law (2017 -present)
  • Associate Dean for Assessment, Strategic Analysis, and Reporting
    Texas A&M University School of Law (​2017-2019)
  • Associate Professor of Law
    Texas A&M University School of Law (2013-2017)
  • Associate Professor of Law
    Texas Wesleyan School of Law (2012-2013)
  • Abraham L. Freedman Fellow
    Temple University Beasley School of Law (2010-2012)


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Columbia University, magna cum laude

Awards / Honors

  • 2019 Texas A&M University Presidential Impact Fellow
  • Access Group Center for Research and Policy Analysis grant for the Texas Lawyers Study
  • Earhart Foundation grant for “Reconsidering Access to Justice” conference