Peter J. McGovern

Dean and Professor Emeritus, John Marshall Law School

Professor Peter J. McGovern holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Great Books program at the University of Notre Dame du Lac, Indiana; a Doctorate in Education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion; a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, New York and a Masters in Law (equivalent) from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Professor McGovern has been the Dean of four American Law Schools and the Foundation Dean of Notre Dame University School of Law, Sydney, Australia. At The John Marshall School of Law, Chicago he organized and administered the Law School’s Centers of Excellence. In addition, he was the Director of the Center of International Business and Trade Law at John Marshall. Professor McGovern researches and presents in the areas of International Business and Trade in Art, Antiquities and Cultural Property. He is, also, active in the field of International Trade and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Professor McGovern is active in many local and international organizations. He is also very active as a legal academic consultant. Professor McGovern has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tasmania School of Law, Australia and Handong Law School, Pohang, Korea. Professor McGovern was a Visiting Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a member of the faculty of the Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Center. Professor McGovern was the co-creator of the Arts and the Law conference in association with the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. Professor McGovern now serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the newly founded Red Arch, the organization for cultural preservation and research. Professor McGovern is an active international and national consultant and speaker. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Kearsage Indian Museum, Warner, New Hampshire. Professor McGovern co-teaches legal regulations and issues in art within public and private law at the law school. He has appeared as a panel member and served as co-organizer of the region-wide conference, Protecting the Creative Spirit: the Law and the Arts hosted by Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire. Professor McGovern has recently co-authored an article addressing the issues of artist/gallery consignments and the need for law revisions.