Marc Roark is the Louisiana Outside Health and Ethics Professor of Law and Senior Fellow in the Indian Law and Policy Institute. Professor Roark is an expert in property law, urban law, homelessness, and affordable housing law and policy. He writes and researches in homelessness r commercial law, is an editor for Hedgehogs and Foxes, a Law and Literature website of the American Bar Association. He serves on several boards including the Association of Law, Property and Society and Fair Fight Initiative. Professor Roark has held previous appointments at The Savannah Law School, University of La Verne, University of Missouri, and University of Tulsa. Professor Roark is also a Fulbright Specialist in the areas of housing and homelessness. He has lectured to students at the University of Essex, National University of Ireland – Galway, University of Barcelona, University of Adelaide (Australia), and the University of Rovira I Virilli (Spain).
His current projects consider the role of the state in responding to squatters, the role of the property system in shaping housing norms, and the impact of model Article 9 legislation on tribal economic development.
Professor Roark practiced with the firms Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans and Smith Gambrell and Russell in Atlanta before moving to academia full time. He holds a J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans and an LL.M from Duke University Law School.