Stephanie Plamondon Bair – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Stephanie Plamondon Bair

Associate Professor of Law

Stephanie Plamondon Bair comes to BYU Law from Stanford, where she was a fellow with Stanford's Program in Neuroscience and Society. Prior to this, she spent time as a patent litigation attorney at Goodwin Procter in Boston and as a clerk for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. She will be a visiting professor at Notre Dame Law School in 2018.

Professor Bair’s research focuses on mind sciences, innovation, and the law. She is particularly interested in applying empirical work in psychology and neuroscience to current legal and policy challenges in intellectual property law, criminal law, public health law, and other areas.

Before graduating from Harvard Law School, Professor Bair earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Utah and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Prince Edward Island in her hometown of Charlottetown. Her legal writing has been published or is forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and the Connecticut Law Review, among other outlets. Her science writing has appeared in Nature, Animal Behaviour, and the Journal of Comparative Psychology.


Contact Information

Courses Taught

  • Trademark Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Colloquium
  • Law and Entrepreneurship Colloquium


  • J.D., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., University of Utah
  • Bs.C., University of Prince Edward Island