Danielle Conway

  • Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law
  • Director, Hawai‘i Procurement Institute
  • Regents’ Medalist for Excellence in Teaching


  • BS New York University 1989
  • JD cum laude Howard University School of Law 1992
  • LLM George Washington University Law School 1996


Professor Conway is the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law.  She teaches in the areas of Intellectual Property Law; Licensing Intellectual Property; International Intellectual Property Law; Internet Law & Policy, and Government Contract Law. Named Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2003, and awarded the University of Hawaiʻi Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, Professor Conway completed a 2006–07 Fulbright Senior Scholar post in Australia. In academic year 2007-08, Professor Conway held the Visiting E.K. Gubin Professor of Government Contract Law Chair at the George Washington University Law School; as well, she was selected as the 2008 Godfrey Visiting Scholar at the University of Maine School of Law. In 2008, Professor Conway was selected to hold a Chair-In-Law position at La Trobe University Faculty of Law & Management in Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Conway co-authored the treatise, Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice (BNA, 2006) (2008-2013 Supplements) and the casebook, Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Application (Aspen, 3d ed. 2014, forthcoming).  Professor Conway is a founding member of the Hawai‘i Procurement Institute and is one of the nation’s leading experts on public procurement law. Her most recent book, State and Local Government Procurement, was published by the American Bar Association. Her publications also appear in numerous journals and law reviews, including the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, Southern Methodist University Law Review, and Michigan Journal of Race and Law. She has lectured in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Ghana, Palau, Micronesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mongolia on topics including globalization, government contract law, intellectual property law, intellectual property licensing, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights.  She currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve assigned to Headquarters, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM).  She is also of Counsel at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, LLP.


Professor Conway Delivers Graduation Address 2013 .mp3



State and Local Government Procurement (ABA 2012)

Licensing Intellectual Property: Theory and Application (with Professors Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz) (Wolters Kluwer 2d ed. 2011)

Teachers’ Manual for Licensing Intellectual Property: Theory and Application (with Professors Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz) (Wolters Kluwer 2d ed. 2011)

Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice (with Professors Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz) (BNA 2006)

Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice (with Professors Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Robert Gomulkiewicz) (BNA 2007-2011 Supplements) (2012 Supplement forthcoming)

Survey of United States Government Contracts Law: Policy, Principles, and Practice (4th ed. forthcoming 2012)

Book Chapters

Sustainable Procurement Policies and Practices at State and Local Government Levels in LEGAL STRATEGIES FOR GREENING LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ABA 2012)

Challenges for Oversight Over Multiple Award Task and Delivery Order Contracting: The New Frontier in Contracting Methods, in LE CONTRÔL DES MARCHÊS PUBLICS, TOME 21, Bibliothèque de l'Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne - André Tunc (Sous la direction de G. Marcou, L. Folliot-Lalliot, D.I. Gordon, S.L. Schooner, J. Schwartz, C. Yukins Eds., Parution: 11/2009)

Being All Things to All People: Expectations of and Demands on Women of Color in the Legal Academy, pp. 21-30, in FROM OPPRESSION TO GRACE: WOMEN OF COLOR AND THEIR DILEMMAS WITHIN THE ACADEMY (Stylus Publishing 2006)

Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property, Law Journal Press (Contributing author – Chapters 4, 6, 9, and 10) (Release No. 22, May 2003)


Promoting Indigenous Innovation, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship through the Licensing of Article 31 Indigenous Assets and Resources, 64 SMU L. Rev. 1095 (2011)

Emerging Trends in International, Federal, and State and Local Government Procurement in an Era of Global Economic Stimulus Funding, 32 U. HAW. L. REV. 29 (2010) (solicited)

Indigenizing Intellectual Property Law: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, and the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Identity, and Resources, 15 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 207 (2009) (Law Review Symposium Issue) (solicited)

Government Contractor and Grant Researcher Affirmative Defenses Against Patent Infringement, ARMY LAW., JAN 2007, at 139 (solicited)

Technology Transfer Agreements: Licensing of Trade Secrets and Works in Development, ALI-ABA SM049 (September 2006) (solicited)

Defamation in the Digital Age: Liability in Chat Rooms, on Electronic Bulletin Boards, and in the Blogosphere, ALI-ABA CK102 (April 2005) (solicited); format revised and republished in 29 ALI-ABA BUS. L. COURSE MATERIALS J. 18 (2005) (solicited)

Safeguarding Hawaiian Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage: Recognizing the Right to Self-Determination and Preventing the Commodification of Culture, 48 HOW. L.J. 737 (2005) (Special Symposium Issue) (solicited)

Research and Development Deliverables under Government Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements and CRADAs: University Roles, Government Responsibilities, and Contractor Rights, 9 COMP. L. REV. & TECH. J. 181 (2004) (solicited)

Mongolia, Law Convergence, and the Third Era of Globalization, 3 WASH. UNIV. GLOBAL STUDIES L. REV. 63 (2004)

Law and The Most Recent Era of Globalization: Mongolia Steps Forward to Address Issues of Globalization and Law Convergence, 2 ACAD. MGMT. 2002 (in Mongolian) (solicited)

The Perpetuation of Privilege and Anti-Affirmative Action Sentiment in Rice v. Cayetano, 3 ASIAN-PACIFIC L. & POL. J. 370 (Summer 2002) (solicited)

Remedying Trademark Infringement: The Role of Bad Faith in Awarding an Accounting of Defendant’s Profits, 42 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 863 (2002) (solicited)

Factual Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation: A Philosophical View of Proof and Certainty in Uncertain Disciplines, 35 U. RICH. L. REV. 875 (2002) (lead article)

Uncloaking On-Campus Interviews: A Recruit’s Guide to the On-Campus Interview Process and the Job-Talk, in Breaking into the Academy: The 2002-2004 Michigan Journal of Race & Law Guide for Aspiring Law Professors, 7 MICH. J. RACE & LAW 523 (3d ed. Spring 2002)


  • $50,000 Grant from the State of Hawai‘i Department of Accounting and General Services to conduct Hawai‘i Small Business Preference Regulations Training
  • United States Department of Labor 2005 Exceptional Achievement Award
  • Member, The American Law Institute (Since 2004)
  • University of Hawai‘i, Student Equity Excellence and Diversity Grant
  • University of Hawai‘i, Arts & Sciences Grant
  • Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Copyright Law Authoring Fellow 2004 and Trademark Law Authoring Fellow 2003
  • Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel Award