Introducing Dov Fox

We’re excited to introduce and welcome Dov Fox to our blogging community as a regular contributor.

Dov is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He has published and lectured widely on legal topics in torts, criminal justice, anti-discrimination law, reproductive rights, neuroscience, and bioethics. Dov has served as a Lecturer in Politics and Philosophy while a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has also worked at McKinsey & Company in Boston, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, and the Civil Appellate Staff of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Dov holds a B.A. from Harvard, a D.Phil. from Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale, where he was twice recognized for teaching excellence and three times awarded the faculty prize for the best student paper in law and science.

He has several articles and book chapters forthcoming. Those already in print have appeared in law journals including the Yale Law Journal, Utah Law Review, Akron Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, the American Criminal Law Review, the American Journal of Law & Medicine, and the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics; peer-reviewed journals including Ratio, The Review of Politics, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Bioethics, The American Journal of Bioethics, The Journal of Medical Ethics, The Hastings Center Report, and The Journal of Medicine, Ethics & Law, and popular media such as The Huffington Post. His publications are available at Some of his representative works include:

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Updated August 2013.

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About Dov Fox

Dov Fox is Professor of Law and founding Faculty Director of the Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics at the University of San Diego School of Law. He has published dozens of articles in leading journals of law and medical ethics, most recently “Reproductive Negligence” in 117 Columbia Law Review 149 (2017). His current book project, Birth Rights and Wrongs, is under contract with Oxford University Press. His work has been featured in CNN, ABC, NPR, BBC, Reuter’s, Bloomberg, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. Fox is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post and contributor to the Bill of Health blog. He also serves on the advisory boards of the American Constitution Society and Appellate Defenders, the non-profit law firm that administers all appointed counsel for indigent defendants in California's Fourth Appellate District. Prior to teaching, Fox served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has also worked at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company; and the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. Fox was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University, where he earned his DPhil and then received a Soros Fellowship for New Americans to attend Yale Law School, where he served as projects editor for the Yale Law Journal and all three years was awarded the prize for best student paper in law and the sciences.