LAST CALL: Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property

The Jaharis Health Law Institute is accepting applications for a Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property.  We will be starting interviews in the coming weeks, so please get all applications in ASAP.

Established in 1984 and supported by the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI), DePaul’s health law program has consistently ranked among the top in the nation. JHLI offers students coursework that reflects the diversity of health law from community health to high-tech health care, making DePaul a leader in the education of future generations of health law partners, policy makers and critical thinkers.

About the Fellowship:
An endowment at the DePaul University College of Law funds a faculty fellowship program for scholars to create and disseminate scholarship and teach courses where two dynamic legal fields are increasingly intersecting—intellectual property and health law. The fellowship is designed to encourage scholars interested in entering a career in legal academia in these fields. The Jaharis Faculty Fellow will work with and be mentored by faculty from DePaul’s nationally-ranked Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI) and Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®).


  • ​JD degree or equivalent
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Either relevant job experience or relevant scholarly work at the intersection of health law and IP
  • Other advanced degrees are preferred but not required

For application information please visit

Questions concerning the Jaharis Faculty Fellowship should be sent to the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute Faculty Director, Wendy Netter Epstein.

DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income, or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws.

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About Wendy Netter Epstein

Wendy Netter Epstein is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University Chicago Law School, and an Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Jaharis Health Law Institute at the DePaul University College of Law. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Recent Developments. Prior to starting her academic career, Professor Epstein was a partner in commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with a focus on health industry clients. Professor Epstein’s teaching and research interests focus on health care law and policy, contracts, and commercial law. Her work takes an interdisciplinary approach, applying both law and economics and behavioral science principles to problems negatively impacting vulnerable parties. In 2017, Professor Epstein won both the University-wide and law school Excellence in Teaching Awards at DePaul University. Representative publications: The Health Insurer Nudge, 91 S. Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018). Price Transparency and Incomplete Contracts in Health Care, 67 Emory L. J. (forthcoming 2017). Nudging Patient Decision-Making, 91 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017). Revisiting Incentive-Based Contracts, 17 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 1 (2017). Facilitating Incomplete Contracts, 65 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 297 (2015). Public-Private Contracting and the Reciprocity Norm, 64 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2014). Contract Theory and the Failures of Public-Private Contracting, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 2211 (2013).