Biography

Dov Fox

Assistant Professor of Law

  • JD 2010, Yale Law School
  • DPhil 2007, Oxford University
  • AB 2004, Harvard College

Areas of Expertise

Professor Fox teaches and writes in the areas of health law, scientific evidence, criminal law and procedure, medical ethics, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics, intellectual property, and the regulation of biotechnology.

Professional Experience

Fox served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received an LLM degree as an academic fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. Fox has also worked at the President’s Council on Bioethics; the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company; the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2013.

Honors and Affiliations

Fox was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University, where he earned his doctorate in political theory and served as lecturer in politics and philosophy. He then received a Soros Fellowship for New Americans to attend Yale Law School. All three years at Yale, the faculty awarded him the Gruter Prize for best paper in law and the biosciences. Fox also won the Brody Prize for best paper in constitutional privacy and the Family Court Review National Writing Contest Grand Prize. He was twice recognized for teaching excellence in a course that he designed and also served as Coker Fellow in constitutional law and as projects editor for the Yale Law Journal. Fox is a reviewer for leading journals of bioethics and law and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Key Works

Fox’s publications include "Dualism and Doctrine" in 90 Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming 2015); “Interest Creep” in 82 George Washington Law Review (2014); “Neuro-Voir Dire and the Architecture of Bias” in 65 Hastings Law Journal (2014); “The Second Generation of Racial Profiling” in 38 American Journal of Criminal Law 49 (2010); “The Right to Silence Protects Mental Control” in 42 Akron Law Review 763 (2009); “Disability-Selective Abortion and the Americans with Disabilities Act” in 2009 Utah Law Review 845; “Racial Classification in Assisted Reproduction” in 118 Yale Law Journal 1844 (2009); "Silver Spoons and Golden Genes" in 33 American Journal of Law and Medicine 568 (2007); and “Ethics and Law in FDA Decisionmaking” in 2005 Michigan State Law Review 1135 (2005).

Fall 2014 Classes

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Contact Information

Guadalupe Hall 114
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2279
dovfox@sandiego.edu

Online Resources

Website
Blog
Publications on SSRN

Assistant

Karin Spidel
(619) 260-2962
kspidel@sandiego.edu

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