Associate Professor of Law

  • LLM, 2013, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 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 criminal law and procedure, health law and bioethics, and the regulation of technology.

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 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 is a reviewer for leading journals of bioethics and law and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He also serves on advisory boards of the American Constitutional Society and the Palgrave Macmillan book series on Law, Neuroscience, and Human Behavior.

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 there, the faculty awarded him the Gruter Prize for best paper in law and the biosciences. He was also twice recognized for teaching excellence and served as projects editor for the Yale Law Journal.  Fox works on several grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health on topics including genomic privacy and translational medicine.

Key Works

Fox's publications include “Reproductive Negligence” in Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017); “Constitutional Retroactivity in Criminal Procedure” in 91 Washington Law Review (with Stein) (forthcoming 2016); “Dualism and Doctrine” in 90 Indiana Law Journal 975 (with Stein) (2015); “Interest Creep” in 82 George Washington Law Review 273 (2014); “Neuro-Voir Dire and the Architecture of Bias” in 65 Hastings Law Journal 999 (2014); “The Second Generation of Racial Profiling” in 38 American Journal of Criminal Law 49 (2010); “Disability-Selective Abortion and the Americans with Disabilities Act” in 2009 Utah Law Review 845 (with Griffin) (2009); “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 Decision-Making” in 2005 Michigan State Law Review 1135 (2005).

Fall 2015 Classes

Spring 2016 Classes

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Contact Information

Guadalupe Hall 114
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2279

Online Resources

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(619) 260-2962

Open Office Hours

Day of Week Time
Mon 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wed 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.