Sharmila Sohoni and Dov Fox Appointed Assistant Professors

San Diego (May 3, 2013) – Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo announced today that Sharmila (Mila) Sohoni and Dov Fox will join the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law faculty as assistant professors in August 2013.

Sharmila Sohoni is currently an acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University.   Prior to law school, she received an MPhil in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge and was a science and technology correspondent for The Economist.  She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, clerked for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington DC.  Her areas of teaching and research focus on civil procedure, administrative law and legislation.  Sohoni has published articles in the Duke Law Review, Northwestern Law Review and Fordham Law Review.

Dov Fox, currently an academic fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, lectures and publishes widely on legal topics in behavioral economics, biotechnology and health law, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.  He received his JD degree at Yale Law School and holds a DPhil in political theory from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  Fox served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He was twice recognized for teaching excellence and was thrice awarded the Gruter Prize for the best paper in law and bioscience at Yale University.  Fox will teach in the areas of bioethics and health law.

“It is terrific to be able to attract new professors of the caliber of Dov Fox and Mila Sohoni to USD School of Law,” said Dean Ferruolo. “They will enhance our faculty’s well-established reputation as excellent scholar-teachers doing innovative and important legal research.”

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.