Dov Fox

Dov Fox
Phone: (619) 260-2279
Office: Warren Hall 139

Brady Sisk

Herzog Research Professor of Law; University Professor, Director, Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics

  • LLM, 2013, Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD, 2010, Yale Law School
  • DPhil, 2007, Oxford University
  • AB, 2004, Harvard College

Areas of Expertise

Professor Fox is a national expert on health law and bioethics. He also teaches and writes in the areas of torts, criminal law and procedure, family law, civil liberties, reproductive rights, and the regulation of technology. His most recent book is "Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law" (Oxford University Press). His next book is "The Conscience of Care: Navigating Health in the Culture Wars."

Professional Experience

Professor Fox is the author of more than 75 scholarly articles in leading journals of law (e.g., Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal), medicine (e.g., New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association), and public health (e.g., Foreign Affairs, American Journal of Public Health). He has been quoted in popular outlets including The Atlantic, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and provided on-air analysis for CNN, ABC News, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and the Today show.

Professor 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. Professor Fox has served on advisory boards of the American Constitution Society, Appellate Defenders, Illumina Genomics, and the Association of American Law Schools. At the University of San Diego, he has chaired appointments and Dean search committees.

Honors and Affiliations

Professor Fox received the Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2021 and for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2020. His work with local communities has earned him recognition as a "San Diego Changemaker" and "Urgent Challenges Innovator." Professor Fox's Audible Original "Donor 9623” was named #1 podcast of 2020 and submitted for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative journalism. The second season (Audible, 2023) examines family dynamics after the overturning of Roe. His latest series reports on legal controversies at the end of life in the opioid crisis and crackdown.

Professor Fox was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University, where he earned his doctorate in political theory and served as a lecturer in politics and philosophy. He received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to attend Yale Law School, where he was projects editor of the Yale Law Journal and all three years awarded the prize for best paper in law and science. His articles on translational medicine, artificial intelligence, and public health policy were selected to present at the Stanford, Penn, and Northwestern Faculty Forum for Law and Technology.

Scholarly Work