Dov Fox

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

Kay Manansala
kaym@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-4150

Herzog Endowed Scholar, Professor of Law; 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 bioethics and health law. He also teaches and writes in the areas of torts, criminal law, and the regulation of technology.

Professional Experience

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 serves on advisory boards of the American Constitution Society, Appellate Defenders, Illumina Genomics, and the Association of American Law Schools. He is the author of more than 60 scholarly articles in leading journals of law (e.g., Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review), medicine (e.g., New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association), and bioethics (e.g., Journal of Medical Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics). His op-eds have appeared in Vox, Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has provided on-air legal analysis for CNN, NPR, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. Professor Fox's legal narrative about the “biggest hoax in reproductive history” was named both top audiobook and #1 podcast of 2020. The series was also featured in The Atlantic: theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/09/sperm-donor-identity-mental-health/616081, Armchair Experts: armchairexpertpod.com/pods/dov-fox, and academic keynotes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52H8wLLkx2I&t=247s

Honors and Affiliations

Professor 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 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 more recent academic 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. Professor Fox has been awarded the Thorsnes Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and named a Biocom Life Science Catalyst for "significant contributions to human health through research, discovery, and entrepreneurship." For his work with local communities, he's received recognition as a "San Diego Changemaker" and "Urgent Challenges Innovator." His latest academic book, "Birth Rights and Wrongs" was a finalist for several major awards and reviewed in multiple law symposia. His Audible Original "Donor 9623” has been hailed a "tour de force in investigative reporting" and submitted for a Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award.

Scholarly Work