Dov Fox

Dov Fox
Phone: (619) 260-2279
Office: Guadalupe Hall 114
Assistant:

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

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

Professor Fox teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, health law and bioethics, and the regulation of technology. 

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 regular columnist for The Huffington Post and contributor to the Bill of Health blog. He serves on advisory boards of the Appellate Defenders, American Constitutional Society, and Palgrave Press for books on law and human behavior. Fox works on National Institutes of Health grants on topics in genomic privacy, translational medicine, and biomedical research ethics.

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.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Law and Economics, Bioethics, Constitutional Law and Constitutional Rights, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Genetics Law, Health Law, Law and Reproduction

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 regular columnist for The Huffington Post and contributor to the Bill of Health blog. He serves on advisory boards of the Appellate Defenders, American Constitutional Society, and Palgrave Press for books on law and human behavior. Fox works on National Institutes of Health grants on topics in genomic privacy, translational medicine, and biomedical research ethics. 

Professor Fox teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, health law and bioethics, and the regulation of technology.

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.

Scholarly Work

"Reproductive Negligence" in 117 Columbia Law Review 149 (2017); "Constitutional Retroactivity in Criminal Procedure" in 91 Washington Law Review 463 (with Stein) (2016); "Religion and the Unborn under the First Amendment" in Law, Religion, and Health in America (2016); "Selective Procreation in Public and Private Law" in 64 UCLA Law Review 294 (2016); "Dualism and Doctrine" in 90 Indiana Law Journal 975 (with Stein) (2015); "Race Sorting in Family Formation" in 49 Family Law Quarterly 57 (2015); "The State's Interest in Potential Life" in 43 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 345 (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); and "Racial Classification in Assisted Reproduction" in 118 Yale Law Journal 1844 (2009).