COVID-19 Summer Research Fellows

COVID-19 Research Fellow

SAN DIEGO (June 1, 2020) – Professor Dov Fox, Director of the Center for the Study of Health Law and Bioethics, will be directing twelve University of San Diego (USD) School of Law students who will serve as COVID-19 Summer Research Fellows. Students will conduct research and write articles/papers addressing legal and ethical issues related to COVID-19, specifically those involving the healthcare sector.

Research Fellows will undertake in-depth analyses of pressing concerns and critical questions of law, policy, governance, and ethics growing out of the global pandemic. 

This unique fellowship opportunity will enable law students to contribute to a meaningful understanding of the underlying legal and ethical issues stemming from this crisis—as a means of contributing to stable recovery.

Professor Fox and Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo appreciate the underwriting support of Illumina, Buchalter Law Firm, and Linden Root Dickinson Foundation as supporters of COVID-19 Summer Research Fellows. 

As USD School of Law students seek employment opportunities despite the impact of COVID-19 on the legal market in San Diego and elsewhere, we hope that you will consider sponsoring a COVID-19 Summer Research Fellow.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 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 law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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