USD School of Law Professor Dov Fox Referenced in New York Times Article about Fertility Industry Lawsuits

Professor Dov Fox Referenced in New York Times Article about Fertility Industry Lawsuits

Professor Dov Fox

SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2021) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Herzog Endowed Scholar and Professor of Law Dov Fox was recently referenced in the New York Times article “The Lost Embryos.” The article discusses one couple’s legal case against a fertility clinic after a lengthy communication delay about missing embryos. This case is one of many highlighting the lack of legal regulation in the fertility industry.

Professor Fox’s 2020 study was referenced, which discussed 133 lawsuits in the past decade related to missing, damaged and discarded embryos. Since these suits typically settle out of court, the outcome of these types of cases is often unknown due to nondisclosure agreements required by the fertility clinics as part of the agreement.

Click here to read the full article by Katherine Rosman in the New York Times.

About Herzog Endowed Scholar and Professor of Law Dov Fox

Professor Dov Fox teaches and writes in the areas of health law and bioethics, the regulation of technology and criminal law. He is the director for the Center of Health Law Policy and Bioethics and the Herzog Endowed Scholar. Fox serves on the advisory boards of the Appellate Defenders, American Constitution Society, and Illumina Genomics. Fox also works on National Institutes of Health grants that focus on topics of genomic privacy, translational medicine, and biomedical research ethics. 

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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