About Dov Fox

DOV FOX was born in Rehovot, Israel. His first languages were Hebrew and Arabic. Fox is Herzog Endowed Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he directs the Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics. His most recent book is "Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law" (Oxford University Press). His next one is "The Conscience of Care: Navigating Health in the Culture Wars" (Harvard University Press).

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.

He 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 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. Professor Fox has been awarded the Thorsnes Prizes for Outstanding Scholarship (2020) and for Teaching Excellence (2021).


  • BA in Government, Harvard University
  • MSc in Political Theory, University of Oxford
  • DPhil in Political Theory, University of Oxford
  • JD in Law, Yale University
  • LLM, Georgetown University

Professional Fields

Work History

  • Herzog Endowed Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Civil Appellate Staff, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Milestones and Recognition

  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Herzog Endowed Scholar

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