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Health Law Faculty


  • Anita Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

    Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values and was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

  • Tom Baker
    , William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences

    Tom Baker, a preeminent scholar in insurance law, explores insurance, risk, and responsibility using methods and perspectives drawn from economics, sociology, psychology, and history. He is author of The Medical Malpractice Myth, in which he attacks misperceptions behind the tort reform movement and proposes an evidence-based approach to medical liability reform.

  • Eric A. Feldman
    , Professor of Law                     

    Eric Feldman’s expertise is in Japanese law, comparative public health law, and law and society. His books and articles explore the comparative dimensions of rights, dispute resolution, and legal culture, often in the context of urgent policy issues including the regulation of smoking, HIV/AIDS, and other aspects of the health care system.


Allison Hoffman, Professor of Law                     

Allison Hoffman’s is an expert in health care law and policy. Professor Hoffman’s work examines some of the most important legal and social issues of our time, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and retiree healthcare expenses, and long-term care. She currently teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Torts, and a seminar on Health Insurance and Reform.

  • Jonathan Klick, Professor of Law

    Jonathan Klick’s work focuses on identifying the causal effects of laws and regulations on individual behavior using cutting-edge econometric tools. Specific topics include the relationship between abortion access and risky sex, the health behaviors of diabetics, addiction as rational choice, how liability exposure affects the labor market for physicians, as well as a host of other issues.

  • Stephen J. Morse
    , Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry

    Stephen J. Morse is an expert in criminal and mental health law whose work emphasizes individual responsibility in criminal and civil law. Morse was Co-Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project and he co-directed the Project’s Research Network on Criminal Responsibility and Prediction.


    Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
    Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. 

  • Theodore Ruger
    , Professor of Law

    In addition to Theodore Ruger’s interests in constitutional law and legislation, he also writes in the area of health law and pharmaceutical regulation. His current research addresses the manner in which American legal institutions – particularly the U.S, Supreme Court – have shaped the field of health law over the past two centuries.

  • Catherine T. Struve
    , Professor of Law

    Catherine Struve teaches and researches in the fields of civil procedure and federal courts and has also written about healthcare issues, specifically medical malpractice issues as well as the FDA and the tort system.

  • Amy L. Wax
    , Robert Mundheim Professor of Law

    Combining Amy Wax’s training in biomedical sciences and appellate practice as well as her interest in economic analysis, she has developed a uniquely insightful approach to problems in her areas of expertise in social welfare law and policy. Current works in progress also include the law and neuroscience of deprivation.