Health Law Authority Wiley to Join UCLA Law Faculty

October 6, 2021
Law professor Lindsay Wiley
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Lindsay F. Wiley, an internationally renowned expert and leader in health law and policy, will join the UCLA School of Law faculty as a professor of law starting in January 2022.

A widely published author and frequent speaker in the field, Wiley comes to UCLA Law from American University Washington College of Law, where she has served on the faculty for more than a decade and directs the Health Law and Policy Program.

Wiley’s research and scholarship centers on health care access and public health within the United States and globally. In addition to health law courses, she teaches torts. She currently serves as the United States Rapporteur for the Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 Project, which tracks legal responses to the pandemic across nations. She also co-chairs the Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy Initiative, cosponsored by ChangeLab Solutions, the St. Louis University Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Her books include Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press, 2016) and Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (University of California Press, 2018), both with Lawrence O. Gostin, and a forthcoming book with Seema Mohapatra titled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions (Cambridge University Press, 2022). She has published more than two dozen articles in publications including the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Wiley is the most recent past president of the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics and a former member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. Before she joined American University in 2010, she held positions at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the law firm of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman in Baltimore.

Wiley earned her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She also received a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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