P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Dov Fox, 2007

Herzog Endowed Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Dov Fox is an immigrant from Israel

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

Dov Fox is a law professor and endowed scholar at the University of San Diego, where he directs the Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics. His research examines the legal dimensions of genetic privacy, translational medicine, and cognitive neuroscience.

Fox was born in Rehovot, Israel. His first languages were Hebrew and Arabic.

His 2019 book, "Birth Rights and Wrongs," was a finalist for several national book awards. His critically acclaimed Audible Original, “Donor 9623” is "a tour de force in investigative reporting" about the legal battle over "the greatest reproductive hoax in history." Fox’s op-eds have appeared in Vox, Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Fox has provided on-air analysis for CNN, NPR, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. He has published scholarly articles in leading journals of law (e.g., Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review), medicine (e.g., New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association), and bioethics (e.g., Journal of Medical Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics).

Fox graduated from Harvard College, Yale Law School, and the University of Oxford, where he received a doctorate in political philosophy as a Rhodes scholar.

  • LLM | Georgetown University 2013
  • JD Law | Yale University 2010
  • DPhil Political Theory | Oxford University 2007
  • MSc Political Theory | Oxford University 2005
  • BA Government | Harvard University 2004
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Herzog Endowed Scholar
Work History
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Herzog Endowed Professor of Law
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff
  • Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Law Clerk
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