Robert A. Bohrer - California Western
Robert A. Bohrer
Professor of Law

Robert A. Bohrer
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101



LL.M. Harvard University
J.D. University of Illinois
B.A. Haverford College [psychology]

Courses Taught
Biotechnology Seminar, Food and Drug Law, Torts II [Course Descriptions]


Professor Bohrer practiced with the Chicago law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd before returning to academia. Although he has written about such varied topics as the constitutionality of I.Q. testing in the public schools, congressional control of affirmative action, and the risks of toxic substances, since 1984 he has focused primarily on the legal issues raised by developments in biotechnology and pharmaceutical policy.

Professor Bohrer is a member of the executive board of the Biolaw Section of the AALS and previously served on the Council of the ABA Section of Science and Technology. Bohrer was executive editor of Biotechnology Law Report from 1999 to 2011. He previously served as director of Biotechnology Programs at the University of California at San Diego's Center for Molecular Genetics and and on the board of directors of the La Jolla Institute for Molecular Medicine. Bohrer was the only law professor to serve on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Institute of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While in law school at Illinois, he was a member of Law Review and a teaching assistant in the College of Commerce.

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