In fall 2016, Professor Sax will be a visiting faculty member at the James E. Rogers College of Law – University of Arizona.
Professor Sax’s research is at the nexus of law and science. Her articles address ways to incentivize the advancement of science and protect scientific inquiry and innovation. Professor Sax analyzes and questions policies that create barriers to basic science research, mostly by focusing on NIH funded research. In addition to basic research, Professor Sax has a strong interest in the translation of advances in basic science. In this vein, Professor Sax is widely recognized for her work on the food policy, particularly FDA regulation of dietary supplements and genetically engineered food.
Professor Sax combines her education with her legal background in her research and teaching. She has a JD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her PhD is in Cell and Molecular Biology. After law school, Professor Sax was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. She is admitted to practice in California and the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Sax co-directs the Institute of Health Law Studies. She has an appointment as a voluntary clinical instructor at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences. Professor Sax served as the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at CWSL for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.
While Professor Sax’s core teaching interests mirror her research, she also enjoys teaching first year students. In 2015, Professor Sax authored an innovative online casebook for Contracts. This casebook is published by ChartaCourse, which provides an interactive online environment at an attractively low cost to students.