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Amy Wax

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Amy Wax

Robert Mundheim Professor of Law

Amy Wax’s work addresses issues in social welfare law and policy as well as the relationship of the family, the workplace, and labor markets.

By bringing to bear her training in biomedical sciences and appellate practice as well as her interest in economic analysis, Wax has developed a uniquely insightful approach to problems in her areas of expertise.

Wax has published widely in law journals, addressing liberal theory and welfare work requirements as well as the economics of federal disability laws. Current works in progress include articles on same-sex marriage, disparate impact theory and group demographics, rational choice and family structure, and the law and neuroscience of deprivation. Her most recent book is Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century (Hoover Institution Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

Wax has received the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course and the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. As an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wax argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Education

  • J.D.Columbia87
  • M.D.Harvard Medical School81
  • B.S.Yale75

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure| Labor Law| Social Welfare Law & Policy| Remedies| Law and Economics of Work and Family| Supreme Court Practice and Process

Expertise

  • Civil Litigation: Practice and Procedure|Employment and Labor Law|Family Law and Child Advocacy