Elected Member

Professor Susan M. Wolf

Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Law School
Princeton University
Yale Law School

Susan M. Wolf is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy and the Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. She is the Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Founding Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology and she is also a professor of medicine in the University 's Medical School and a faculty member in the University 's Center for Bioethics.

Professor Wolf teaches in the areas of health law, law and science, and bioethics and is the faculty chair of the Law School 's Concentration in Health Law & Bioethics.

Following law school, she clerked for Judge Leonard B. Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then practiced with the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison from 1981 to 1984. In 1984-85, Professor Wolf was a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellow at The Hastings Center in New York, a senior bioethics research institute. She then became the Center 's Associate for Law. She also taught law and medicine at New York University School of Law as an adjunct associate professor from 1987 to 1992. In 1992-93, she was a Fellow at Harvard University in the Program in Ethics and the Professions.

Professor Wolf has served on a variety of governmental and institutional panels, including for the Institute of Medicine (IOM), as well as the American Bar Association (ABA) Coordinating Group on Bioethics and the Law, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Ethics Committee, New York City AIDS Review Panel, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Ethics Committee. In 2011, she was appointed by the Secretary of Health & Human Services to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB). She is a past chair of the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care and a past board member (elected) of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).

Professor Wolf is Faculty Advisor to the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology and has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB); Journal of Urban Health; and Journal of Women 's Health and Law. She has lectured widely, in the United States and abroad.

Education: Princeton University, A.B.; Yale Law School, J.D.  

Areas of Expertise
Health Law
Biotechnology (Science & Technology)
Medicine (Health Law)