Wendy Netter Epstein is Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Jaharis Health Law Institute at the DePaul University College of Law. Her teaching and research interests focus on health care law and policy, contracts, and commercial law. Professor Epstein’s work takes an interdisciplinary approach, applying both law and economics and behavioral science principles to problems negatively impacting vulnerable parties. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming the Southern California Law Review; the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics; the Emory Law Journal; the Washington Law Review; and the Cardozo Law Review. In 2017, Professor Epstein won the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award.
Professor Epstein is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (Recent Developments) and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. She received her BA from the University of Illinois, summa cum laude. Prior to coming to DePaul, Professor Epstein clerked for the Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and was a partner in commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. From 2011 to 2013, Professor Epstein was a visiting assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.