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Wendy Netter Epstein

  • Associate Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5627
  • ​705A Lewis Center

Wendy Netter Epstein joined the DePaul faculty as an assistant professor in 2013 and was promoted to associate professor in 2015. She is also the Faculty Director of DePaul's Jaharis Health Law Institute. Her teaching and research interests focus on contracts, commercial law and health care law. Her scholarship bridges the divide between theory and practice and utilizes an interdisciplinary approach. She draws on her personal experience as a partner at a large law firm and considers the application of contract theory to real world scenarios, focusing on mismatches between theory and practice. Professor Epstein’s work has most recently appeared in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics; Cardozo Law Review; American University Law Review; and Case Western Reserve Law Review.

Professor Epstein received her BA from the University of Illinois, and her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was editor in chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (Recent Developments), executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, and co-authored an Internet privacy course for Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Prior to coming to DePaul, Professor Epstein clerked for the Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and was a partner in commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. In 2011, she was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers magazine's Rising Stars edition. From 2011 to 2013, Professor Epstein was a visiting assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.


BA, University of Illinois; JD, Harvard Law School

Courses Taught

  • Contracts
  • Health Care Law


  • Articles
  • Miscellaneous


2015 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts, 65 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 297 (2015) string;#Click Here
2014 Public-Private Contracting and the Reciprocity Norm, 64 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2014) string;#Click Here
2013 Contract Theory and the Failures of Public-Private Contracting, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 2211 (2013). string;#Click Here
2004 Bottoms Up: A Toast to the Success of Health Care Collaboratives . . . What Can We Learn?, 56 Admin L. Rev. 739 (2004). string;#Click Here
2003 Curing the Unique Health Identifier: A Reconciliation of New Technology and Privacy Rights, 43 Jurimetrics J. 165 (2003). string;#Click Here


2001 Recent Developments, Insurance: Exclusion of Contraception Found Discriminatory by EEOC, 29 J.L. Med. & Ethics 104 (2001). string;#Click Here
2000 Recent Developments, ERISA: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Treatment Decisions Made by HMO Physician-Employees Do Not Breach Fiduciary Duty, 28 J.L. Med. & Ethics 309 (2000). string;#Click Here