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Wendy Netter Epstein

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  • Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Professional Development; Co-Faculty Director, Jaharis Health Law Institute
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  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5627
  • ​714 Lewis Center

Wendy Netter Epstein is Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Professional Development as well as the Co-Faculty Director of the Jaharis Health Law Institute​. Her teaching and research focuses on health care law and policy, with an emphasis on the financing and delivery of health care, the creative application of behavioral economic principles to entrenched problems, and matters of health equity. Her scholarship draws on her personal experience representing health industry clients as a partner at a large law firm. Her work has most recently appeared in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Southern California Law Review; Minnesota Law Review; Emory Law Journal; Washington Law Review; Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics; and Journal of Law & the Biosciences.​ She is also a frequent contributor to media, blogs, and op-eds, recently having published in The Hill, the Chicago Tribune, the Conversation, and U.S. News. She is a Public Voices Fellow of the OpEd project. Professor Epstein has received both the Faculty Scholarship and Faculty Teaching Awards.

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. Professor Epstein has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.​


BA, University of Illinois; JD, Harvard Law School

Courses Taught

  • Chicago Health Law Colloquium
  • Contracts
  • Health Policy & the Law
  • Sales
  • Commercial Law Survey

Selected Work​s