Amy Wax

Amy Laura Wax, Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, holds a B.S. from Yale, an M.D. from Harvard and a J.D. from Columbia.   She served as a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and from 1988 to 1994 worked in the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice, where she argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court. She taught at the University of Virginia Law School before coming to Penn Law School in 2001. Her areas of teaching and research include social welfare law & policy, the law and economics of work and family, employment discrimination, the relationship between family structure and social inequality, and conservative political and legal thought. She has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Commentary, Policy Review, The American Conservative, National Affairs, American Affairs, and First Things. She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies:  Group Justice in the 21st Century (2009).

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