Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss’ received her undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science from the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in UC Berkeley, writing her dissertation on accountability in the liberalized telecommunications and electricity sectors in England, France and Sweden.
Professor Reiss’ initial research examined accountability of administrative agencies at the state, national and international level, using as case studies the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), the FAA, and other agencies in the United States and Europe.
Her current research and activities focus on legal and policy issues related to vaccines. She writes about vaccines mandates, policy responses to non-vaccinating, tort issues and administrative issues related to vaccines, and the anti-vaccine movement.
Professor Reiss teaches torts, administrative law, public health law, and several seminars, and appreciates the opportunity to work with UC Law SF’ talented, hardworking body of students.
University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Jurisprudence and Social Policy 2007
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
LLB., Law and Political Science 1999
Litigating Alternative Facts: School Mandates in the Courts
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 2018
Influenza Mandates and Religious Accommodation: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics 2018
Regulating in the Era of Fake News: Anti-Vaccine Activists Respond to the CDC Quarantine Rule
University of Pittsburgh Law Review 2018
Legal Approaches to Promoting Parental Compliance with Childhood Immunization Recommendations
Hum. Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2018
Funding the Costs of Disease Outbreaks Caused by Non Vaccination
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 2014
Compensating the Victims of Failure to Vaccinate: What are the Options?
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 2013
The Benefits of Capture
Wake Forest Law Review 2012