#19570 Overall Influence

Amy Wax

American professor of law

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Amy Wax is a neurologist and the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has earned a B.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She was also a Marshall Scholar in philosophy, physiology, and psychology at Oxford University. Her work has focused on the role of law in work, family, and social welfare.

Wax served in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States Department of Justice for six years, during which time she represented more than a dozen cases at the United States Supreme Court.

She has faced some controversy for her views regarding how the disappearance of a bourgeois class has contributed to the social challenges of today’s time, such as drug abuse and broken families, espousing a belief in the perceived superiority of white culture. She has also disparaged black law students at Penn Law School, suggesting that they are only there due to affirmative action, and for this reason, are not competitive against their fellow students. Her comments resulted in petitions among students for her removal from programs and classes teaching undergraduate students.

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Amy Laura Wax is an American lawyer, neurologist, and academic. She is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her work addresses issues in social welfare law and policy, as well as the relationship of the family, the workplace, and labor markets.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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#333 World Rank #186 USA Rank
Law