Lindsay F. Wiley

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Health Law and Justice Program

Office: Room 446
Phone: 202-274-4288
E-mail: vCard


Professor Wiley teaches torts, health law, and public health law. Her current research focuses on access to health care and healthy conditions in the U.S. and globally. She also works on various law and policy issues at the intersection of public health, food systems, and environmental change. Prior to joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Wiley was the Global Health Law Program Director at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. She had also previously worked at the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics, and Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman LLC in Baltimore, MD. She received her AB and JD from Harvard, where she served on the Harvard Law Review, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins.



Areas of Specialization

  • Health Law
  • Public Health Law
  • Torts and Compensation Systems

Degrees & Universities

  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • A.B, Harvard University

  • Selected Publications

    • Lindsay F. Wiley, The U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Public Health Agency? A “Health in All Policies” Case Study, 9 Food L. & Policy 61 (2013).
    • Lindsay F. Wiley, “No Body Left Behind”: Re-orienting School-based Childhood Obesity Interventions, 5 Duke Forum L. & Soc. Change 97 (2013).
    • Lindsay F. Wiley, Micah L. Berman & Doug Blanke, Who’s Your Nanny? Choice, Paternalism, and Public Health in the Age of Personal Responsibility, 5 J.L. Med. & Ethics S88 (2013).
    • Lindsay F. Wiley, Rethinking the New Public Health, 69 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 207 (2012).
    • Lindsay F. Wiley, Moving Global Health Law Upstream: A Critical Appraisal of Global Health Law as a Tool for Health Adaptation to Climate Change,, 22 Geo. Intl. Envtl. L. Rev. 439 (2010).