Staff & Leadership
Lindsay Wiley, Faculty Director
Professor Wiley teaches torts, health law, and global 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.
Matthew Pierce, Associate Director
Professor Pierce teaches public health law and is responsible for developing health law and policy research projects; advising JD and LLM students interested in health law; providing guidance to the student health law organization and publication; and organizing health law conferences and events, including the Summer Health Law & Policy Institute. Professor Pierce came to the Washington College of Law from the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center. His research at UNC focused on evaluating the public health and social justice implications of criminal background screening among employers and universities. He has also researched and written about a variety of other public health law topics, including global and domestic HIV screening policies, the constitutionality of gun scanning technology, and the use of zoning laws to prevent obesity.
In addition to his work as a health law researcher, Professor Pierce worked for three years as a public defender in Baltimore City. During that time, he participated in the development of the Northwest Neighborhood Defender’s Unit, a program that sought to incorporate public health prevention principles into public defense by increasing clients’ access to social support services. Professor Pierce received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Georgetown and a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He received his BA from Amherst College.