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Health Innovation Expert Nicholson Price Joins Michigan Law Faculty


By Lori Atherton
August 15, 2016

Prof. Nicholson PriceW. Nicholson Price II has joined Michigan Law as an assistant professor of law. Price, who will teach Patent Law and Health Law, writes about incentives and innovation in the life sciences, including the pharmaceutical industry and precision medicine. His research interests also include health law, patents, trade secrets, and regulation.

Prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, Price was an assistant professor of law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Before that, he was an academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

His articles have appeared in legal, scientific, and ethics journals, including Nature, Science, the Boston College Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Nature Biotechnology, the Hastings Center Report, and the Iowa Law Review.

Price holds an AB, cum laude, in biological sciences from Harvard College; a PhD in biological sciences from Columbia University; and a JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar. Following law school, he was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a visiting scholar at the UC Hastings College of the Law.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the U-M community," Price said. "The Law School is a group of extraordinary people in a magnificent space, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

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