Linda Fentiman is Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She is a nationally recognized scholar in health law, mental disability law, and criminal law. In 2011 Professor Fentiman was named the James D. Hopkins Professor, in recognition of her excellence in scholarship and teaching. She is the author of the book, Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children’s Health (New York University Press, March 2017).
In addition to Pace, Professor Fentiman has taught at Columbia and Suffolk University Law Schools, the University of Houston Law Center, University College London, and the University of Warsaw in Poland, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Professor Fentiman writes extensively about health law, addressing issues of children’s health, health care access, HIV/AIDS, the HPV vaccine and vaccination exemption, Internet pharmacies, organ transplantation, physician advocacy, reproductive health, telemedicine, and death and dying. Where criminal law intersects with mental illness and substance abuse, she writes about the insanity defense, competency to stand trial, and addiction, especially the challenges faced by women struggling with addiction. Professor Fentiman is also an expert on reproductive rights, and has written extensively on abortion, fetal protection policies, and the criminal prosecution of pregnant women and mothers. Her article on Internet pharmacies won the American Society of Pharmacy Law’s prize for best published paper on Pharmacy Law in 2005. She has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Hastings Center.
As a practicing lawyer, Professor Fentiman focused on criminal law, health law, and environmental law. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Bar Foundation. She chaired the Committee on Health Law at the New York City Bar Association and also served as a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on Toxicogenomics. Professor Fentiman earned her B.S. from Cornell University, her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her LL.M. from Harvard University School of Law. She is admitted to the bar in California, New York, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.
Linda C. Fentiman, Sex, Science, and the Age of Anxiety, 92 Neb. L. Rev. 455 (2014). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Are Mothers Hazardous to Their Children’s Health?: Law, Culture, and the Framing of Risk, 21 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 295 (2014). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, A New Form of WMD? Driving with Mobile Device and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction, 81 UMKC L. Rev. 133 (2012). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Rethinking Addiction: Drugs, Deterrence, and the Neuroscience Revolution, 14 U. Pa. J. L. & Soc. Change 233 (2011). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, In the Name of Fetal Protection: Why American Prosecutors Pursue Pregnant Drug Users (And Other Countries Don’t), 18 Colum. J. Gender & L. 647 (2009). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Marketing Mothers’ Milk: The Commodification of Breastfeeding and the New Markets for Breast Milk and Infant Formula, 10 Nev. L.J. 29 (2009). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, The New “Fetal Protection”: The Wrong Answer to the Crisis of Inadequate Health Care for Women and Children, 84 Denv. U. L. Rev. 537 (2006). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, A Distance Education Primer: Lessons From My Life as a Dot.Edu Entrepreneur, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 41 (2004). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Internet Pharmacies: Why State Regulatory Solutions Are Not Enough, Admin. & Reg. L. News, Fall 2004, at 5. Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Internet Pharmacies and the Need for a New Federalism: Protecting Consumers While Increasing Access to Prescription Drugs, 56 Rutgers L. Rev. 119 (2003). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Patient Advocacy and Termination from Managed Care Organizations: Do State Laws Protecting Health Care Professional Advocacy Make Any Difference?, 82 Neb. L. Rev. 508 (2003). Download
Linda C. Fentiman et al., Current Issues in the Psychiatrist-Patient Relationship: Outpatient Civil Commitment, Psychiatric Abandonment and the Duty to Continue Treatment of Potentially Dangerous Patients–Balancing Duties to Patients and the Public, 20 Pace L. Rev. 231 (2000). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Health Care Access for Children with Disabilities, 19 Pace L. Rev. 245 (1999). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, AIDS as a Chronic Illness: A Cautionary Tale for the End of the Twentieth Century, 16 Alb. L. Rev. 989 (1998). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Organ Donation as National Service: A Proposed Federal Organ Donation Law, 27 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 1593 (1993). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Privacy and Personhood Revisited: A New Framework for Substitute Decisionmaking for the Incompetent, Incurably Ill Adult, 57 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 801 (1989). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Whose Right Is It Anyway?: Rethinking Competency to Stand Trial in Light of the Synthetically Sane Insanity Defendant, 40 U. Miami L. Rev. 1109 (1986). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, Review of The Reign of Error: Psychiatry, Authority, and Law, 19 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 775 (1985). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, “Guilty But Mentally Ill”: The Real Verdict is Guilty, 26 B.C. L. Rev. 601 (1985). Download
Linda C. Fentiman, When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Proposed Ratification by the United States of the Geneva Protocol on Chemical-Biological Warfare, 24 Buff. L. Rev. 159 (1974). Download