Rachel E. Sachs
Rachel E. Sachs
Academic Fellow
2014 - 2016

Academic Fellow

Rachel E. Sachs is an Associate Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Rachel's primary research interests lie at the intersection of patent law and health law, with a particular focus on problems of innovation and access and the ways in which law helps or hinders these problems. During her fellowship at the Petrie-Flom Center, Rachel wrote extensively on the ways in which different areas of law, including intellectual property law and food and drug regulation, interact to affect incentives for innovation. Work completed during her fellowship was published or accepted for publication in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the University of California-Davis Law Review, the Journal of Law & the Biosciences, and IP Theory, among others.

Rachel earned her JD in 2013 magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review and a student fellow with both the Petrie-Flom Center and the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business. Rachel has also earned a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, during which she interned at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She holds an AB in Bioethics from Princeton University. After law school Rachel clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.