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Ana Santos Rutschman, J.D.

Assistant Professor
Center for Health Law Studies
Center for International and Comparative Law

Courses Taught

FDA Law and Policy, Innovation Law & Policy in Biomedical Technologies, Property


S.J.D., Duke Law School, 2016
L.L.M., Duke Law School, 2008
J.D., Catholic University of Portugal, 2006

Practice Areas

  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Property

Publications and Media Placements

Rutschman has published and presented widely on topics related to emerging biotechnologies, biobanking, artificial intelligence, and e-health.

Her academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the UCLA Law ReviewDuke Law and Technology ReviewYale Law Journal ForumAnnals of Health LawMiami Business Law Review, and Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, among others. She has also written for PatentlyOHuffington Post and The Conversation.

Professional Organizations and Associations

In 2015-16, Rutschman consulted for the World Health Organization on the development of the Ebola and Zika vaccines. In 2017, she was named a Bio IP Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and in 2018 she was named a Health Law Scholar by the same institution.

Community Work and Service

Rutschman joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2018. She teaches and writes in the areas of health law, intellectual property, innovation in the life sciences, and law and technology.