The Hopkins Chair is an endowed Chair established to honor Judge James A. Hopkins, who served as Interim Dean of the Law School in 1982-83. The Chair is awarded every two years to a faculty member who has made extraordinary contributions to the law school primarily in the areas of scholarship and teaching.
Professor Fentiman joined the Pace Law School faculty in 1996 and teaches courses in Contracts and Public Health. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.
Professor Fentiman recently completed a term as a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, where she was a professor at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law, teaching American Criminal Law and Comparative Health Law and Bioethics.
Professor Fentiman has researched and written extensively on issues relating to health care access (focusing on Internet pharmacies, telemedicine, and women’s health issues), the insanity defense, competency to stand trial, and bioethics (including organ transplantation and substitute medical decision making for incompetent individuals).