Dorit Rubinstein Reiss – an index of contributions to this website

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss – Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA) – is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines (generally, but sometimes moving to other areas of medicine), social policy and the law. Her articles usually unwind the complexities of legal issues with vaccinations and legal policies, such as mandatory vaccination and exemptions, with facts and citations. I know a lot of writers out there will link to one of her articles here as a sort of primary source to tear down a bogus antivaccine message.

Professor Reiss writes extensively in law journals about the social and legal policies of vaccination–she really is a well-published expert in this area of vaccine policy, and doesn’t stand on the pulpit with a veneer of Argument from Authority, but is actually an authority. Additionally, Reiss is also member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable disease.

Below is a list of articles that Dorit Rubinstein Reiss has written for this blog, organized into some arbitrary and somewhat broad categories for easy reference. This article will be updated as new articles from Professor Reiss are added here.

Ad hominem attacks on Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

  • The Hate Debate of the antivaccination cult–Actually, this article wasn’t written by Professor Reiss, but by me. It’s about the character and Ad hominem attacks, sometimes creepy and racist, on her. Despite the fact that her articles are intellectual and balanced, the only response from the antivaccine cult is hate speech.
  • Evidence that you’re anti-vaccine–Bob Sears’ personal attacks on Paul Offit–Professor Reiss takes issue with ad hominem personal attacks by Bob Sears against Dr. Paul Offit. Sears claims he’s not antivaccine, but still uses the same old hate-filled personal attacks on Dr. Offit that all of the antivaccine groups use.

Andrew Wakefield

Robert F Kennedy Jr

Vaccines and religion



Vaccine law and policy

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program


California SB277 vaccine law

Dr. Reiss has spent a lot of her personal time supporting California’s SB277, which removed personal belief exemptions for vaccines, making full vaccination mandatory for school-aged children. She has also spent a lot of time watching the litigation surrounding SB277, so here is a list of her articles that discuss the law.

Vaccine mandates

HPV vaccine




General vaccine articles

Other websites

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