Senior Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Yale University
B.A., Cambridge University
M.A., Cambridge University
Ph.D., Yale Graduate School
J.D., Yale Law School
Andrew J. Fichter is Associate Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus . Professor Fichter received a B.A. from Yale University in 1967; a B.A. from Cambridge University in 1969, an M.A. from Cambridge University in 1971, a Ph.D. in English Literature from Yale Graduate School in 1974, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Fichter was an associate at Dechert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the firm's business practice, concentrating in corporate, health law, mergers and acquisitions. Professor Fichter also practiced at Hangley Connolly Epstein Chicco Foxman & Ewing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was Chairperson of the firm's Health Care Group. Most recently, Professor Fichter practiced at Salvo, Russell, Fichter & Landau in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Professor Fichter joined the faculty at Widener University School of Law in January 2003. He previously taught at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Villanova University Law School, Princeton University and Yale University.
Professor Fichter has been the recipient of several academic and research fellowships, including those awarded by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Danforth Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council for Learned Societies. Dr. Fichter has several academic publications in the area of English literature, the subject of his doctorate.
Professor Fichter's principal area of teaching and research is health care. He is currently conducting research in legal issues involving health care professions. His publications in other areas include a book on epic poetry in the Renaissance, published by Yale University Press, and several articles relating to English literature.
Professor Fichter is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Selected Recent Publications
- State Healthcare Coverage Reform: Where is
Federalism Leading Us?, 17:2 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law
Review 629 (2008).
- The Law of Doctoring: The Transformation of the Legal concept of Medical Professionalism, forthcoming, Health Matrix
- Owning a Piece of the Doc: State Law Restraints on Lay Ownership of Healthcare Enterprises, 39 J. HEALTH L. 1 (2006).