David Orentlicher is the Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Nationally recognized for his expertise in constitutional law and health law, Dr. O has testified before Congress, had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served on many national, state, and local commissions.
A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School, Dr. O is author of numerous books, articles, and essays on presidential power, affirmative action, health care reform, end-of-life decisions, and reproductive issues. His work has appeared in leading professional journals, as well as in the New York Times, Time, USA Today, CNN Opinion, the Chicago Tribune, and other major newspapers.
Between 2002 and 2008, Dr. O served in the Indiana House of Representatives, where he authored legislation to promote job creation, protect children from abuse and neglect, and make health care coverage more affordable. His most recent book, Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive, draws on his experience with partisan conflict as an elected official and his expertise in constitutional law to discuss reforms that would address the country’s high levels of political polarization.