Associate Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-4480
BA, University of Virginia
MSc, Oxford University
JD, Yale Law School
Assistant Professor Leslie Meltzer Henry joined the law school community in 2008 and is an associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She teaches Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights; Advanced Bioethics and the Law; Bioethics Seminar; Public Health and the Law; and Reproductive Justice and the Law.
Her scholarly interests include constitutional theory and interpretation, health policy and social justice, bioethics, reproductive justice, and research ethics. Her publications include “Commerce Games and the Individual Mandate,” 100 Georgetown L. J. (forthcoming 2012) (with Maxwell Stearns); “The Jurisprudence of Dignity,” 160 U. Penn. L. Rev. 169 (2011); “Visionary Pragmatism and the Value of Privacy in the Twenty-First Century,” 108 Mich. L. Rev. 1107 (2010) (with Danielle Keats Citron); “Deciphering Dignity,” 10 Am. J. Bioethics 59 (2010); “Human Dignity and Bioethics,” 359 New Eng. J. Med. 660 (2008); “Undesirable Implications of Disclosing Individual Genetic Results to Research Participants,” 6 Am. J. Bioethics 28 (2006); and “What is Fair Participant Selection?,” in Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics 377 (Ezekial J. Emanuel et al. eds., 2008) (with James Childress).
Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Henry completed a post-doctoral fellowship in bioethics and health policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Georgetown Law Center, clerked for the Honorable Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was a fellow in the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Human Subjects Research, and was founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.
Professor Henry has served as a bioethics consultant to the Department of Defense and is an Associate of CETMONS: Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security
Moral Gridlock: Conceptual Barriers to No-Fault Compensation for Injured Research Subjects, 41 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 411 (2013). [Full Text]
Revising the Common Rule: Prospects and Challenges, 41 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 386 (2013). [Abstract]
Commerce Games and the Individual Mandate, 100 Georgetown Law Journal 1117 (2012) (with Max Stearns). [Full Text]
Adolescent Medical Decision Making and the Law of the Horse, 15 Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 1 (2012) (with Amanda Pustilnik). [Full Text]
The Jurisprudence of Dignity, 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 169 (2011). [Full Text]
Book Review, Visionary Pragmatism and the Value of Privacy in the Twenty-First Century, 108 Michigan Law Review 1107 (2010) (reviewing Daniel J. Solove, Understanding Privacy (2008)) (with Danielle Keats Citron). [Full Text]
Deciphering Dignity, American Journal of Bioethics, July 2010, at 59. [Full Text]
Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics, 359 New England Journal of Medicine 660 (2008). [Full Text]
What is Fair Subject Selection?, in The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics 377 (Ezekiel Emanuel et al. eds., 2008) (with James Childress).
Undesirable Implications of Disclosing Individual Genetic Results to Research Participants, American Journal of Bioethics, Nov.-Dec., 2006, at 28. [Full Text]