We’re excited to introduce and welcome Michelle N. Meyer to our blogging community. Michelle is doing some guest blogging right now at The Faculty Lounge, and will be cross-posting here. She’s also pretty active on Twitter – follow her @MichelleNMeyer.
Michelle is one of our stellar Petrie-Flom Academic Fellows and she is currently on the law prof teaching market. Her scholarship centers on law, science and innovation (including, but not limited to, health law policy), especially as these intersect with administrative law, contracts, torts, professional responsibility, and evidence. She uses a number of methodological lenses to examine these areas, including applied normative ethics, contract theory, and behavioral law and economics. Michelle has a number of projects in the works, including ”Regulating the Production of Knowledge: Research Risk-Benefit Analysis and the Heterogeneity Problem” (which Larry Solum highly recommends over at his Legal Theory Blog), “Research Contracts: Towards a Paternalistic Market in Research Risks and Benefits,” “Rights To and Not To Procreate,” and “Towards a Jurisprudence of Procreation.” She is also organizing Legal Experimentation: Legal and Ethical Challenges to Evidence-Based Practice in Law, Medicine, and Policymaking, a really interesting workshop (and edited volume) sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center and to be held at HLS on March 1, 2013.
Michelle earned a Ph.D. in religious studies, with a focus on practical ethics, from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a founding co-editor of the Harvard Law Review Forum. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has been a Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she studied religious studies and philosophy.
In addition to “Regulating the Production of Knowledge,” some of Michelle’s representative works include:
- The Subject-Researcher Relationship: In Defense of Contracting Around Default Rules
- Against One-Size-Fits-All Research Ethics
- The Plaintiff as Person: Cause Lawyering, Human Subject Research, and the Secret Agent Problem (shortlisted for The Green Bag’s Almanac of Exemplary Legal Writing, 1996)
- The Kindness of Strangers: The Donative Contract between Subjects and Researchers and the Non-Obligation to Return Individual Results of Genetic Research