Leonard H. Glantz, JD

Professor, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights
Leonard Glantz
(617) 638-4644lglantz@bu.edu
Talbot – T303C
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Leonard Glantz is the Associate Dean for Academic affairs as well as a faculty member in the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights. He is the author of numerous, books, articles and briefs on a wide array of health law issues. He is particularly interested in the constitutional issues raised by public health interventions, privacy, the rights of children, the regulation of research with human subjects, and mental health law. He is a recipient of the Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Other Positions:

  • Associate Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Boston University, AB
  • Boston University, JD

Classes Taught

  • SPHLW709
  • SPHLW719
  • SPHLW751
  • SPHLW854
  • SPHPH856


  • Published on 6/26/2013

    Macklin R, Shepherd L, Dreger A, Asch A, Baylis F, Brody H, Churchill LR, Coleman CH, Cowan E, Dolgin J, Downie J, Dresser R, Elliott C, Epright MC, Feder EK, Glantz LH, Grodin MA, Hoffman W, Hoffmaster B, Hunter D, Iltis AS, Kahn JD, King NM, Kraft R, Kukla R, Leavitt L, Lederer SE, Lemmens T, Lindemann H, Marshall MF, Merz JF, Miller FH, Mohrmann ME, Morreim H, Nass M, Nelson JL, Noble JH, Reis E, Reverby SM, Silvers A, Sousa AC, Spece RG, Strong C, Swazey JP, Turner L. The OHRP and SUPPORT--another view. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jul 11; 369(2):e3.

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  • Published on 6/12/2013

    Annas GJ, Crosby SS, Glantz LH. Guantanamo Bay: a medical ethics-free zone? N Engl J Med. 2013 Jul 11; 369(2):101-3.

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  • Published on 7/18/2012

    Mariner WK, Glantz LH, Annas GJ. Reframing federalism--the Affordable Care Act (and broccoli) in the Supreme Court. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 20; 367(12):1154-8.

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  • Published on 8/10/2011

    Glantz LH, Annas GJ. Impossible? Outlawing state safety laws for generic drugs. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 25; 365(8):681-3.

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  • Published on 1/19/2011

    Glantz LH. The American right to bear arms. JAMA. 2011 Jan 19; 305(3):255-6; author reply 256.

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  • Published on 12/22/2010

    Mariner WK, Annas GJ, Glantz LH. Can Congress make you buy broccoli? And why that's a hard question. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jan 20; 364(3):201-3.

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  • Published on 9/1/2010

    Glantz LH, Roche P, Annas GJ. Gift giving to biobanks. Am J Bioeth. 2010 Sep; 10(9):33-4.

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  • Published on 5/28/2009

    Glantz LH, Annas GJ. Handguns, health, and the Second Amendment. N Engl J Med. 2009 May 28; 360(22):2360-5.

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  • Published on 5/1/2008

    Glantz LH, Annas GJ. The FDA, preemption, and the Supreme Court. N Engl J Med. 2008 May 1; 358(18):1883-5.

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  • Published on 1/17/2008

    Glantz L, Roche P, Annas GJ. Rules for donations to tissue banks--what next? N Engl J Med. 2008 Jan 17; 358(3):298-303.

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