Author Temple Grandin: Develop Strengths in Treating Autism

“When I was young, I thought everybody processed information the way I did. I didn’t know I was different,” said best-selling author Temple Grandin, professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and an autism advocate. “I was not allowed to become a recluse.”

Diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 when… more »

54th Miller Lecture: Saks Explores Stigma of Mental Illness

“I was scared of dying, but even more scared of what I saw looking back at me in the mirror,” said internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks during Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 14.

Saks shared her experiences of overcoming chronic schizophrenia more… more »

Parents Still Know Best: 35 Years After Parham v. J.R.

Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Parham v. J.R. that parents ultimately have the right to make decisions for their children in areas concerning health, education and family life. The case involved institutionalized children in Georgia. On September 30, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State… more »

Caley Appointed to Health and Human Services Committee

Associate Clinical Professor Sylvia Caley (J.D. ’89) has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation in the Health Resources and Services Administration for a four-year term.

Caley, director of the Health Law Partnership and co-director of the Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic (HeLP),… more »

Report Highlights Todres’ Children’s Rights Work

A recent report on bullying by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies highlights the work of Professor of Law Jonathan Todres.

In the Sept. 5 “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying” report, Todres talks of early interventions to combat this long tolerated and common problem. He suggests that creating incentives… more »

Legal Scholar and Author Elyn Saks to Deliver Miller Lecture

Internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks will deliver Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture at noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Center.

Saks, the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern… more »

Panelists Discuss Hobby Lobby

It was standing room only at the Georgia State University Colleges of Law’s Centers for Law, Health & Society’s Sept. 11 panel on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In its June 2014 opinion, the Supreme Court recognized the right of for-profit, closely held corporations to claim a religious exemption… more »

Meet the New Center Director!

Professor Leslie Wolf assumed the role of director of the Center for Law, Health & Society on July 1, 2014, succeeding founding director Charity Scott. “This is an exciting time for the center,” Wolf said. “The first ten years were about building the foundation – bringing in the faculty to support the courses and programs… more »

Professor Jonathan Todress with youth

Todres serves on IOM Committees

Professor Jonathan Todres’s expertise and research on children’s rights and child well-being was recognized when he was tapped to serve on two Institute of Medicine committees. These included one committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States and another on Increasing Capacity for Reducing Bullying and Its Impact… more »