Lytton to Deliver Dreben Lecture at Harvard University Tuesday, March 6

ATLANTA—Timothy D. Lytton, associate dean for research and faculty development, Distinguished University Professor and professor of law at Georgia State Law, will deliver the annual Robert and Florence Dreben Lecture at Harvard University at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on… more »

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things that… more »

Erin C. Fuse Brown

Fuse Brown Highlights Widespread Roadblock to State Health Reform

The many facets of the health care system can be as varied as the types of ailments that exist and the patients who have them. Sometimes though there’s an issue that causes pain for many parts of the system.

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., highlighted one of them, the Employee Retirement Income… more »

Scott Recognized for Community Service with AALS Award

Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, received the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award for excellence in legal education from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award recognizes outstanding contributions of law teachers in community service in health law.

“Professor Scott’s deep and sustained contributions to the… more »

Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Jones Examines Role of Neuroscience in Legal System at Miller Lecture


“I like to think of law as a lever for moving human behavior in directions that it would otherwise not go on its on,” said Owen D. Jones, the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. “If we were going there, we wouldn’t need an… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic


One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid SocietyChildren’s Health Care of Atlanta and the… more »

Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) Bridging the Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16), a 2016 Health Law Award recipient, joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the HIV prevention division as an ORISE fellow in 2016. Formerly, she was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Why did you… more »

Navigating ACA Repeal/Replace Efforts

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown’s research and expertise include health care prices, medical billing, the Affordable Care Act, health care competition and regulation, surprise medical bills, consumer protections for patients and genetic research and privacy. She is one of five new casebook authors for the 8th edition of Health Law, published by West.

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Public Figures and Genetic Paparazzi

Associate Professor of Law Yaniv Heled’s research focuses on legal and ethical aspects of biomedical technologies. He is the co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law.

You are researching what you call “genetic paparazzi.” Tell us more. It’s very clear that when you are a public figure, you have less of an expectation… more »