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 »

Using Law and Science in Regulatory Affairs

Before coming to law school, Len Lescosky (J.D. ’09) worked in the pharmaceutical field, and he still does. But Lescosky credits his Georgia State Law experience and training for preparing him to take on his role as vice president of regulatory affairs, chemistry manufacturing and controls at the global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie,… more »

Externships Promote Lawyering Skills and Professional Identity Formation

While a law student, Bethany Ensley Sherrer (J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. ’15) participated in an externship with the Georgia Hospital Association. “This externship was invaluable to me,” said Sherrer, legal counsel for the Medical Association of Georgia. “In addition to legal skills, the externship taught professional skills, such as how to manage several projects at once.”

Georgia State… more »

Caley Delivers Keynote in Australia

Sylvia Caley, clinical professor, director of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services clinic, delivered the keynote address for the first national conference presented by Health Justice in Australia, focusing on their approach to the development and sustainability of medical-legal partnerships. Caley’s experience in developing HeLP, an internationally recognized… more »

Exhibit Illustrates Need for Interdisciplinary Work in Health Equity

“While health disparities are well documented, they are not well understood,” said Leandris Liburd, associate director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a discussion held by the Center for Law, Health & Society. The event was a collaboration among Georgia State Law, 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 »

Hensel Named Dean of the College of Law

Georgia State University named Professor Wendy Fritzen Hensel dean of the College of Law, effective Nov. 15, after a nationwide dean search this fall. Hensel has been serving as interim dean since Steven J. Kaminshine stepped down this summer.

“The continued success of the College of Law is essential to many dimensions of… more »

Deluxe Jim Crow

In November, the Centers for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and Law, Health & Society, together with the School of Public Health and Georgia Health Policy Center, hosted Karen Kruse Thomas, staff historian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a lecture and book signing event. Thomas presented “Deluxe Jim Crow… more »

Georgia State Hosts Public Health Receptions

The American Public Health Association hosted their Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta this November.

Demonstrating panther spirit, Georgia State University welcomed the more than 12,000 attendees. Led by the School of Public Health, several colleges and departments across Georgia State University including the Center for Law, Health & Society at College of Law, the… more »