First Online Course in Health Law Offered

The College of Law will offer the first online course this fall. The course, Health Law Quality and Access, developed and taught by Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, is one of the required courses for the health law certificate and in the new LL.M. and post-J.D. certificate.… more »

Center Launches Health Law LL.M., Post-J.D. Certificate

The Center for Law, Health & Society now offers a new master of laws and a post-juris doctorate certificate in health law. These programs, approved this summer by the Georgia University System’s Board of Regents, build on the center’s successful and popular health law certificate for J.D. students.   “Health law touches so many different… more »

Todres Develops Study Abroad Course on Children’s Rights

Georgia State Law students soon will have a new international experiential learning opportunity. Professor Jonathan Todres has developed a course, Global Perspectives on Children and the Law, which will include a one-week study abroad component. The course explores how law and policy can advance children’s rights and well-being globally.   Each year the course… more »

Health Law Award Recipient Obtains CDC Fellowship

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

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… more »

Independence Day: Freedom to….

Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.

To be clear,… more »

Heled Receives Promotion & Tenure, Named IP Center Co-director

Center for Law, Health & Society faculty member, Yaniv Heled, was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure, as well as being named co-director of the new Center for Intellectual Property.   Heled practiced intellectual property law with Goodwin Proctor LLP in New York, His dissertation for his J.S.D. from Columbia University School of… more »

Caley and Bliss Promoted to Clinical Professors

Lisa Bliss and Sylvia Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89) were both promoted to the rank of clinical professor. Caley is the co-director of the Health Law Partnership and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic. Caley’s expertise is in the intersection of law and poverty. In addition to HeLP and the clinic, Caley teaches Health… more »

Lytton Hosts Conference to Discuss Novak’s New Book

Scholars from leading U.S. law schools gathered May 3 for a daylong conference to discuss and provide feedback on the forthcoming book, A New Democracy: Law and the Creation of the Modern State, by William Novak, a University of Michigan law professor and legal historian. The book will be published by Harvard University Press.

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New SHLA Officers Named

The Student Health Law Association (SHLA) is a student-run organization for law students interested in health-related legal disciplines. The following students were elected as SHLA officers for 2016-2017:   3L President: Sakinah Jones 2L President: Caitlin Fox VP of Programming: Kirstin Rodrigues VP of Membership: Brandon Reed VP of Community Outreach: Blake Kilday VP of… more »