Charles (J.D. ’18) Leads National Mindfulness Society’s Student Division

Austin Charles (J.D. ’18), with the help of his faculty advisor Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, is the chair of the Mindfulness in Law Society student division and has taken the lead for developing mindfulness resources and networking among law students who desire to establish mindfulness programs at their… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years

Save the Date! Thursday, Sept. 14 Donations in honor of the 10th anniversary are greatly appreciated and will benefit the Charity Scott Summer Law School Scholarship, a stipend for summer students who work at the HeLP office. More information will be posted soon about this event on the Center for Law, Health & Society website.… more »

Retirement Congratulations

The Center for Law, Health & Society congratulates Gail Horlick (J.D. ’90) on her retirement from a distinguished 23-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Horlick was the first Georgia State Law graduate to work at the agency.

“Today, there is much more recognition of the impact of law on public health,”… more »

Graduate Happenings

Order of the Coif

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Order of the Coif chapter inducted alumni who rank in the top 10 percent of the previous three years’ classes in a ceremony on Nov. 10. The Center for Law, Health & Society congratulates the following health law certificate and HeLP clinic graduates inducted… more »

Leslie Wolf

Wolf Appointed to Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

Leslie Wolf, Georgia State Law professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, was appointed to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) in December.

The committee provides expert advice and recommendations to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and… more »

Improving Health through Supportive Housing

Following in the footsteps of another Georgia State Law graduate Paul Bolster (J.D. ’86), Mariel Sivley (J.D. ’06) joined the Georgia Supportive Housing Association as the executive director one year ago.

Bringing her background with the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless and her experience in long term care, Sivley promotes public policy to… more »

Real-world Impact

The Center for Law, Health & Society faculty are well-regarded teachers and scholars, but they also seek to have an impact beyond the world of academia. A sampling of their activities over the last several months provides a glimpse at the ways in which faculty members bring their research and expertise to others.

Sylvia Caley… more »

HeLP Provides MLP Model for Other Schools, including ones in Macon, S.C.

In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »

Visiting Fellow Focuses on History of Birth Control Law

Research on the history of birth control often focuses on Margaret Sanger, who tied birth control to eugenic ideas of “better babies” to achieve social acceptance and legalization. Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Ph.D. ’16), a historian of law, medicine and women’s rights, who joined the Center for Law, Health & Society as a visiting… more »

Assar Named Best Overall Oralist at National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Three Georgia State Law students, Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Nathan Chong (J.D. ’18) and Matt Sessions (J.D. ’17) advanced to the octofinal round in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition Nov. 4-5 in Carbondale, Illinois. Assar beat out members of 29 other teams to win awards for Best Preliminary Oralist and Best… more »