College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

Zettler Named Health Law Scholar

Posted On June 15, 2015
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Associate professor Patricia Zettler was named a 2015 Health Law Scholar at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 2015 Health Law Professors Conference hosted at Saint Louis University School of Law. As one of four professors selected nationwide, Zettler will participate in the Health Law Scholars Workshop, a joint initiative of SLU and… more »

Health Law Student Presented with Sparks Award

The Sparks Award is one of the greatest honors at Georgia State University. Named for George M. Sparks who served as university president from 1928 to 1957, these annual awards recognize faculty, staff and students who display characteristics that Sparks was known for: good humor and perseverance. Georgia State health law student Carson Lamb (J.D.… more »

Wolf Delivers Keynote at Annual Ethics Conference

Posted On May 30, 2015
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In May, Leslie Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, delivered a keynote address at the 25th annual Kinsman Conference, hosted by the Center for Ethics at the Oregon Health & Science University. An early Kinsman Conference helped launch the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment movement, which… more »

Georgia State Law Wins Legal Food Frenzy for Second Consecutive Year

Georgia State University College of Law won the 2015 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Law School Division Attorney General’s Cup, beating the state’s other four schools for the second consecutive year. Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) and Wayne Satterfield (J.D. ’15) led Georgia State Law’s efforts to raise the equivalent of 22,369 pounds of food… more »

Health Law Students Honored

Several health law students were acknowledged for their achievements at the 2015 College of Law Honors Day. The Health Law Award went to Ryan Kerr (J.D./MHSA ’15) and Barbara Rogers (M.B.A./M.H.A. ‘XX, J.D. ’15). This award, which includes a monetary gift sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia’s Health Law Section, recognizes outstanding student achievement… more »

Understanding the Vaccine Debates

The recent measles outbreak linked to California’s Disneyland, in which 147 people from seven states contracted the virus, prompted Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society to sponsor a two-part lecture series, “Understanding the Vaccine Debates.”

Childhood vaccinations are one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, according… more »

King v. Burwell Tests the Court’s Reputation

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, and holds that federal tax credits are unavailable for millions of people who purchase their insurance on federal health exchanges, many will suffer needlessly and insurance markets may well be destroyed in 36 states. In addition to the health insurance implications, this case… more »

2015 Bioethics at the Movies

This spring, the 9th Annual Bioethics at the Movies series was co-sponsored by the Student Health Law Association and the Center for Law, Health & Society. One of the most popular events, the series is open to all students at the College of Law as well as members of the health law community. The series… more »

Health Law Program Ranked No. 3 in Nation

ATLANTA — Georgia State Law’s highly regarded Center for Law, Health & Society ranked No. 3, up from No. 8 in 2014, in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 10. This is the ninth consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by… more »