College Gets $590,000 Grant to Assess Legal Protections in Genomic Research

Georgia State University College of Law faculty members Leslie E. Wolf and Erin Fuse Brown and three graduate research assistants, Ryan Kerr (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’15), Genevieve Razick (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’15), and Greg Tanner (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’16), are conducting research to assess the legal protections afforded research participants in genomic… more »

Children’s Literature, Human Rights, and Law

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” This quote from Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who! has resonated through Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres’s life and work since he first read it years ago. Todres, whose career has been devoted to human –particularly children’s – rights, noted “The sentiment expressed in this classic… more »

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Law

Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.

Chang described the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »

Georgia State Launches International LL.M.

With classes set to begin in fall 2015, Georgia State University College of Law recently launched a master of law (LL.M.) program for foreign-trained attorneys who want to advance their careers and become eligible to practice law in the United States.

The LL.M. offers two tracks. Graduates in the Bar Preparation track will be able… more »

Fellows Present Teaching Innovations

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law organized panel presentations showcasing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded fellows’ teaching innovations. Scott is the Lead Faculty for the RWJF-funded fellowship program on public health law. “All of the fellows have been creating highly innovative courses that emphasize interdisciplinary teaching and engagement with their communities,” said Scott. She… more »

Exploring the “Haunted Files” of Eugenics

“Haunted Files: The Eugenics Records Office” opened last fall at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. The exhibit was described by the New York Times as an office complete with original filing cabinets from the 1920s containing copies of “research” on families purported to have undesirable traits such as mental disability, sexual deviancy, criminal… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big For Their First Client

Posted On December 11, 2014
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With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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Improving the Health, Safety and Welfare of Georgia’s Children

For years, Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Peggy Walker (M.Ed. ’78,  J.D.’86) has worked tirelessly for the needs of Georgia’s court-involved children and their families. This year, those efforts are being rewarded.

In November, Walker received the Verizon’s 2014 HopeLine Hero Award for her work reducing family violence, supporting victims of domestic violence, and ensuring… more »

Health Care Transactions Course

This fall the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation’s largest professional group of health care attorneys, released its “Health Law Curriculum Toolkit.” Based on the input of practicing health lawyers and academics, the resource provides guidance for law schools in designing an effective health law curriculum, addressing both substantive health law topics as well as… more »

Practicing Law in the Stark Era

Healthcare-related fraud and abuse laws can appear to be a minefield that physicians and other health care providers must carefully navigate or face serious consequences. To introduce students to this important area of health care law, the Student Health Law Association hosted the event, “Practicing Law in the ‘Stark’ Era” on November 5, featuring speaker… more »