40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference When: Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10 Where: Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
More than 230 health law professors, government and private sector attorneys, researchers and other professionals from over 30 states and five countries attended the 40th Annual American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health… more »
The specialty rankings blend quantitative and qualitative data using a 100-point formula that examines courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15), networking and extracurricular opportunities in… more »
With easier access to and declining costs of next-generation prenatal genetic testing, more expectant parents are able to learn about potential medical conditions and characteristics about their fetuses, raising ethical questions.
In February, the Hastings Center convened an international, interdisciplinary workgroup “Goals and Practices for Next-Generation Prenatal Testing” at the Open Society Foundation in New… more »
The Center for Law, Health & Society offered two pre-conference tours, one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of Grady Health System. Thirty attendees toured the CDC, the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health.
The opening plenary on June 9 focused on the future of Medicaid. The expert panel provided a comprehensive overview of the program, the proposed changes to it, and the impact such changes would have on the populations that it covers. Medicaid is the largest provider of health insurance,… more »
Peter Jacobson, professor of health law and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was awarded the 2017 Jay Healey Teaching Award. Each year a professor of health law is recognized for his or her passion for teaching health law, mentoring of students and inspiring of colleagues.
Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law and founding director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, leads Georgia State Law’s initiative to increase wellness practices among law students, faculty and staff, as well as in law practice. Bringing these concepts to the conference, Scott organized a concurrent session on the… more »
The Legal Services Corp. recognized former Center for Law, Health & Society faculty fellow Randy Hughes for his many years of volunteer efforts with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Hughes started volunteering with Atlanta Legal Aid’s Saturday Attorney program in 1968 and never stopped despite fifty years of active private practice in firms that… more »