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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 »

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 »

Much at Stake for Georgians in Health Care Fight

By Erin C. Fuse Brown

After the oral argument on March 4, it remains unclear what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in King v. Burwell, the latest case challenging the Affordable Care Act. What is clear is that a decision striking down subsidies for all those who obtain insurance on federal exchanges would have… more »

Interest in Public Policy Leads to Georgia State’s First J.D./M.P.H. Graduate

Christine S. Lee chose law school to pursue her interest in problem solving, but while at Georgia State University College of Law, she discovered a new area of appeal – public policy. In December, Lee became the first Georgia State graduate with a dual J.D. and master of public health.

“While I would not… 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 »

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 »