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Leslie Wolf

Wolf Lectures on HIV Exposure Statutes at Johns Hopkins University

Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, recently presented, “Reconciling Criminal HIV Exposure Statutes and Public Health, as part of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Seminar Series. The presentation was based on Wolf’s research and teaching on this topic, including her… more »

Lombardo Named Regents’ Professor

Paul A. Lombardo, Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, was awarded a Regents’ Professorship, the highest academic appointment in the University System of Georgia; he is one of only two law professors in the system to receive the honor.

A quick review of Lombardo’s curriculum vitae is enough to understand why he has been selected… more »

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

“When HeLP students embark on their careers, they have the advantage knowing both the benefits of inter-professional collaborations and the benefit of working directly with the medical staff and the families referred to them for assistance.”  — Dr. Robert Pettignano, Medical Director of the Health Law Partnership and Pediatrician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Students Visit Biotech Company

Georgia State Law students interested in careers in health law and intellectual property, along with Center for Law, Health & Society director, Leslie Wolf, visited the Marietta, Georgia, corporate headquarters of MiMedx®, a regenerative biomaterial company that manufactures human amniotic membrane derived from full-term donated placentas. Its products have multiple therapeutic uses including ophthalmology, spine,… more »

Georgia State Law Review Symposium Quinlan at 40: Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.

Georgia State Law Review and the Center for Law, Health & Society explored the status of the right to die in Georgia and the United States with its symposium “Quinlan at 40 – Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.,” in honor of the 40th anniversary of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s landmark decision,… more »