Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Parham v. J.R. that parents ultimately have the right to make decisions for their children in areas concerning health, education and family life. The case involved institutionalized children in Georgia. On September 30, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State… more »
It was standing room only at the Georgia State University Colleges of Law’s Centers for Law, Health & Society’s Sept. 11 panel on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In its June 2014 opinion, the Supreme Court recognized the right of for-profit, closely held corporations to claim a religious exemption… more »
Center for Law, Health & Society’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law has been growing and flourishing since its creation in April 2004. Our premier health law program is consistently ranked among our nation’s top 10. Our faculty and academic professionals have strengthened the center’s intellectual… more »
Recent evidence indicates that nearly 50 percent of all new HIV infections in the United States occur in the South. Women and African-American men have been disproportionately affected. The increased impact of HIV/AIDS in southern communities was highlighted during the American Bar Association’s AIDS Coordinating Committee, biannual HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference, entitled “Navigating a… more »
The Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) offered an all-day conference entitled “Advanced Health Care Law” this fall. The Center for Law, Health & Society sponsored one third-year health law student to attend the conference. Kyle Gregory (JD/MSHA ’14), co-president of the Student Health… more »
Every year the partners, staff, faculty, and advisory board chair of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) gather for a day-long retreat to celebrate the successes of the previous year, identify the challenges ahead, and set goals for the upcoming year. This year’s retreat was different. As HeLP approaches its 10th Anniversary in 2014, Sylvia Caley,… more »
ATLANTA – The Center for Law, Health & Society hosted Elizabeth Pendo J.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law on September 16, 2013. Pendo presented “Disability Equity Measures: Collecting New Data to Address Disability Disparities in Health Care.” Faculty and students from the College of… more »
ATLANTA – This April, the Student Health Law Association (SHLA) invited pre-eminent Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys R. Clay Milling of Henry Spiegel Milling, LLP and Paul Weathington of Weathington Smith, P.C. for a face-off, sharing stories from the medical malpractice trenches.
Milling provided the perspective of a plaintiff’s attorney. After beginning his legal career with… more »
ATLANTA – TedMed is an annual three-day event focused on health and medicine and is known for its provocative programing, including inspirational and innovative short talks and impressive artistic performances.
Simulcasting is offered to nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions free of charge through support from partner organizations. This year, the Center for Law, Health… more »
When Debra Gerardi was in law school in the 1990s, she needed a break from the linear, analytical thinking that her law professors emphasized. “I wanted to use the right side of my brain as well,” reflected Gerardi, who holds multiple degrees in nursing, public health, and law. “On a whim, I took a class… more »