Two Perspectives on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell has been characterized as drawing “6 million sighs of relief.” In a decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies to people purchasing health insurance operated by the federal government. On Sept. 10, the Georgia State Law’s Center for… more »

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 »

2015 Bioethics at the Movies

This spring, the 9th Annual Bioethics at the Movies series was co-sponsored by the Student Health Law Association and the Center for Law, Health & Society. One of the most popular events, the series is open to all students at the College of Law as well as members of the health law community. The series… more »

Mnookin To Discuss Vaccinations on March 25

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society will host bestselling author and award-winning journalist Seth Mnookin, who will discuss vaccinations and the media’s role in creating public health scares, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Speakers Auditorium in the Student Center.

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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 »

Managing Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceuticals, particularly from hospitals, pharmacies and other health care facilities, may contaminate water supplies causing serious consequences to human and animal health. However, regulation of disposal of pharmaceutical waste has been limited. In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new regulations to address these concerns, but public comments over lack of notification and tracking… more »

Parents Still Know Best: 35 Years After Parham v. J.R.

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 »

Students Partner with AHLA for Networking Event

On Thursday September 11, 2014, about 100 Atlanta-area health lawyers and students gathered at Georgia State University to network, enjoy refreshments, and hear from a distinguished panel of local health law leaders. The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) partnered with the Student Health Law Association at the GSU College of Law to host the event.

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Panelists Discuss Hobby Lobby

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 »

10th Anniversary

Posted On April 5, 2014

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 »