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 »

Student Attends Health Law Conference

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 »

HeLP Reflects on Next 10 Years at Annual Retreat

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 »

Disability Equity Measures

Posted On December 12, 2013
Categories CLHS, Events

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 »

Point-Counterpoint on Medical Malpractice Litigation

Posted On December 5, 2013
Categories CLHS, Events

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 »

Center Hosts TEDMED

Posted On November 19, 2013
Categories CLHS, Events

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 »

Improvisation Training Gets Thumbs Up from Attorneys, Mediators, Bioethicists

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 »

Health Care Leaders Explore Innovative Ways to Address Medical Errors

Posted On November 2, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News

The conventional view that lawyers and health care providers are adversaries was not the predominant view expressed during a recent convening of Georgia health care leaders over how best to address potential claims over medical errors that cause harm to patients.  Rather, the speakers at an invitation-only workshop for key stakeholders in Georgia’s hospital, physician,… more »

Mello Surveys Public’s Views on Laws Addressing Chronic Illness

Posted On October 29, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News Tags

Michelle Mello, J.D., Ph.D., professor of law and public health at the Harvard School of Public Health, spoke at Georgia State University at a talk entitled “Public Views on Legal Interventions to Fight Obesity and Chronic Disease.”

Despite long-standing support for legal interventions to protect the public from infectious disease, including, mandatory vaccination and isolation,… more »

Effects of Health Reform on Providers

Posted On October 22, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News

The Affordable Care Act dramatically changes how Americans receive and pay for health care. The changes extend beyond how individuals obtain health insurance, increasing financial burdens on the health care industry. The Center for Law, Health & Society and Student Health Law Association hosted guest speaker Samuel Maizel, J.D., a partner with Pachulski Stang Ziehl… more »