“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 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.
Georgia State Assistant Professor Courtney Anderson has fostered strong relationships with community leaders to help identify and address the issues facing communities in metro Atlanta, including access to affordable housing and education.
Anderson’s research focuses on the interrelated effects of housing, education and health. She also explores those areas in her Property and Law and… more »
Lisa Bliss and Sylvia Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89) were both promoted to the rank of clinical professor. Caley is the co-director of the Health Law Partnership and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic. Caley’s expertise is in the intersection of law and poverty. In addition to HeLP and the clinic, Caley teaches Health… more »
The Center for Law, Health & Society bid farewell to Emily Suski in May. Suski joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as a clinical supervising attorney in July 2010 through a generous two-year grant from the Kresge Foundation and later became an assistant clinical professor. She was recruited to University of South Carolina to start… more »
An artist who enjoys painting, jewelry making, and fiber arts, Lisa Bliss, director of experiential education and associate clinical professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, also sees teaching the law as a creative process. The professor employs a variety of methods to help students weave different strands of learning together to… more »
An advocate for children with health care needs in low-income families, Sylvia Caley (M.B.A ’86; J.D. ’89), clinical professor, has left an indelible mark on the community in her quest to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.
Georgia State University President Mark Becker presented Caley with Georgia State University’s Carl V. Patton President’s Award… more »
Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “vision, inspiration, and resourcefulness” in HeLP’s creation at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April. “HeLP’s advisory council, staff and faculty wanted to honor Charity because, without her, HeLP wouldn’t have gotten off the ground,” said Sylvia Caley (M.B.A.… more »
Three hundred fifty delegates from more than 100 countries and all six inhabited continents gathered in Eskisehir, Turkey, from July 22-25 to participate in the 8th Global Alliance for Justice Education conference. Professors Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley and Leslie Wolf directed a workshop, “Measuring the Impact of Social Justice Teaching: Research Design and Oversight,” in… more »