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Law and Policy at the Georgia Health Policy Center

During the fall semester, four graduate research assistants from the College of Law worked with the Georgia Health Policy Center on several initiatives related to health reform and children’s behavioral health in Georgia. The law GRAs, Sophia Horn (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’18), Edward Molinary (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’19), Prathyusha Chenji (J.D. ’19), and Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), were supervised… more »

Lombardo Appears with Prize Winning Poet

Paul Lombardo, Regents Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law at Georgia State Law, was not surprised that he was invited to speak at Hofstra University to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the sterilization of Carrie Buck. After all, the New England Journal of Medicine described his book, Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the… more »

Erin C. Fuse Brown

Fuse Brown Highlights Widespread Roadblock to State Health Reform

The many facets of the health care system can be as varied as the types of ailments that exist and the patients who have them. Sometimes though there’s an issue that causes pain for many parts of the system.

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., highlighted one of them, the Employee Retirement Income… more »

Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Hensel Named Dean of the College of Law

Georgia State University named Professor Wendy Fritzen Hensel dean of the College of Law, effective Nov. 15, after a nationwide dean search this fall. Hensel has been serving as interim dean since Steven J. Kaminshine stepped down this summer.

“The continued success of the College of Law is essential to many dimensions of… more »

Deluxe Jim Crow

In November, the Centers for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and Law, Health & Society, together with the School of Public Health and Georgia Health Policy Center, hosted Karen Kruse Thomas, staff historian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a lecture and book signing event. Thomas presented “Deluxe Jim Crow… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid SocietyChildren’s Health Care of… more »

Stacie Kershner

Johnston, Kershner and Meals Appointed to Nontenure-Track Faculty

The College of Law has appointed the associate and assistant directors of the Center for Law, Health & Society; the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth; and the Center for Access to Justice as nontenure-track faculty. Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08) and Darcy Meals are now academic professionals.

“Our… more »

Kuhner, Rowberry, Todres Among 2017 Fulbright Awardees

Three Georgia State Law professors, Timothy K. Kuhner, Ryan Rowberry and Jonathan Todres, were each awarded a 2017 Fulbright for academic study and research in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program has long been considered the flagship international educational exchange. The program receives thousands of applications from professionals, academics and artists… more »