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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 »

Meet the New Center Director!

Professor Leslie Wolf assumed the role of director of the Center for Law, Health & Society on July 1, 2014, succeeding founding director Charity Scott. “This is an exciting time for the center,” Wolf said. “The first ten years were about building the foundation – bringing in the faculty to support the courses and programs… more »

Professor Jonathan Todress with youth

Todres serves on IOM Committees

Professor Jonathan Todres’s expertise and research on children’s rights and child well-being was recognized when he was tapped to serve on two Institute of Medicine committees. These included one committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States and another on Increasing Capacity for Reducing Bullying and Its Impact… more »

Fellows Attend Summer Institute on Public Health Law Education

“Amazing.” “Life-changing.” “Magical.” “Transformative.”

These were some of the enthusiastic words that participants used to describe the 10-day summer institute held in July in Park City, Utah that launched a new faculty fellowship program on the future of public health law education.  The conference was co-sponsored by Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health &… more »

Professor Lombardo Featured in South Korean Documentary

Paul A. Lombardo, Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is featured prominently in the first segment of a three-part documentary, “Law and Justice,” shown on South Korean public television.

The first documentary hour, “Whose Side is the Law On,” begins with an interview of Lombardo. It highlights his decades-long research and… more »

Seeking Justice: Unlikely Partnership Yields New Law to Save Lives

Robin Elliott often tells the story of how her son, Zack, died, but it never gets easier. Each time, she relives how her 21-year-old son was found dead in the backseat of a car, because his friends were too afraid to call 911 when he overdosed.

Because they were high, his friends didn’t stop at… more »

Anderson Researches Homelessness in Barcelona

While many people picture research as best conducted at a spacious desk in a quiet area with little to no distractions, assistant professor Courtney Anderson knows there is no substitute for experiential learning.  This May she participated in the seventh Study Space sponsored by Georgia State University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth,… more »

Graduate Highlight: 25 Years in Health Care Law

David Johnson (J.D. ’89), is a partner at Insley Race LLC, who began his practice in health care law 25 years ago and has continued to specialize in this area.  His clients include hospitals and health care providers in various practice settings including hospitals, private practices and correctional institutions.  While his practice is primarily… more »

Fuse Brown Selected as Health Law Scholar

Assistant professor Erin Fuse Brown was named a 2014 Health Law Scholar at the ASLME 2014 Health Law Professors Conference.

As one of four professors selected nationwide, Fuse Brown will participate in a Health Law Scholars Workshop, a joint initiative of Saint Louis University School of Law and ASLME.

“This workshop offers junior faculty… more »

Graduate Highlight: Gregory Receives Tobacco Research Fellowship

Recent graduate, Kyle Gregory (J.D./M.S.H.A.’14), was named as a Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) Postdoctoral Fellow by the GSU School of Public Health. This is the first year the fellowship has been offered. It was established as part of the 2013 five-year, $19 million grant, the School of Public Health received from the National… more »