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Health Law Program Ranked No. 3 in Nation

ATLANTA — Georgia State Law’s highly regarded Center for Law, Health & Society ranked No. 3, up from No. 8 in 2014. This is the ninth consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by U.S. News.

“Our health law program is distinguished by its breadth and… more »

Interest in Public Policy Leads to Georgia State’s First J.D./M.P.H. Graduate

Christine S. Lee chose law school to pursue her interest in problem solving, but while at Georgia State University College of Law, she discovered a new area of appeal – public policy. In December, Lee became the first Georgia State graduate with a dual J.D. and master of public health.

“While I would not… 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 »

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 »