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A Georgia State Class You Wish You Were Taking: Products Liability and Safety

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TAUGHT BY » Timothy D. Lytton, Distinguished University Professor, College of Law Martin Grace, Regents Professor of Risk Management & Insurance, Robinson College of Business Terry Pechacek, Professor of Health Management & Policy, School of Public Health

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Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic Starting Fall Semester

This fall, Georgia State Law will open the Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. The yearlong off-site clinic will be taught by the Disability Integration Project’s director, Talley Wells, who will serve as clinic director.

The clinic focuses on advocacy arising… more »

Finding Passion in Advocacy

Posted On January 11, 2016

In the 1999 case Olmstead v. L.C., the U.S. Supreme Court held that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities away from their communities constitutes a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A Georgia State Law student at the time, Trish Farnham (J.D./M.P.A. ’01) didn’t know then how deeply meaningful this case would be to… more »

First Year Law Student Presents at National Bioethics Meeting

Jack Brackney (J.D. ’18) presented “Proposing a Tripartite System of Responsibility for the Obesity Epidemic,” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, in Houston, Texas, in October. Brackney came to Georgia State Law from Case Western Reserve University, where he received his masters in bioethics and served as a research… more »

Mindful Mondays: Learning to Breathe in Law School

The scene every Monday at noon in October was not the typical first-year law school classroom with a professor calling on anxious students, asking tough questions about assigned readings, with students frantically reviewing notes or nervously hoping to avoid the hot seat for one more class.

Instead, these first-year students sat still, relaxed, their eyes… more »

Students Attend Health Law Section Programs

In October, Student Health Law Association members were invited to attend two events sponsored by the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. SHLA co-president Choyce Middleton (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16), Lisa Churvis (J.D. ’16), Bethany Sherrer (J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. ’15), and Greg Tanner (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16), attended the section’s inaugural speaker series luncheon, “When Regulation Collides with… more »

Burnett (J.D. ’09) Honored for Work in Reproductive Justice

In law school, Madison Burnett (J.D. ’09) led a campaign to help refugee women have safe births. That passion for helping others led the National Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter to honor her with its 2015 Outstanding Alumni award.

She started the Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter at Georgia State University College… more »

New SHLA Officers Named

The Student Health Law Association (SHLA) is a student-run organization for law students interested in health-related legal disciplines. The following students were elected as SHLA officers for 2015-2016:

3L President: Choyce Middleton

2L President: Sakinah Jones

Vice President of Competitions: Greg Tanner

Vice President of Mentorship: Jessica Hobbs

Outreach Chairs: Shaun Moore and Kirstin Rodriguez

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Students Receive Scholarships to Compliance Certification

Each year, Seton Hall Law School Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy awards two promising health law students scholarships to attend its U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program. For 2015, Georgia State Law students Sheila Salvant-Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) and Ryan Kerr (J.D./M.S.H.A ’15) were selected based on their resumes, personal statements and faculty recommendations… more »