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 »

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 »

College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

Health Law Student Presented with Sparks Award

The Sparks Award is one of the greatest honors at Georgia State University. Named for George M. Sparks who served as university president from 1928 to 1957, these annual awards recognize faculty, staff and students who display characteristics that Sparks was known for: good humor and perseverance. Georgia State health law student Carson Lamb (J.D.… more »

Georgia State Law Wins Legal Food Frenzy for Second Consecutive Year

Georgia State University College of Law won the 2015 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Law School Division Attorney General’s Cup, beating the state’s other four schools for the second consecutive year. Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) and Wayne Satterfield (J.D. ’15) led Georgia State Law’s efforts to raise the equivalent of 22,369 pounds of food… more »

Health Law Students Honored

Several health law students were acknowledged for their achievements at the 2015 College of Law Honors Day. The Health Law Award went to Ryan Kerr (J.D./MHSA ’15) and Barbara Rogers (M.B.A./M.H.A. ‘08, J.D. ’15). This award, which includes a monetary gift sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia’s Health Law Section, recognizes outstanding student achievement… more »

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, in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 10. This is the ninth consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by… more »