First Online Course in Health Law Offered

The College of Law will offer the first online course this fall. The course, Health Law Quality and Access, developed and taught by Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, is one of the required courses for the health law certificate and in the new LL.M. and post-J.D. certificate.… more »

Todres Develops Study Abroad Course on Children’s Rights

Georgia State Law students soon will have a new international experiential learning opportunity. Professor Jonathan Todres has developed a course, Global Perspectives on Children and the Law, which will include a one-week study abroad component. The course explores how law and policy can advance children’s rights and well-being globally.   Each year the course… 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 2016-2017:   3L President: Sakinah Jones 2L President: Caitlin Fox VP of Programming: Kirstin Rodrigues VP of Membership: Brandon Reed VP of Community Outreach: Blake Kilday VP of… more »

Wolf Joins Metro Growth Center in Rio

Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, joined the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth in its Spring Break trip to Rio de Janeiro. Part of the International Perspectives on Urban Law & Policy course and led by Metro Growth’s co-chair, Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Jr.… 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 »

Good Deeds During Icy Gridlock

After struggling 12 hours to get home Jan. 28 to Sandy Springs and finally making it Wednesday about 1:15 a.m., Kara Gordon (J.D. ’14) woke up to news that drivers remained stranded along Interstate 285 near where she had been stuck.

“I couldn’t believe that people were still trapped,” Gordon says. “So my mom and… more »

SHLA Students Get a Taste of Real World

Posted On December 6, 2013
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – Ten members of the Student Health Law Association attended the “Fundamentals of Health Care Law,” which was co-sponsored by the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE). One student was also selected to represent Georgia State Law at the 2013 Health… more »

SHLA Students Volunteer at Homeless Shelter

Posted On December 5, 2013
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – Throughout the spring semester, Student Health Law Association (SHLA) members participated in a service project benefitting Covenant House Georgia, culminating on Volunteer Day (April 13, 2013) when many student groups at Georgia State University College of Law come together to help in the community.

Covenant House Georgia provides shelter and services for homeless… more »

2013 Health Law Awards

Posted On November 26, 2013
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – Four health law students were acknowledged for their achievements at the 2013 College of Law Honors Day. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our health law students,” said Charity Scott, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. “These dedicated students have worked hard and truly earned this recognition.”

Sarah Ketchie… more »

Second Place for Moot Court

Georgia State University College of Law’s Moot Court team was named a runner-up in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition on Nov. 1-2.

The team of Kara Gordon (J.D. ’14), Janelle Alleyne (J.D. ’15), Nirvi Shah (J.D. ’15) and coach Gregory Fosheim (J.D. ’14) competed against teams from the universities of Maryland, Oklahoma and… more »