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 »

SHLA Hosts 7th Annual Bioethics at the Movies

Posted On May 8, 2013
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – This spring the Student Health Law Association proudly hosted the 7th annual Bioethics at the Movies. Open to all students at the College of Law, the series features clips from movies and television and discussion on a wide range of topics in bioethics guided by health law faculty. Past themes have included vaccination, human… more »

SHLA Kicks Off the New School Year

Posted On December 7, 2012
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – The Student Health Law Association (SHLA) kicked off another exciting year by sponsoring the popular annual event “Introduction to Health Law,” on August 21, 2012.  Offered at lunch and again in the evening, health law students gathered to meet the College of Law’s health law professors and to learn about upcoming programs and opportunities.

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SHLA Hosts Happy Hour at Front Page News

Posted On December 7, 2012
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – Starting law school can be a major adjustment.  Between class, papers, exams, and internships, students can easily become overwhelmed and forget to relax.  Recognizing this, the Student Health Law Association (SHLA) gathered on Wednesday, September 12, at Front Page News, to provide a forum for new students to meet and relax with veteran health… more »

Why the Gray Matters: The Relationship Between Law and Ethics

Posted On July 12, 2012
Categories CLHS, Students

By Jane “Danny” Vincent, 3L

[NOTE: This essay is the author’s final reflection paper on her experiences in an independent study project she undertook with Professor Paul Lombardo in the spring semester 2012, during which she had the opportunity to shadow Grady Health System’s medical ethicist, Jason Lesandrini. For a news story about this project,… more »