Spending part of spring break learning about the lives, challenges, and hopes of people in immigrant squatter communities in San Jose, Costa Rica, prompted Jobena Hill (J.D./M.B.A. ’19) to reflect on what true success means.
“As law students, we are conditioned to focus on our grades, awards, rankings and titles – as they are what… more »
The Center for Law, Health & Society faculty are well-regarded teachers and scholars, but they also seek to have an impact beyond the world of academia. A sampling of their activities over the last several months provides a glimpse at the ways in which faculty members bring their research and expertise to others.
Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres and students Chae Mims (J.D. ’17), and Min Ji Kim (J.D. ’18) delivered more than 200 donated books on Oct. 21 to the Fugees Family, a Clarkston-based nonprofit organization that works with refugee children.
The books were the culmination of a drive sponsored by Georgia… more »
“A person is a person, no matter how small.” This classic quote from Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who is what inspired Professor Jonathan Todres to write a book about the human rights lessons one can learn from children’s books.
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 »
Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.
The tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.
While such devastating cases understandably draw the most attention, they risk leaving the… more »
From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »
Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »