Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.
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“Haunted Files: The Eugenics Records Office” opened last fall at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. The exhibit was described by the New York Times as an office complete with original filing cabinets from the 1920s containing copies of “research” on families purported to have undesirable traits such as mental disability, sexual deviancy, criminal… more »
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Parham v. J.R. that parents ultimately have the right to make decisions for their children in areas concerning health, education and family life. The case involved institutionalized children in Georgia. On September 30, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State… more »
Paul A. Lombardo, Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is featured prominently in the first segment of a three-part documentary, “Law and Justice,” shown on South Korean public television.
The first documentary hour, “Whose Side is the Law On,” begins with an interview of Lombardo. It highlights his decades-long research and… more »
Nine Georgia State University College of Law faculty members and staff attended the 37th Annual Health Law Professors Conference in June, 2014. The conference is sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and was held at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Several Georgia State Law… more »
Georgia State Law Professor Paul Lombardo consulted on a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The exhibition, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” is on display at the Schmidt Center Gallery at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., through Sunday, Feb. 16.
Lombardo, a eugenics expert and historian,… more »