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 Care Law Update and Annual Meeting sponsored by the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA) of the Georgia Hospital Association.

Leading attorneys provided an overview of the key statutes and regulations in health care, including Medicare, Medicaid, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback at both programs. “The content was very informative and the presenters did a good job of honing in on key concepts within such a wide breadth of topics,” said Barbara Rogers (J.D. ’16), who attended the ICLE program. “It felt a little bit like a sprint through a marathon but made me look forward to my upcoming health law coursework.”

“Going beyond the abstract concepts found in case books, the speakers addressed the nuances of health law as applied in the real world,” added Gregory Fosheim (J.D. ’14), SHLA President and GAHA conference attendee.

Students also took advantage of the opportunity to network with attorneys practicing in health law and related areas. “I sat next to an attorney who works in intellectual property law who came to the conference hoping to get into the health law field,” said Katie Darracott (J.D.’15), who also attended the ICLE program. “It was nice to be able to share information about events and speakers at the law school with an experienced attorney.”

Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08)
Associate Director
Center for Law, Health & Society
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