Student Attends Health Law Conference

The Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) offered an all-day conference entitled “Advanced Health Care Law” this fall.  The Center for Law, Health & Society sponsored one third-year health law student to attend the conference.  Kyle Gregory (JD/MSHA ’14), co-president of the Student Health Law Association, was selected.

Well-known Atlanta lawyers spoke on a variety of health law topics, including information privacy and security, health insurance exchanges, fraud and abuse, and a Medicaid update.  “Although I have had many health administration and health law courses and recognized the topics, I realize that this field is continually changing and there is much to learn,” said Gregory. “The conference helped me understand how each of the individual topics fits into the broader health care regulatory landscape and how the different laws interact with each other.”

“The discussion of cybercrimes was particularly fascinating,” he continued. “The speaker pointed out key weaknesses in the health care system and the unique problems that can arise from a breach of security in the health care setting.”

“The Health Law Section is always looking for ways to engage law students,” said Erin Fuse Brown, assistant professor and member of the Health Law Section’s executive committee. “Inviting students to participate in events such as this conference offer soon-to-be health law attorneys opportunities for networking and learning outside of the classroom before graduating and beginning a career.”

Stacie Kershner, JD
Associate Director
Center for Law, Health & Society