Message from the Director
Welcome to the Center for Law, Health & Society!
This vibrant center has been consistently ranked as a top 10 health law program for 12th years and includes a dozen full-time faculty members who are leaders in health law. Their teaching and research interests span the broad array of topics that comprise this exciting field. They contribute to the national discourse on these issues and bring this cutting-edge knowledge into the classroom.
Our students can choose from more than 20 courses and externships we offer in health and business regulation, public and environmental health, health equity and social justice, bioethics and legal medicine, and health sciences and technology. They can gain practical experience in an intraprofessional setting through our award-winning Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, serving low-income patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and their families.
Location is key. Atlanta is both a state capital and regional hub for federal agencies, creating a multitude of opportunities for students. Atlanta is home to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services’ regional office, a large Veteran’s Administration hospital, numerous state agencies, law firms, large health systems, and health-related businesses and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to our degree programs, we offer numerous public presentations to inform and engage our graduates and the broader community. Through our website, you can learn about our faculty and their scholarship, educational programs, events and more.
Leslie E. Wolf, J.D., M.P.H.
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law
Director, Center for Law, Health & Society