Academics

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

A century ago, influenza infected an estimated one-third of the world’s population, claiming over 500,000 Americans and at least 50 million worldwide. The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law hosted the “100th Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Prevention and Control of Communicable Disease Then and Now,” in October to examine… more »

The Implication of Changes to the Supreme Court on Reproductive Health

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement raises questions about the future of Roe v. Wade and how any changes to the federal law could impact women’s access to abortion and reproductive health care more generally. In September, before Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the court, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State… more »

First Class of Certificate Graduates Five Years Later

2018 marks Georgia State Law’s fifth anniversary of the health law certificate program, which allows students to concentrate their studies. The certificate program is designed to foster the knowledge, skills and values that contemporary health lawyers need in this rapidly-changing field.

The certificate program introduces students to a broad range of health law topics and… more »

LL.M. with a Concentration in Health Law

Posted On February 2, 2017

Health Law Program for Attorneys

Georgia State University College of Law, through its Center for Law, Health & Society, offers a master of laws (LL.M.) in health law . This program fosters the knowledge, skills and values that the contemporary health lawyer needs in the rapidly changing and challenging environment of health law.

The program… more »

Todres Develops Study Abroad Course on Children’s Rights

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 »

Caley and Bliss Promoted to Clinical Professors

Lisa Bliss and Sylvia Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89) were both promoted to the rank of clinical professor. Caley is the co-director of the Health Law Partnership and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic. Caley’s expertise is in the intersection of law and poverty. In addition to HeLP and the clinic, Caley teaches Health… more »

If We Don’t Own Our Genes, What Protects Subjects in Genetic Research?

By Leslie E. Wolf and Erin Fuse Brown, Georgia State University, and Laura Beskow, Duke University

On February 25, the White House hosted a forum on the National Institute of Health’s Precision Medicine Initiative. This is an ambitious research study that aims to develop targeted drugs and treatments that would vary… more »

Wolf Joins Metro Growth Center in Rio

Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, joined the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth in its Spring Break trip to Rio de Janeiro. Part of the International Perspectives on Urban Law & Policy course and led by Metro Growth’s co-chair, Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Jr.… more »