Alumni in the News

Graduate Champions Policy to Improve Health

“Lawyers have an opportunity and an obligation to advocate for and lead policy change,” said J. Craig Wilson (J.D./M.P.A. ’05). He stresses the importance of lawyers to share their skills in critical thinking, problem solving and communication to develop and advance policy that will improve health outcomes.

In his role as health policy director for… more »

Graduate Combines Love of Nursing and Forensics to Improve Patient Safety

Working at Grady Memorial Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta early in her nursing career, Beatrice Yorker (J.D. ’88) frequently saw the classic signs of child abuse, which set the course for Yorker’s life work.

After earning her J.D., she involved herself in probing the shadowy corners of human care. Her investigations led to a… more »

Jones Examines Role of Neuroscience in Legal System at Miller Lecture

Many questions that courts confront—such as ‘Is this person responsible for his behavior? What was this person’s mental state at the time of criminal activity? How accurate is this person’s memory?’ – have a basis in neuroscience, said Owen D. Jones, the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Biological Sciences at… more »

Lombardo Named Regents’ Professor

 

A 1980 newspaper article Lombardo read over breakfast when he was a graduate student at the University of Virginia led to the research for which he is best known. The article described two sisters that the Commonwealth of Virginia involuntarily sterilized in the 1920s. One of them was Carrie Buck, the subject of the… more »

Graduate Happenings

Order of the Coif

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Order of the Coif chapter inducted alumni who rank in the top 10 percent of the previous three years’ classes in a ceremony on Nov. 10. The Center for Law, Health & Society congratulates the following health law certificate and HeLP clinic graduates inducted… more »

Visiting Fellow Focuses on History of Birth Control Law

Research on the history of birth control often focuses on Margaret Sanger, who tied birth control to eugenic ideas of “better babies” to achieve social acceptance and legalization. Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Ph.D. ’16), a historian of law, medicine and women’s rights, who joined the Center for Law, Health & Society as a visiting… 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 »

Bliss Honored for Exceptional Service, Scholarship and Teaching

Lisa Bliss’s commitment to discipline-related service was honored with the Georgia State University 2016 Exceptional Service Award that also recognizes her excellence in scholarship and teaching. “My goal is to foster an educational environment in which students explore the meaning and application of law, ethics, and professional identity in real situations, thus preparing them for… more »

Caley Receives Award for Community Service and Social Justice

An advocate for children with health care needs in low-income families, Sylvia Caley (M.B.A ’86; J.D. ’89), clinical professor, has left an indelible mark on the community in her quest to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.

Georgia State University President Mark Becker presented Caley with Georgia State University’s Carl V. Patton President’s Award… more »

Burnett (J.D. ’09) Honored for Work in Reproductive Justice

In law school, Madison Burnett (J.D. ’09) led a campaign to help refugee women have safe births. That passion for helping others led the National Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter to honor her with its 2015 Outstanding Alumni award.

She started the Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter at Georgia State University College… more »