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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 »

Center Faculty Participate in Life Sciences Conference

Three faculty members from the Center for Law, Health & Society, Yaniv Heled, Patti Zettler and Leslie Wolf, participated Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference, hosted by Loyola University Chicago’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy in September.

The conference is designed to provide an intellectual venue for life science professors, scholars, and practitioners… more »

New Mentorship Program for Health Lawyers

Charity Scott and three graduates of the College of Law have joined a mentorship program for lawyers new to the field of health law.  This program was launched recently by the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

“This new mentorship program is a wonderful opportunity to foster meaningful, one-on-one relationships among experienced… more »

Lombardo and Thompson Present on Eugenics, Prohibition in United Kingdom

Paul Lombardo, Georgia State University College of Law Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, and Lauren MacIvor Thompson, faculty fellow and lecturer of history at Perimeter College, presented papers at the University of Bristol in September at a symposium that explored alcohol, stigma and disability. Lombardo’s paper examined the roles of William… 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 »

Center Partners on Interdisciplinary Journal

Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society has partnered with the American College of Legal Medicine on its interdisciplinary publication, the Journal of Legal Medicine.

The partnership developed out of a lunch Professor Roy Sobelson had last year with his former student, Bill Hinnant (J.D. ’01), a lawyer and physician. Hinnant was… more »

Wolf Participates in HIV Workshop in the Netherlands

Center director, Leslie Wolf, participated in a day-long workshop that preceded the international HIV/AIDS conference in Amsterdam to provide expert feedback on recommendations for ethically involving pregnant women in HIV/AIDS research.

Clinical research typically excludes pregnant women for ethical and legal concerns. However, such exclusion results in little evidence to guide treatment of HIV infected… more »

First Charity Scott Summer Scholarship Awarded

The first Charity Scott Summer Law Student Scholarship was awarded to Charles Cullen (J.D. ’20). The scholarship was created to honor the “vision, inspiration and resourcefulness” of Charity Scott who was one of the driving forces in creating the Health Law Partnership. Scott, Georgia State Law’s Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, served as HeLP’s… more »

Leslie Wolf Named Distinguished University Professor

Leslie E. Wolf, professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, was among the five Georgia State University faculty to receive a Distinguished University Professorship in 2018. This prestigious honor recognizes faculty who have an outstanding record of scholarship, as well as a history of substantial contributions to the University… more »

Todres Completes Fulbright in Ireland

This spring, Jonathan Todres, professor of law and co-author of the book Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law (Oxford University Press), traveled to Ireland to complete a Fulbright research fellowship at the University College Cork School of Law. The highly competitive Fulbright Program sponsors U.S. and foreign faculty and… more »