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New Faces, New Roles at HeLP

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) has new people in new roles this year. HeLP, a medical-legal partnership among Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, provides civil legal services to low-income patients of Children’s and their families.

Sylvia Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89), now professor emeritus, served… more »

Graduate Happenings

On the Move

Joseph Cantrell (J.D. ’15) is celebrating one year as the senior manager of state affairs at the American College of Rheumatology.

Christian Dennis (J.D. ’16) joined Rutherford and Christie as an associate in October defending health care providers and long term care facilities.

Gregory Fosheim (J.D. ’14) joined McDermott Will & Emery LLP in… more »

Center Faculty Members Sponsor Health Law Scholarship

The Center for Law, Health & Society announces the Endowed Health Law Scholarship. The Georgia State University College of Law has substantially increased the number of endowed scholarship available to students in the last few years, but, until now, there has not been a scholarship for a student with expressed interest in health law. The… more »

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 »

Bliss Presents at Clinical Conference in Australia

Lisa Bliss, associate dean of experiential education and clinical programs and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, participated in the plenary panel at the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, in November. The conference theme was “Adding Value: How Clinics Contribute to Communities, Students and the Legal… more »

Anderson Speaks on Fair Housing at Federal Reserve Bank

In November, associate professor Courtney Anderson was an invited participant in roundtable discussion of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The event, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, was entitled “Fair Housing: A Look Back and Forward at Racial Equity in Atlanta (and the Southeast)” and brought together community leaders, scholars… more »

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 »

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 »