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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Charles (J.D. ’18) Leads National Mindfulness Society’s Student Division

Austin Charles (J.D. ’18), with the help of his faculty advisor Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, is the chair of the Mindfulness in Law Society student division and has taken the lead for developing mindfulness resources and networking among law students who desire to establish mindfulness programs at their… more »

Assar Named Best Overall Oralist at National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Three Georgia State Law students, Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Nathan Chong (J.D. ’18) and Matt Sessions (J.D. ’17) advanced to the octofinal round in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition Nov. 4-5 in Carbondale, Illinois. Assar beat out members of 29 other teams to win awards for Best Preliminary Oralist and Best… more »

Students Visit Biotech Company

Georgia State Law students interested in careers in health law and intellectual property, along with Center for Law, Health & Society director, Leslie Wolf, visited the Marietta, Georgia, corporate headquarters of MiMedx®, a regenerative biomaterial company that manufactures human amniotic membrane derived from full-term donated placentas. Its products have multiple therapeutic uses including ophthalmology, spine,… more »

Gardner Armsby (J.D. ’15) Speaks To Health Care Transactions Class

Gardner Armsby (J.D. ’15) may have graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in 2015, but on Oct. 12 he was in class as an invited guest speaker for the Health Care Transactions practicum. The three-hour, advanced health law class, taught and co-created by Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown… more »

“Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.” at Law Review Symposium on Nov. 11

Georgia State Law Review’s symposium, “Quinlan at 40 – Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.,” will be held 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State Law.

Save the Date When: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 Where: Knowles Conference Center Breakfast… more »

HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »