Clinics

HeLP Clinic Experience Reinforces Practice of Law Is Service to Others

In an environment where most classes focus on distilling about 60 cases into three-sentence summaries, the HeLP Clinic provides students with a reminder that the law isn’t just a means of protecting deep pockets. At its best, it’s a safe haven for people with no pockets at all.

Enrolling in the clinic provided the… more »

Health Law Award Recipient Obtains CDC Fellowship

2016 Health Law Award recipient, Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) will join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the HIV prevention division as an ORISE fellow. Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then Turks and Caicos Islands, before becoming a Georgia resident and… more »

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… 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 »

Donohue (J.D. ’16) Advises To Learn and Do While at the College

For as long as he can remember, Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) wanted to go to law school. He grew up with great mentors who were attorneys and interned with Federal Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia during his senior year of high… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Score Two Big Disability Wins

Ryan Behndleman (J.D. ’16) and Ryan Bozarth (J.D. ’16), won two Social Security disability cases for their clients, two children with significant medical disabilities, in the fall while working with the Georgia State Law Heath Law Partnership Clinic. Both children were previously denied disability benefits.

Their first case involved a toddler… more »

Building on Best Practices

An artist who enjoys painting, jewelry making, and fiber arts, Lisa Bliss, director of experiential education and associate clinical professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, also sees teaching the law as a creative process. The professor employs a variety of methods to help students weave different strands of learning together to… 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 »

Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic Starting Fall Semester

This fall, Georgia State Law will open the Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. The yearlong off-site clinic will be taught by the Disability Integration Project’s director, Talley Wells, who will serve as clinic director.

The clinic focuses on advocacy arising… more »

Georgia State Law Ranked 57 in 2017 U.S. News Rankings

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law held steady in U.S. News & World Report rankings at 57 in a three-school tie, out of 196 schools, in the annual graduate rankings released March 16. Georgia State Law was at No. 56 last year.

“We are proud of our standing among U.S. law schools… more »