Experiential Learning

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 »

Student Papers Recognized at National Conferences

American Society of Bioethics and Humanities: Aubrey Incorvaia

The paper that Aubrey Incorvaia, a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, originally wrote for center director Leslie Wolf’s human subjects research class last spring was recognized by the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities as one of the best student… 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 »

Wolf Presents for Women Inspire

Millions of Americans have shared their genomes with private companies to learn more about their ancestry. DNA kits have become popular family gifts. But the arrest of the Golden State Killer using genomic data relatives had uploaded to a genealogical website brought up an important question: how can the genetic data hared with private companies… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »