State Bar Health Law Section Awards Summer Stipends

The Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia launched an exciting new opportunity this year for health law students, a summer internship stipend for students interested in participating in unpaid health law positions. Students seeking summer work in federal or state government agencies, nonprofit legal services or health care organizations were eligible.

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Caley Leaves Mark Fighting for Health Equity as She Retires

After seeing the real issues of inequality with her patients as a nurse, Sylvia Caley (MBA ’86, J.D. ’89) went to law school to help more people rather than just one patient at a time. This influenced her to commit time and resources to achieving health equity.

Caley is retiring after 11 years as the director… more »

A Little “HeLP” for Our Friends: Graduate Trains Doctors and Medical Students

Georgia State Law graduate Laurice Rutledge Lambert (J.D. ’10) initially considered medical school. Realizing she didn’t like the sight of blood, she pursued health care law instead. An associate at Baker Hostetler (formerly McKenna Long & Aldridge), she advises health care providers on regulatory and compliance matters and structuring of complex transactions.

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Externships Promote Lawyering Skills and Professional Identity Formation

While a law student, Bethany Ensley Sherrer (J.D./M.B.A./M.H.A. ’15) participated in an externship with the Georgia Hospital Association. “This externship was invaluable to me,” said Sherrer, legal counsel for the Medical Association of Georgia. “In addition to legal skills, the externship taught professional skills, such as how to manage several projects at once.”

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A HeLPing Hand: Celebrating the HeLP Legal Services Clinic

When the judge at an administrative hearing for Social Security benefits leaves the room following the hearing, it can be weeks or months before a decision is rendered about whether to award benefits. Parents or caregivers making the appeal for a disabled child can sit in a stew of worry.

Sometimes, though, the nerve-shredding is… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years

Save the Date! Thursday, Sept. 14 Donations in honor of the 10th anniversary are greatly appreciated and will benefit the Charity Scott Summer Law School Scholarship, a stipend for summer students who work at the HeLP office. More information will be posted soon about this event on the Center for Law, Health & Society website.… 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 »