Jones Examines Role of Neuroscience in Legal System at Miller Lecture

Many questions that courts confront—such as ‘Is this person responsible for his behavior? What was this person’s mental state at the time of criminal activity? How accurate is this person’s memory?’ – have a basis in neuroscience, said Owen D. Jones, the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Biological Sciences at… more »

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things… more »

Erin C. Fuse Brown

Fuse Brown Highlights Widespread Roadblock to State Health Reform

The many facets of the health care system can be as varied as the types of ailments that exist and the patients who have them. Sometimes though there’s an issue that causes pain for many parts of the system.

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., highlighted one of them, the Employee Retirement Income… more »

Scott Recognized for Community Service with AALS Award

Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, received the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award for excellence in legal education from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award recognizes outstanding contributions of law teachers in community service in health law.

“Professor Scott’s deep and sustained contributions to the… more »

Using Law and Science in Regulatory Affairs

Before coming to law school, Len Lescosky (J.D. ’09) worked in the pharmaceutical field, and he still does. But Lescosky credits his Georgia State Law experience and training for preparing him to take on his role as vice president of regulatory affairs, chemistry manufacturing and controls at the global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie,… more »

Exhibit Illustrates Need for Interdisciplinary Work in Health Equity

“While health disparities are well documented, they are not well understood,” said Leandris Liburd, associate director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a discussion held by the Center for Law, Health & Society. The event was a collaboration among Georgia State Law, the… more »

Professors Present at IJCLE

Lisa Bliss, associate dean of experiential learning and Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services co-director, participated in a keynote panel at the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education conference held at Northumbria University in Newcastle on Tyne, United Kingdom.

IJCLE editor Elaine Hall moderated the keynote panel, which featured Bliss, Mary Anne… more »

Jones Examines Role of Neuroscience in Legal System at Miller Lecture

 

“I like to think of law as a lever for moving human behavior in directions that it would otherwise not go on its on,” said Owen D. Jones, the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. “If we were going there, we wouldn’t need an… more »

Deluxe Jim Crow

In November, the Centers for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and Law, Health & Society, together with the School of Public Health and Georgia Health Policy Center, hosted Karen Kruse Thomas, staff historian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a lecture and book signing event. Thomas presented “Deluxe Jim Crow… more »

Georgia State Hosts Public Health Receptions

The American Public Health Association hosted their Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta this November.

Demonstrating panther spirit, Georgia State University welcomed the more than 12,000 attendees. Led by the School of Public Health, several colleges and departments across Georgia State University including the Center for Law, Health & Society at College of Law, the… more »