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 »

From the Interim Dean: Need for Educated Health Law Professionals Never Greater

It is not secret that health law has dominated the news this year. It is an area that affects people in their daily lives and has wide-reaching implications for society. Health is a complex concept that is determined by far more than the simple availability of quality medical care. It is also heavily influenced by… more »

Research Drives Alexander, Fuse Brown, Lucas and Weber Who All Received Tenure

Georgia State Law faculty members Charlotte Alexander, Erin Fuse Brown and Lauren Sudeall Lucas have been promoted to associate professor with tenure and associate professor Robert Weber was recently awarded tenure. This designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication each has to their students,… 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 »

James Mitchell

Mitchell Joins HeLP Legal Services Clinic as Supervising Attorney

James “Jimmy” Mitchell has joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as a supervising attorney and brings a wealth of legal practice and research experience to his new role. Most recently, he was employed as an associate with Nall & Miller LLP. He defended both national and local corporations in governmental liability, constitutional law,… 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 »

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 »

Author Temple Grandin: Develop Strengths in Treating Autism

“When I was young, I thought everybody processed information the way I did. I didn’t know I was different,” said best-selling author Temple Grandin, professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and an autism advocate. “I was not allowed to become a recluse.”

Diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 when… more »

Meet the New Center Director!

Professor Leslie Wolf assumed the role of director of the Center for Law, Health & Society on July 1, 2014, succeeding founding director Charity Scott. “This is an exciting time for the center,” Wolf said. “The first ten years were about building the foundation – bringing in the faculty to support the courses and programs… more »