Center Launching Master of Jurisprudence in Fall 2019

The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law is launching a new master of jurisprudence with a concentration in health law. The M.J. offers non-lawyer health professionals the opportunity to advance their careers by developing a fuller understanding of the role of law and policy in health fields.

“Over the years, we… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Inaugural Journal Symposium: Journal of Legal Medicine

The center will host its inaugural journal symposium, “Solving America’s Drug Pricing Problem,” on Jan. 24-25, 2019. The symposium will kick off Thursday evening with a plenary presentation by Michelle Mello, professor of law and professor of health research and policy at Stanford University, co-author of the National Academies Report Making Medicines Affordable: A National… more »

Center Partners on Interdisciplinary Journal

Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society has partnered with the American College of Legal Medicine on its interdisciplinary publication, the Journal of Legal Medicine.

The partnership developed out of a lunch Professor Roy Sobelson had last year with his former student, Bill Hinnant (J.D. ’01), a lawyer and physician. Hinnant was… more »

Wolf Participates in HIV Workshop in the Netherlands

Center director, Leslie Wolf, participated in a day-long workshop that preceded the international HIV/AIDS conference in Amsterdam to provide expert feedback on recommendations for ethically involving pregnant women in HIV/AIDS research.

Clinical research typically excludes pregnant women for ethical and legal concerns. However, such exclusion results in little evidence to guide treatment of HIV infected… more »

Leslie Wolf Named Distinguished University Professor

Leslie E. Wolf, professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, was among the five Georgia State University faculty to receive a Distinguished University Professorship in 2018. This prestigious honor recognizes faculty who have an outstanding record of scholarship, as well as a history of substantial contributions to the University… more »

Health is a Human Right: Then and Now

On April 16, students in public health law, health equity and health literacy courses presented their research posters to over 100 faculty and students from across Georgia State University in the

Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America exhibit space.  Georgia State University has hosted the exhibit for the past year. Donated by… more »

Litigation Plays an Important Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis, Gluck Says In Coif Speech

Just as there are multiple causes that led to the opioid crisis, multiple responses are needed to address it, said Abbe R. Gluck, professor of law and the faculty director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, at Georgia State Law’s Order of the Coif Distinguished… more »