Lytton Appointed to American Law Institute

Georgia State University Distinguished University Professor and professor of law Timothy D. Lytton was one of 35 new members elected to the American Law Institute in July. The ALI is an independent organization dedicated to clarifying, modernizing and improving the law. Membership is limited to 3000 prominent attorneys, judges and legal academics, selected for their… more »

Center Faculty Members Sponsor Health Law Scholarship

The Center for Law, Health & Society announces the Endowed Health Law Scholarship. The Georgia State University College of Law has substantially increased the number of endowed scholarship available to students in the last few years, but, until now, there has not been a scholarship for a student with expressed interest in health law. The… 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 »

Professors Interviewed on NPR

Associate Professor Courtney Anderson and Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law Paul Lombardo were featured experts on National Public Radio this spring.

Lombardo was the featured commentator on NPR’s highly rated podcast Hidden Brain last April.  The forty minute program also included a rare voice recording of a conversation with Carrie… more »

Lombardo and Thompson Present on Eugenics and Alcohol Prohibition

Paul Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, joined Lauren MacIvor Thompson, faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Health & Society and lecturer of history at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine in Los Angeles in May, to present papers… more »

Lombardo Appears with Prize Winning Poet

Paul Lombardo, Regents Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law at Georgia State Law, was not surprised that he was invited to speak at Hofstra University to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the sterilization of Carrie Buck. After all, the New England Journal of Medicine described his book, Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the… more »

Prenatal Genetic Testing Raises Ethical Questions

Paul A. Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is a lawyer/historian who served from 2011 to 2016 as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He has published extensively on topics in health law, medicolegal history and bioethics and is best known for his… more »

Lombardo Serves on Prenatal Genetic Testing Workgroup

Posted On July 1, 2017
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Home News Tags

With easier access to and declining costs of next-generation prenatal genetic testing, more expectant parents are able to learn about potential medical conditions and characteristics about their fetuses, raising ethical questions.

In February, the Hastings Center convened an international, interdisciplinary workgroup “Goals and Practices for Next-Generation Prenatal Testing” at the Open Society Foundation in New… more »

Lombardo Named Regents’ Professor

 

A 1980 newspaper article Lombardo read over breakfast when he was a graduate student at the University of Virginia led to the research for which he is best known. The article described two sisters that the Commonwealth of Virginia involuntarily sterilized in the 1920s. One of them was Carrie Buck, the subject of the… more »