Lytton Awarded USDA Grant

Georgia State Law professor Timothy D. Lytton and collaborators at North Carolina State University have received a $500,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to study and enhance the food safety practices of small farmers. Georgia State Law students Caitlin Correa (J.D. ’19) and Mark Hunter (J.D. ’20) will be part of the research team.

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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 »

From the Tower to the Trenches: Opioids

The United States is in the midst of a drug abuse epidemic fueled by opioid addiction. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related fatalities have reached more than 42,000 annually, surpassing deaths from motor vehicle crashes. Georgia ranks 11th among states with the highest number of opioid related fatalities, which increased tenfold… more »

Lytton to Deliver Dreben Lecture at Harvard University Tuesday, March 6

ATLANTA—Timothy D. Lytton, associate dean for research and faculty development, Distinguished University Professor and professor of law at Georgia State Law, will deliver the annual Robert and Florence Dreben Lecture at Harvard University at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on… more »

Improving Food Safety

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Distinguished University Professor Timothy D. Lytton’s research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular focus on food policy. He is writing a book, Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Evolving Food Safety System.

How big is the food safety problem?  Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta estimate that each year in the United States, foodborne… more »

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Lytton Named New Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton will become associate dean for research and faculty development for Georgia State Law beginning July 1.

Lytton joined Georgia State Law in 2015. He teaches Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability, and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation, and his research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular… more »

From the Tower to the Trenches: Litigation as a Gun Control Strategy

Firearms violence is a major United States public health problem that has generated widespread concern on both ends of the political spectrum. Unable to advance significant reforms in Congress and state legislatures, gun control advocates have turned to the courts. By suing gun manufacturers for allegedly lax marketing and distribution practices that make it easier… more »