October 18, 2007
Join the Georgia State University College of Law in welcoming our newest faculty colleagues -- three individuals who come to us as talented academics and established scholars in their respective fields: Professors Russell Covey, Jonathan Todres and Leslie Wolf.
“We are particularly proud to welcome these colleagues at a momentous time in our college's history, the celebration of the 25th year of our founding, and a year in which we will proudly celebrate a story – a generation – of growth and success,” said Dean Steven Kaminshine. “We are delighted at the arrival of these new faculty members, who will build on this story and join with us as we advance into our second generation.”
Russell Dean Covey
Russell Covey is Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University's College of Law. Professor Covey's research focuses on criminal law and procedure, and he is the author of numerous articles on topics including the death penalty, police interrogation, crime and popular culture, jury selection, and plea bargaining. As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Professor Covey has filed amicus briefs and represented pro bono clients in criminal appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the College of Law, he taught at Whittier Law School in Southern California and practiced criminal and civil litigation at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Professor Covey teaches courses in domestic and international criminal law and criminal procedure. He received his J.D. at Yale Law School, M.A. at Princeton University and A.B at Amherst College.
Jonathan Todres is Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University's College of Law. He has published numerous articles on a range of children's rights issues and health law issues. Professor Todres is a Vice-Chair of the International Human Rights Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and the Immediate Past Chair of the Section's International Health Law Committee. His research focuses on children's rights issues, particularly those related to trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and health law issues. Professor Todres previously taught at New York University School of Law and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University and, prior to his legal career, worked for a number of years in international health. Professor Todres teaches courses on public health law, human rights and children, and international and comparative health law. He received his J.D. at Columbia Law School and B.A. at Clark University.
Leslie E. Wolf
Leslie E. Wolf is Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University's College of Law. She conducts research in a variety of areas in health and public health law and ethics, with a particular focus on research ethics. She has conducted empirical research on conflicts of interest, research with stored biological materials, Certificates of Confidentiality, IRB Web guidance, and HIV-related laws and policies. Prior to joining the law school, Professor Wolf taught medical ethics and research ethics at the University of California San Francisco, where she also served on the UCSF institutional review board and advisory committee regarding stem cell research. She also previously was selected as a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy and as a Greenwall Faculty Scholar. Professor Wolf teaches courses on human subjects research, public health law, and HIV and the law. She received her M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, J.D. at Harvard Law School and A.B. at Stanford University.