Center for Law, Health & Society

Lombardo Appointed Regents’ Professor by Board of Regents 

Paul A. Lombardo, Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, was awarded a Regents’ Professorship, the highest academic appointment in the University System of Georgia. Lombardo joins the College of Law’s Bill Edmundson, Regents’ Professor of Law and Philosophy, as one of only two law professors in the system to receive the honor.

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HeLP Clinic Experience Reinforces Practice of Law Is Service to Others

In an environment where most classes focus on distilling about 60 cases into three-sentence summaries, the HeLP Clinic provides students with a reminder that the law isn’t just a means of protecting deep pockets. At its best, it’s a safe haven for people with no pockets at all.

Enrolling in the clinic provided the… more »

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… more »

Novak’s New Book, Focus of May 3 Conference

Scholars from leading U.S. law schools gathered May 3 for a daylong conference to discuss and provide feedback on the forthcoming book, A New Democracy: Law and the Creation of the Modern State, by William Novak, a University of Michigan law professor and legal historian. The book will be published by Harvard University Press.

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Professors Receive Top Honors at Annual University Faculty Awards

At the Georgia State University annual faculty awards on May 10, several members of the Georgia State Law faculty, Natsu Saito, Tanya Washington and Lisa Radtke Bliss, earned top honors.

Saito was named University Distinguished Professor; Washington, professor of law,… more »

Donohue (J.D. ’16) Advises To Learn and Do While at the College

For as long as he can remember, Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) wanted to go to law school. He grew up with great mentors who were attorneys and interned with Federal Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia during his senior year of high… more »

Dr. Valentine Pursues J.D./M.S.H.A. To Bridge Communication Gap in Health Care

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 a Georgia State University student.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony ‘‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A. ’16)…Until… more »

Lisa Radtke Bliss

From the Director: Experiential Learning at Georgia State Law

The most powerful learning for law students occurs when they are able to link theory and practice. Georgia State Law students receive a strong foundation in academics, blended with practical skills education throughout the three years of law school. Our experiential curriculum allows students to become immersed in the practice of law through… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Score Two Big Disability Wins

Ryan Behndleman (J.D. ’16) and Ryan Bozarth (J.D. ’16), won two Social Security disability cases for their clients, two children with significant medical disabilities, in the fall while working with the Georgia State Law Heath Law Partnership Clinic. Both children were previously denied disability benefits.

Their first case involved a toddler… more »

Improv in the Negotiations Classroom Pays Off

When Professor Charity Scott explains her plans to incorporate improv techniques into her Negotiations course, students typically respond with skepticism and apprehension.

Improv Tactics

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, shared these key improv skills, which she finds useful in developing as a lawyer and going through life:

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