Lisa Bliss is Associate Clinical Professor at Georgia State University's College of Law and Co-Director of the in-house Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic.
Professor Bliss serves as a member of the Best Practices Implementation Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association and as Associate Editor of Litigation News, published by the ABA Section of Litigation. Her professional experience includes private practice as a litigator, public interest service as Deputy Director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and clinical teaching. Her teaching interests include creating interdisciplinary learning experiences for law students together with students in the health professions and incorporating experiential learning in both clinical and nonclinical courses.
Professor Bliss earned her J.D. With Honors from the University of Florida College of Law where she served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Law Review. She earned her B.A. With Honors from the University of North Florida. She is admitted to the Georgia and Florida Bars.
Professor Bliss teaches courses on public interest law and social welfare, pretrial litigation, and HeLP Clinic I and II.
Sylvia Caley is Associate Clinical Professor at Georgia State University's College of Law. She also serves as Director of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and Co-Director of the in-house HeLP Legal Services Clinic.
Professor Caley has extensive experience in health care, health law and policy, and poverty law, and her workrelated interests have centered on the intersection of health and poverty. Of particular interest to her is the devastating effect that serious illness has on families, and how solving legal problems can help to improve the health and social well-being of low-income children. Professor Caley is a member of the Grady Health System Ethics Committee and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Bioethics Committee.
Professor Caley earned her R.N. from the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing and her B.A. from Oglethorpe University. She earned both her M.B.A. and her J.D. from Georgia State University.
Professor Caley teaches courses on health legislation and advocacy and HeLP Clinic I and II. She also lectures extensively on legal issues affecting child health and well-being.
Emily Suski received a Bachelor's degree with distinction, a Master of Social Work, and a Law degree from the University of North Carolina. She also received a Master of Laws degree with honors in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Emily is a Clinical Supervising Attorney in the in-house Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic at the Georgia State University College of Law. Prior to joining the HeLP Clinic, she co-taught the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, and she was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. She also worked at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Professor Suski has extensive experience advocating for children and adolescents with disabilities and has trained hundreds of medical professionals, lawyers, and others on education and disability law. Her professional and teaching interests include how health, disabilities, and poverty affect students in the public education system, as well as the ways interdisciplinary collaboration can improve outcomes for youth with health problems and disabilities.
Professor Suski co-teaches the HeLP I and II courses.
Shamecia Powers joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as Senior Administrative Coordinator in March 2009. Her background includes office and budget management and conference planning. Powers capably assists with the day-to-day operations of the clinic, including training HeLP clinic students on the case management software; using her Spanish written and oral skills to communicate with clients; and helping Professors Bliss and Caley with clinic administration.
She also ensures that clinic record-keeping systems are secure and current. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a GSU alumna, with an M.B.A. and an M.H.A. from the Robinson College of Business.