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Lisa Radtke Bliss

Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education, Co-Director of HeLP Legal Services Clinic    ,
J.D. with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law
B.A. with honors, University of North Florida
Health Law and Policy
Law and Medicine

Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate clinical professor, director of experiential education and co-director of HeLP Legal Services Clinic, teaches in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, an interdisciplinary community collaboration among Georgia State Law, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Atlanta Legal Aid Society that serves families of low-income children being treated at Children’s . Bliss holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Bliss also teaches Interviewing and Counseling, Public Interest Law and Social Welfare and Advanced Techniques in Pretrial Litigation. Previously, she was a faculty member at University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she taught a nine-credit hour clinical course and supervised students in the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic.

Bliss is a regular presenter at national and international conferences on legal education as well as conferences in the health field. She frequently speaks about interdisciplinary education, the development of clinical legal education in the context of a medical-legal partnership, and on the implementation of Best Practices in Legal Education. Bliss has written on topics related to the impact of medical-legal partnerships, interdisciplinary education and experiential education. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education.

In 2012, Bliss spent two months in Thailand, where she worked with an NGO and Thai law professors to develop and strengthen experiential education, including developing proposals for law school clinics and the creation of classroom materials to support clinical legal education. Bliss’ professional experience includes seven years of private practice as a litigator in Atlanta. She also served for three and a half years as deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, where she supervised the pro bono service of private lawyers and clinical law students and lectured at Continuing Legal Education Seminars. She chaired the Fulton County Family Court Information & Education Committee, which developed the Family Law Information Center, a resource for pro se litigants in Fulton County. Bliss is admitted to the Georgia and Florida bars.

Bliss earned her J.D. with honors from University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was on the editorial board of the Law Review. She earned her B.A. with honors from the University of North Florida.

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