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Georgia State University College of Law
Wendy Cromwell
Director of Communications

(404) 413-9050


Calendar of Events

Friday October 11, 2013

Coming Out in a Pre-"Glee" World

11:45 am - 1 pm - Room 230

Come join us to celebrate LGBT Pride Week for a panel discussion and presentation on what it was like to "come out" in a time before tolerance was the growing norm. All are welcome!

Food will be provided!

Contact : Sean Drumm - OUTlaw President


1L Open Memo Lexis Training

Noon - 1 pm - Room 170
Join Lexis to learn how to research for your open memo.  We will walk you through the research steps for your open memo assignement.  Please RSVP by e-mailing Tracy at or by signing up on the "Training at My School" page at  Lunch will be provided. Contact : Tracy Templeton


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Academic Enrichment Program

Noon - 4 pm - Room 100
Contact : Saundra Blalock


The Nanny State? Public Views on Legal Interventions to Fight Obesity and Chronic Disease

1 - 2 pm -

 Location: Room 170, Urban Life Building


Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Law and Public Health

Department of Health Policy and Management

Harvard School of Public Health


Rising levels of obesity, diabetes, and other diseases associated with so-called “lifestyle choices” have sparked interest in how the law could be used to influence health behaviors. Some legal interventions have garnered wide praise, but others have provoked vocal criticisms that they are excessive interferences by the “nanny state.”


What drives the public’s willingness to view these legal interventions as legitimate uses of government authority? This talk will provide insights into public reaction to a range of initiatives to address noncommunicable disease and what can be done to maximize public support.

This event is free and open to the public.


Co-sponsored by the CLE has been applied for from the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (cost is $5). To receive credit, please bring your Georgia Bar number and sign in at the CLE table.



Georgia State University College of Law

140 Decatur Street

Atlanta, GA 30303

Urban Life Building, Room 170


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Stacie Kershner, J.D., Associate Director Center for Law, Health, & Society

Contact : Center for Law, Health & Society’s associate director Stacie Kershner, JD, at 404-413-9088


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