What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things that… more »

Exhibit Illustrates Need for Interdisciplinary Work in Health Equity

“While health disparities are well documented, they are not well understood,” said Leandris Liburd, associate director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a discussion hosted by Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society. The event was a collaboration among the… more »

Wendy F. Hensel

From the Interim Dean: Need for Educated Health Law Professionals Never Greater

It is not secret that health law has dominated the news this year. It is an area that affects people in their daily lives and has wide-reaching implications for society. Health is a complex concept that is determined by far more than the simple availability of quality medical care. It is also heavily influenced by access to clean water and… more »

A HeLPing Hand: Celebrating the HeLP Legal Services Clinic

When the judge at an administrative hearing for Social Security benefits leaves the room following the hearing, it can be weeks or months before a decision is rendered about whether to award benefits. Parents or caregivers making the appeal for a disabled child can sit in a stew of worry.

Sometimes, though, the nerve-shredding is limited because an appeal is so… more »

Leslie E. Wolf: Thoughtful and Trustworthy

Several female colleagues were playing a game in which each selected a card she felt best described the “it” person. Every card chosen for Leslie E. Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, said, “The one we would most like to have her finger on the nuclear… more »

Research Drives Alexander, Fuse Brown, Lucas and Weber Who All Received Tenure

Georgia State Law faculty members Charlotte Alexander, Erin Fuse Brown and Lauren Sudeall Lucas have been promoted to associate professor with tenure and associate professor Robert Weber was recently awarded tenure. This designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication each has to their students,… more »

James Mitchell

Mitchell Joins HeLP Legal Services Clinic as Supervising Attorney

James “Jimmy” Mitchell has joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as a supervising attorney and brings a wealth of legal practice and research experience to his new role. Most recently, he was employed as an associate with Nall & Miller LLP. He defended both national and local corporations in governmental liability, constitutional law,… 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 »

Georgia State Law Ranked 57 in 2017 U.S. News Rankings

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law held steady in U.S. News & World Report rankings at 57 in a three-school tie, out of 196 schools, in the annual graduate rankings released March 16. Georgia State Law was at No. 56 last year.

“We are proud of our standing among U.S. law schools… more »

Author Temple Grandin: Develop Strengths in Treating Autism

“When I was young, I thought everybody processed information the way I did. I didn’t know I was different,” said best-selling author Temple Grandin, professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and an autism advocate. “I was not allowed to become a recluse.”

Diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 when… more »