Charity ScottCatherine C. Henson Professor of Law and Director for the Center for Law, Health & Society
Charity Scott is the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law with a joint appointment in Georgia State University's College of Law and J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Institute of Health Administration. She is also the Director of the Center for Law, Health & Society at the College of Law. Professor Scott teaches various courses on health care law and policy, bioethics, tort law, and negotiation. She is Associate Faculty with Emory University's Center for Ethics, where for many years she joined an interdisciplinary faculty team to offer clinical ethics classes for third-year medical students.
Professor Scott is a member of the American Law Institute. She was the 2010 recipient of the Heroes in Healthcare Ethics Award, presented by the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia. She was the 2006 recipient of the Jay Healey Distinguished Health Law Professor Award, presented by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She was the 2004 recipient of the Exceptional Service Award presented by Georgia State University to a faculty member for discipline-related service.
Professor Scott is a member of the Governing Council of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. She has also served as Chair of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and for many years was the Editor of its publication on federal and state health law developments.
Professor Scott has given national and regional presentations on health law topics to legal and medical audiences, including the American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, Federal Judicial Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia. She has published on a variety of health law issues, including conflict resolution in health care, antitrust and the health care field, medical ethics and the law, medical privacy, and health policy.
Professor Scott is committed to expanding the opportunities for lawyers and health care professionals to work and learn together about issues at the intersection of law, health, ethics, and public policy. The Center for Law, Health & Society fosters strong educational programs to equip graduate students in law and the health professions to meet society's many health challenges in the 21st century. The Center also supports collaboration among multi-disciplinary faculty and practitioners whose research and professional work can help to improve health and the health care system.
One illustration of this commitment is the educational and community outreach project known as the Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration among Georgia State Law's Center for Law, Health & Society, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to improve the health of low-income children and their families in metropolitan Atlanta through on-site legal services clinics at Children's hospitals. By combining the health care expertise of hospital professionals with the legal expertise of attorneys, HeLP provides a coordinated and integrated set of services to address the multiple determinants of low-income children's health. Professor Scott was the Director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic at the law school from 2005-2010.
Professor Scott earned an M.S.C.M (master of science in conflict management) degree from Kennesaw State University in 2009 (Golden Key Honour Society); J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1979 (cum laude): and A.B. degree with honors from Stanford University in 1973 (Phi Beta Kappa).Charity Scott
E-mail: charity@@E R A S Egsu.edu
Health Law and Policy
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Courses Taught: Health Law: Liability, Torts I & II, Bioethics and the Law, Seminar in Health Law, Antitrust