This course is an introduction to understanding socioeconomic causes of chronic illnesses in low-income and minority communities, and will emphasize the need for legal interventions to such afflictions. In this course, the students will analyze the applicability of current laws, policies and regulations in creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for vulnerable populations. Students will work with Neighborhood Planning Units (“NPUs”) as community partners in order to assess the impact of and provide recommendations for the mitigation of health disparities in underserved communities in the Atlanta area.
Additionally, LHE seeks to engage GSU Law students in community outreach programs designed to educate individuals on the impact of the built environment on the health of residents in their neighborhoods. To this end, each student will participate in preparing and presenting community educational programs for low-income and minority residents, which will also be used by Atlanta Legal Aid Society in their health disparity outreach initiatives.
Before diving into a research project, it's essential to have a strategy for how you will conduct your research.
At the Law Library, we've developed a research worksheet that you can use to help organize the information you've been given and develop a plan for your research. Feel free to make copies and use it as you're given research assignments.