Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law in Georgia State University’s College of Law, has joined the leadership of two national associations. She became a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and has been appointed as a section councilor in a new law section of the American Public Health GSU Law Professor Charity ScottAssociation.

ASLME is a national, multidisciplinary organization that serves the legal and health related professions through educational conferences, publications and other activities. “ASLME is a leader in bringing together lawyers, academics and health professionals to collaborate on cutting-edge issues that impact the health of people globally, said Scott. “I am honored to be asked to serve on its board.”

Scott’s appointment as a section councilor in the law section of the American Public Health Association is noteworthy as the specialty group is in its first active year. A section councilor is an at-large member of the new law section’s executive committee. Scott says the elevation to law section status “reflects the hard work of its leadership and APHA’s awareness of the critical role that law and lawyers play in the public’s health.”

Scott’s professorship is funded through an endowment established by Georgia State Law alumna Catherine C. Henson. Henson is a member of the GSU Foundation Board of Advisors and the College of Law Board of Advisors. She founded the Georgia School Council Institute, a nonprofit organization that facilitates collaboration among parents, educators and members of the business community to improve Georgia’s public schools and was a member of the State Board of Education.

Henson is a long-standing supporter of Georgia State – she also established the Catherine Henson Scholarship for law students and is a lifetime member of the GSU Alumni Association. She is also a founding member of the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative at GSU.