ATLANTA – It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of our colleague and friend Charity Scott. She passed away on March 18, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. Charity taught at Georgia State University College of Law from 1987 to 2020. She loved her 33 years at GSU and the community of students, faculty, and staff that make up the university.
Charity was the founding director of the Georgia State College of Law’s Center for Law, Health, and Society and co-founder of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP), our medical-legal partnership. Under her leadership, Georgia State Law’s health law program grew from one course to a nationally-recognized program with a vast array of courses and experiential learning opportunities, a certificate program and LL.M. Her most recent efforts focused on the health of students and attorneys, launching programs in mindfulness and wellness.
Charity was a mentor and friend to many health law professors. She designed many teaching sessions at the Health Law Professors Conference over the years. She also played an integral role in developing the health law sections of the ABA and of the State Bar of Georgia.
Charity’s teaching, scholarship, and work in the community have had an enduring impact on Georgia State Law, health law teaching, and the health law profession here in Atlanta and across the country.
A memorial service was held at A.S. Turner Funeral Home, Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m. ET. She is survived by her husband, Evans Harrell, her children, Constance and Peter, their spouses, Jacob and Meryl, and two grandchildren, Sam and Faith, as well as several grand-dogs.
If desired, donations can be made in memory of Charity to either of the following:
The Charity Scott Summer Law Student Scholarship, in support of a law student summer internship with the Health Law Partnership. Donations can be made through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2247201 or by check payable to Health Law Partnership Foundation, 975 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 360, Atlanta, GA 30342.
Learn more: https://healthlawpartnership.org/foundation/.
The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State University. Donations can be made at https://netcommunity.gsu.edu/give-to-law, and donors can select the center from the dropdown menu under “Designation.”
Tributes sent to [email protected] or posted to Twitter will be compiled and shared with the family.