SHLA members are entitled to a variety of benefits, including:
- Access to membership in the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). SHLA is a student group member of AHLA and receives enhanced benefits for its law student members through this affiliation.
- Participation in the SHLA mentor-mentee program, which pairs law students with practicing attorneys in the health law field. The mentor-mentee program's primary goal is to give current law students greater exposure to the actual practice of law, thereby deepening and enriching their substantive legal education.
- Automatic membership upon graduation in the Graduate Health Law Network, a network of Georgia State Law graduates involved in the health law field.
- Invitations to informal small group discussions with visiting speakers.
- Eligibility to participate in health-law related competitions.
Members are invited to participate in a variety of activities, ranging from the predominantly professional to the purely social in nature. These activities will include: gatherings with current students and graduates to learn about career or educational opportunities in the health law field; presentations on timely topics of current interest in health care law, policy, and ethics; and other interesting activities relating to health law. Just a few examples of past speaker programs include:
- Annual Bioethics at the Movies Series
- Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case: Plaintiff's Case and Defendant's Case
- Patient Safety and Medical Errors
- Public Health Initiatives in the Wake of September 11th
- Medical Malpractice: The Physician’s Perspective
- Should Employers Have to Pay for their Employees' Unhealthy Lifestyles?
- Healthcare Advocacy
- Update: The Progress of Healthcare Delivery System Reform
- Health Law Career Panels