Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Public Health Law and Policy (2 spring classroom credits). Some seats are reserved for clinical students. Students who enroll in this clinic will be enrolled in the required course by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. If a student drops this clinic, they will also lose their seat in the required class component.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: January 13, 2017.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to this clinic by submitting an application.
Placement Site: HLS.
Students enrolled in the Health Law and Policy Clinic participate in a broad range of national and state law and policy initiatives aimed at achieving more equitable and just health care systems in the United States. To this end, students engage in law and policy work to promote legal, regulatory, and other reforms that expand access to high-quality health care, reduce health disparities, and support community education and advocacy capacity.
Through the Clinic, students work to develop, inform, and implement cutting-edge health law and policy at the state and national levels through regulatory and legislative advocacy and impact-oriented litigation. Student projects involve:
- Promoting sound implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other health reforms that support access to high-quality and affordable health care at the state and federal levels in collaboration with community-based partners;
- Developing and implementing a national litigation strategy to address unfair and discriminatory insurance practices with a focus on addressing health disparities and reducing barriers to health care for our most vulnerable populations; and
- Providing law and policy research, analysis and technical assistance to state and national health advocacy leaders, health and social service providers and government to protect and promote health and public health program best practices.
Students enrolled in the Clinic work closely with clinical faculty to become skilled, innovative, and thoughtful practitioners, gaining a wealth of hands-on experience in health and public health law and policy development. This Clinic experience helps students to develop a range of lawyering skills, including problem-solving, policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, case and litigation strategy development, legislation and regulation drafting, and group facilitation.
Students who would like to participate in the clinic must enroll through clinical registration. Clinical placements are available for 3, 4, or 5 clinical credits. Students who enroll in the clinic will also be enrolled in the required seminar (Public Health Law and Policy, 2 spring classroom credits) by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. Their enrollment in this seminar is dependent on their clinical enrollment (should they drop the clinic, they will also be dropped from the seminar).
See the clinic website at www.chlpi.org for a more in-depth description of current clinic projects. For more information about the clinic please email Professor Robert Greenwald at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the clinical suite in the WCC 3130.