BLS - Health Law and Policy Fellowship

Hands-on Experience in a Dynamic and Growing Field

The Health Law and Policy Fellowship is designed for Law School students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and/or professional achievement in health, public health, science, and/or biotechnology, and who are interested in pursuing legal careers in those fields.

The centerpiece of each two-year fellowship is a major research project on a legal or policy issue related to medicine, health care, public health, and/or biotechnology, undertaken during the fellow’s first fellowship year and completed in the second year. The project culminates in a research paper, which in turn forms the basis for a presentation to other fellows and guests at an event during the school year. Each fellow works closely with at least one faculty member or leading professional with expertise in the area while completing his or her research project. Fellows also participate in, and help organize, events sponsored by the Center for Health, Science & Public Policy.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Rising second-year law students are selected for this program at the end of each academic year. Full-time students should apply at the end of their first year. Part-time students are encouraged to apply at the end of their first or second year. Applicants must demonstrate the following qualities to be selected for the Health Law and Policy Fellowship:

  • Leadership - proven ability to successfully develop and lead projects
  • Academics - the ability to successfully develop, complete, and present a research project
  • Service - commitment to promoting progress and understanding in medicine, public health, or biotechnology

Application Process
Applications are generally due in the spring semester prior to the award year.

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