Clinic - Health Law Externship

Credits: 3.00
Faculty: Karen Porter

This is an extern clinic in which students work in various public sector field placements that maintain a health law practice. The goal of the clinic is to offer students a practical opportunity to deepen their understanding of legal issues confronting health care organizations and other public and non-profit organizations whose mission include health care delivery, access to care, public health or broader public policy concerns. Students work under the close supervision of an attorney at the placement site. Each student is responsible for producing substantive work products. The nature of the work product will differ from site to site. At some field placements the work will be advisory, transactional or policy development in nature. Other placements may require direct client or constituent advocacy. No matter where they are placed, students should be prepared to do substantive research and writing. Students must devote a minimum of 12 hours per week to the placement.Students receive 3 credits for the field placement and 1 credit for a required seminar.

Enrollment Notes:

This clinic enrolls students in the spring only. The externship is graded P/F only. The seminar is letter grade only.