HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is seeking a Clinical Fellow for its Health Law and Policy Clinic. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) Clinical Fellow works under the supervision of CHLPI clinical instructors to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to expand access to high-quality healthcare; to reduce health disparities; and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems.
This position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School's clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy clinic, and practice in burgeoning areas of state and national importance.
The Fellow works with clinical staff and students on policy development and advocacy projects to increase access to health care and the quality of health care for low-income individuals and families, explicitly working toward racial justice and equality goals. The Fellow will focus on the role of law and policy in enabling the healthcare system to (1) effectively address the social determinants of health and (2) engage patients fully in their care despite geographic, linguistic, cultural, or other barrier. Regular travel is required in order to work directly with our partners and clients in various locations around the country.
The Fellow works to build upon and extend CHLPI's innovative work in health and public health law and policy. The Fellow also participates in office-wide projects and in the Center's program as a laboratory for innovation in legal practice and clinical legal education.
JD required, earned within the last three years.
Extremely strong oral and written communication and organizational skills required. Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances. Strong motivation, initiative, demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals. Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice. Strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills. Demonstrated commitment to public interest work, social justice issues and/or health care experience is a plus.
CHLPI is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff, committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and members of the LGBTQ community.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to one year from start date, with additional years subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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