Professional Development and Post-Graduate Fellowships

Career Counseling

YHeLPS, the student arm of the Center, coordinates with the Career Development Office to support students who are interested in pursuing careers in health law. Events throughout the year highlight diverse opportunities for health-related summer internships and careers, and they allow students to network with professionals who work in hospitals, law firms, public interest organizations, and government offices.

Fellowships in Law & Public Health

Post-graduate fellowships provide additional opportunities to continue health law study and advocacy at the Law School. The Law School has hosted fellows working on projects such as an NIH grant related to HIV prevention and a study of dispute resolution mechanisms for conflicts and injuries arising from clinical research.

YLS post-graduate fellowship opportunities also include the Liman Program, which funds work in the public interest; the Heyman Fellowships, which fund post-graduate work in government; the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, which funds post-graduate work relating to international justice and women’s rights; and the Yale Public Interest Fellowship Program.

Career Events

April 13, 2023 YLS Alumni Health Law Career Panel, cosponsored by the Yale Health Law & Policy Society, featuring: 

  • Stephanie Akpa, Counselor at Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget
  • Paul Kalb, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Allison Orris, Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 
  • Adam Pan, Associate, Williams & Connolly
  • Allison Zieve, Litigation Group Director, Public Citizen
  • Megan Wulff, Director of Market Oversight and Monitoring, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission 

March 31, 2022 Health Law & Policy Career Night with YLS Alumns

  • Nicholas Oo '20, Investment in Public/Private Biotech, Surveyor Capital
  • Adam Pan '19, Associate, Williams & Connolly LLP 
  • Paul Rodriguez '11, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Emma Roth '17, Staff Attorney, Pregnancy Justice
  • Christen Linke-Young '09, Fellow, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, The Brookings Institution

March 25, 2021 YLS Alumni Health Law Career Panel

  • Rachel Clapp '12, Staff Attorney (Harlem Community Law Office,) The Legal Aid Society
  • Sarah Esty '16, Senior Advisor for Technology and Delivery to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Julian Polaris '15, Partner, Manatt Health
  • Karen Porter '89, Arthur Pinto & Stephen Bohlen Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity and Associate Professor of Clinical Law, Brooklyn Law School

April 2, 2020, YLS Alumni Health Law Career Panel (via zoom), cosponsored by the Yale Health Law & Policy Society, featuring:

  • Cathy Livingston '93, Partner, Jones Day
  • Zain Risvi '17, Law and Policy Researcher (Drug Pricing), Public Citizen
  • Maile Tavepholjalern '11, Senior Counsel, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Megan Wulff '13, Director of Marketing Oversight and Monitoring, MA Health Policy Commission