About YHeLPS


 A Message from the Board: 

On behalf of the Yale Health Law & Policy Society, welcome to Yale! We are incredibly lucky to have a huge variety of opportunities in health law at YLS, and YHeLPS serves as a central hub for the health law student community. We plan speaker events and conferences in collaboration with other groups, as well as more informal meet ups throughout the year. Some of the focuses for the upcoming year are projects related to the gun violence prevention, mental health and disability law, presidential candidates’ policy positions on healthcare, and global health. In your first semester, we hope you’ll take advantage of our great events and get to know some of the other students who are interested in health law. There will also be opportunities to get involved directly with event coordination and by joining the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics. Be on the lookout for more information on our welcome brunch held early in the semester!

Mission:

The Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS) serves as a central hub for health-related programming at the Yale Law School. YHeLPS invites speakers, plans career info sessions and networking events, organizes experiential learning opportunities like the medical-legal partnerships, and coordinates with other health organizations throughout Yale University.

2019-2020 Board Members: 

Chaaru Deb

Allison Durkin

Sophie Liang

Blake Shultz

Programming and Annual Events: 

We hope interested law students will join us for our annual welcome brunch in the fall as well as for our speaker events throughout the fall and spring. We’re planning talks related to gun violence prevention, mental health and disability law, presidential candidates’ policy positions on healthcare, and global health. Students can also get involved by joining the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics or volunteering with the HAVEN MLP.

News and Current Events: 

Click Here: https://orgsync.com/152617/chapter for the latest news and current events from YHeLPS. 

Sponsors:

We are grateful to the Solomon Center for their ongoing support 

Careers in Health Law


YHeLPS 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 allow students to network with professionals who work in hospitals, firms, public interest organizations, and government offices.

Students with questions about careers in health law are encouraged to contact Christopher Lee, YHeLPS Career Development Chair. Chris is also happy to hear from alumni working in health-related professions who are interested in speaking at events or mentoring current students.

Contact Us


You can reach YHeLPS at yhelps@yale.edu. Feel free to contact us with questions about our academic events, medical-legal partnerships, and professional development opportunities.

You may also contact the Board by e-mail: 

 

Chaaru Deb

chaaru.deb@yale.edu


Blake Shultz

blake.shultz@yale.edu


Sophie Laing

sophie.laing@yale.edu

 

Allison Durkin
allison.durkin@yale.edu

We’re always delighted to hear from YLS alumni and other health law professionals who are interested in speaking at the Law School, mentoring students, or collaborating on academic projects and advocacy initiatives.