Students Share Summer Experiences in Health Law Jobs

On Nov. 7, five students from the Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS) spoke about their summer jobs in health law at a panel for first-year students. Panelists shared their job search stories and offered advice to 1Ls interested in pursuing health law jobs for summer and beyond.

Three people seated in front of a chalkboard. The one at center is speaking into a microphone.
Sahil Agrawal ’25, Elliot Ping ’24 (speaking), and Elena Sokolowski ’25

Hannah Eichner ’24 described her 1L summer job at Legal Aid in North Carolina, where she worked on Medicaid appeals. She also discussed her 2L summer, which she spent working at a medical-legal partnership at Bread for the City in Washington, D.C. Bea Brown ’25 spent her 1L summer at the Center for Reproductive Rights on its judicial strategy team. 

Two students, one with a microphone, seated before a chalk board
Hannah Eichner ’24 and Bea Brown ’25 (speaking)

Sahil Agrawal ’25 did intellectual property litigation at Latham and Watkins for his 1L summer. Elliot Ping ’24 split her 1L summer between the Federal Communications Commission and the Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior. Elena Sokolowski ’25 was at the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Section, working on the intersection of civil rights and health law. 

Two students, one with a microphone, seated before a chalk board
Elliot Ping ’24 and Elena Sokolowski ’25 (speaking)

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.