Selection Process

First-year Program

For incoming first-year students*

First-year Fellowship in Health Law and Policy

Interested students who have been admitted to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law can apply for the Health Law and Policy Fellowship. One fellow is chosen from each entering class.

The fellow is chosen based on his or her academic record, prior experience in the health care field, commitment to advancing health law policy and leadership potential.

First-year Health Law and Policy Associates

Up to five Health Law and Policy Associates are chosen from students admitted to the entering class. Any entering students who apply for the fellowship are also considered for associate positions.

* First-year fellowships and associate positions are awarded to 1L students and are not automatically renewable for their second year. All recipients are eligible to apply for an Advanced Fellowship in Health Law and Policy after the first year.

Advanced Program

For second-year and third-year students**

Advanced Fellowship in Health Law and Policy

Beginning with the Class of 2017, up to two advanced fellows will be selected each year from the rising second-year class.

Advanced fellows will be selected based on their academic record in their first year of law school, participation in health law and policy offerings, commitment to the health law concentration and leadership potential.

First-year fellows and associates and all other students who participate in Discovering Health Law in their first year will be eligible to apply. Students who apply for the fellowship will also be considered for associate positions.

Advanced Health Law and Policy Associates

Beginning with the Class of 2017, up to five Health Law and Policy Associates will be chosen from students in the rising second-year class.

Advanced associates will be selected based on their academic record in their first year of law school, participation in health law and policy offerings, commitment to the health law concentration and leadership potential.

First-year fellows, first-year associates and all other students who participate in Discovering Health Law in their first year will be eligible to apply.

** An advanced fellowship or associate position will be renewed for a second year as long as the student has met all academic program requirements and is participating in the health law concentration.