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Health Law and Policy Project (HeLPP)

The Health Law and Policy Project (HeLPP) provides opportunities for students to gain practical experience in the field of health law and policy.

What we do:

We currently host four main projects: the Philadelphia Legal Assistance: Medical Legal Community Partnership (PLA); the Health, Education and Legal assistance Project: A Medical-Legal Partnership (HELP: MLP); the Pennsylvania Health Law Project; and the Medicare Rights Center.

How we do it:

Through the HELP:MLP, Pennsylvania Health Law Project, and Medicare Rights Center collaborations, students research and write memos on various health law issues to support these organizations. Through the Medical Legal Community Partnership, students partner with Philadelphia Legal Assistance to work with clients and provide legal assistance in a medical setting.

How and when can I join:

HeLPP is always accepting volunteers! If you would like to join, please complete this form or email

What skills will I develop:

Legal analysis, legal research, legal writing, policy advocacy, community engagement, client counseling, interview and intake, working with vulnerable clients, access to government/social services, community engagement, presentation skills, and public speaking.

The work is likely to be New York Bar eligible.