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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 three main projects: Medical Legal Community Partnership; the Pennsylvania Health Law Project; Know Your Rights Clinic.

How we do it:

Through the Medical Legal Community Partnership, students partner with Philadelphia Legal Assistance to work with clients and provide legal assistance in a medical setting. Through the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, students research and write memos on various health law issues to support the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. Through the Know Your Rights Clinic, students present healthcare rights to local community members with the Sayre Clinic.

How and when can I join:

If you have questions please complete this form or, email

What skills will I develop:

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

The work is likely to be New York Bar eligible.