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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 Pennsylvania Health Law Project, the Medicare Rights Center, the Medical Legal Community Partnership, and the Know Your Rights Clinic.

How we do it:

Through the Pennsylvania Health Law Project and Medicare Rights Center, students research and write memos on various health law issues to support these nonprofit organizations in their mission to secure health coverage for their clients. 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 Know Your Rights Clinic, students present healthcare rights to local community members with the Sayre Clinic.

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.