Equity and Inclusion Health Law and Policy Fellowship

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Athene Law, LLP (Athene) and the Center for Legal Affairs of the California Medical Association (CMA) are proud to announce the second annual Equity and Inclusion Health Law and Policy Fellowship (Fellowship) for summer 2022, designed to increase access to the health care law sector for law students from underrepresented communities and backgrounds. With the longterm goal of increasing diversity in the health law segment of the legal profession, the Fellowship is intended to provide law students demonstrating high potential with an intensive and meaningful legal experience at two prominent health law organizations.

Fellowship Features

  • Full-time, 10-week (in addition to a 1-week virtual orientation) supervised and mentored experience either physically based in Sacramento, California or remotely if required under COVID pandemic conditions, working with attorneys and other professionals in the health care law sector;

  • Stipend competitive with private law firm summer associate compensation;

  • Fellows will engage in work for both Athene Law and CMA during the entire 10-
    week period, giving them direct, hands-on experience and involvement with various health law projects, including client interaction, litigation and legislative proceedings, and stakeholder meetings;

  • Working with or having meaningful interaction with industry leaders and experienced attorneys; and

  • Mentorship that extends beyond the 10-week fellowship period.

Candidate Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment or strong interest in a legal career in health care law;

  • First- or second-year law student, in good standing, at an ABA accredited law school;

  • Demonstrated commitment to community service and/or civic leadership;

  • Member of an underrepresented group as set forth by the EEOC, member of the LGBTQ community, or member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession, including BIPOC law students, women law students or others of diverse backgrounds;

  • Fellows must commit to spending 10 weeks during the summer working full time in CMA offices in Sacramento, California, with possible travel to San Francisco and other parts of California (provided that in-person work and travel are permitted under state and federal COVID guidelines at that time); and

  • Authorized to work in the United States.

Full-time 10 week program and stipend
Application Period
October 18, 2021 - January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

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