Clinical Fellow

Harvard Law School

Clinical Fellow

  • Institution: Harvard Law School
  • Location: Cambridge, MA US
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Clinical Fellow

  • Harvard Law School | Cambridge, MA US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: June 23, 2023
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Job TitleClinical Fellow

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Researcher/Fellowship

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Location Cambridge, MA US

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Contact Name Laura Johnston

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Job Description

Clinical Fellow
Harvard Law School

Health Law and Policy Clinic
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Job Summary
Clinical Fellows work under the supervision of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s (CHLPI) Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) clinical instructors to analyze, explain and promote better public understanding of the laws regulating the healthcare system; to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to expand access to high-quality healthcare; to reduce health disparities; to address social determinants of health; and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems. To meet these goals, Clinical Fellows work with diverse stakeholders, including consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials and others, as well as with HLPC’s clinical staff and students.

The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy clinic, and to practice in burgeoning areas of state and national importance. For more information about CHLPI and HLPC, visit

Job Specific Responsibilities

As a Clinical Fellow, you will:

  • Serve as a team member or lead attorney on one or more Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) projects that focus on using law and policy to enable the health care system to effectively promote access to high-quality health care and respond to the social determinants of health, with an emphasis on working toward racial justice and equity goals;
  • Track state and federal health policy developments and analyze their potential impact on access to health care and social determinant interventions;
  • Collaborate with clinical staff and students to create and distribute written analyses, factsheets, presentations, trainings, and other multi-media publications for key partners and the public;
  • Work closely with students on the projects assigned to you, and support student development in skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, time and project management, and leadership; and,
  • Participate in office-wide projects and in the Center’s program as a laboratory for innovation in legal practice and clinical legal education. 

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a J.D. within the last three years.

Salary: Compensation for the fellowship (which includes salary and benefits) is competitive with other public interest fellowships.

Additional Information:

  • Candidates graduating with a J.D. in spring or summer 2023 may be considered.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • The clinical fellowship is a two-year appointment from start date. The fellowship is expected to start in the summer of 2023.
  • CHLPI’s office is located on the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, MA. The fellowship work is expected to be in-person primarily in the office with flexibility for some remote work.
  • Clinical fellows may be assigned to workspaces in a shared or partially-open office, such as a carrel.

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation values the different perspectives that a diverse team brings as we work together to foster a health care system that tackles disparities and promotes health equity. We especially encourage candidates from communities disproportionately impacted by current health care disparities, or candidates who have experienced challenges within the health care system, to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by June 1, 2023. Résumé/CV required and cover letter preferred for the application. Applicants should be prepared to submit a cover letter (if not submitted) and writing sample upon request. Please send applications and inquiries to: Laura Johnston,


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