Yale New Haven Health System/Wiggin and Dana Diversity Scholar Program
The Yale New Haven Health System, in conjunction with the law firm of Wiggin and Dana LLP, will offer a paid split summer opportunity for a first year law student who will have, by the summer of 2016, completed the first year of law school. The student will spend the first four weeks of this eight-week program at the New Haven office of Wiggin and Dana and the second four weeks working in the Yale New Haven Health System Legal and Risk Services Department. The position is intended to provide broad exposure to a wide variety of legal issues, including multiple aspects of health care law.
The Yale New Haven Health System/Wiggin and Dana Diversity Scholar Program is committed to promoting diversity in the health law profession. Qualified students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Diversity is a broad concept that includes but is not limited to race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic and/or veteran status.
Students who are authorized to work in the United States, and who will have completed their first year of law school by the summer of 2016, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, and an interest in learning about health care law.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, a writing sample, contact information for two references, and a cover letter explaining why they are interested in the program. We will begin accepting applications for 2016 on December 1, 2015.