Student applications will be accepted from Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Feb. 27. All applications must be hand-delivered to the Externship Office and received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
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Active Externships in practice area: Health Law
|Externship Site||Practice Area||Details|
|Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Office of the General Counsel ||Employment Law, Health Law|
Students work for The Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services, CDC/ATSDR. This agency is responsible for providing legal services to the CDC and ATSDR and deals with a wide variety of legal issues, including legal and public policy issues related to AIDS, vaccine liability and compensation, hazardous wastes and environmental health, occupational safety and health, biotechnology, and toxic torts.
Externs will gain experience both in the program division and the litigation division. The extern's work in the program division will consist of involvement in the day-to-day activities arising out of the issues discussed above. While the work will involve some legal research, it will consist primarily of responding to legal and policy issues raised by CDC and ATSDR officials. The work often requires an immediate analysis and response. The extern's work in the litigation division will consist of work on all phases of litigation and primarily involves employment law cases.
|Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Technology Transfer Office ||Health Law, IP Law, Patent Law|
The Technology Transfer Office handles all issues relating to the intellectual property rights of CDC. Intern assignments may include review of the patentability of new technologies, the marketability of inventions, licensing agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, royalty payments, marketing materials, and trademark and copyright applications. See www.cdc.gov/tto.
|Georgia Hospital Association ||Health Law|
Semester requirement: 1
GHA is a non-profit trade association made up of member health systems, hospitals, and individuals in administrative and decision-making positions within those institutions. GHA serves approximately 175 hospitals throughout Georgia.
The legal department assists member hospitals with finding answers to complicated regulatory questions, participates in meetings with various state agencies which regulate hospitals, drafts and reviews legislation that may affect hospitals, and advises GHA on daily legal issues that may arise in running the association.
Prerequisites: Second or third-year student strongly interested in health-related law
NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the General Counsel ||Health Law|
Semester requirement: 1
Students will work in the Regional Office of the Chief Counsel which provides legal services to support the United States Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) activities in the eight (8) southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Regional Office's legal work is divided into program work, which is handled by the Health and Human Resources Branch, and into work affecting the general operations, which is handled by the General Law Branch. Major clients include the Administration on Aging, the Administration for Children and Families, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Office of Civil Rights.
Duties externs may expect to perform include doing research on specific legal issues, preparing legal memoranda, assisting in drafting pleadings, providing assistance in putting together evidence for hearings and trials. When feasible, students will attend meetings with clients and opposing counsel, attend hearings, depositions and other discovery proceedings, attend conference calls and participate in other relevant activities of attorneys in the office.
A resume, writing sample, and list of law school courses completed is required at the time of application.