An innovative approach to addressing the social determinants of health for indigent individuals. Law students in the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic will partner with health care professionals to tackle a variety of legal needs that impact patients, including immigration,and benefits. Working under the supervision of Professor Jason Cade, students will have direct responsibility for all aspects of client representation in cases undertaken by the clinic, including the opportunity to interview and advise potential clients, to conduct research and draft legal documents, to advocate in court proceedings and administrative hearings, and to foster inter-professional approaches to holistic problem solving. Students also have the opportunity to develop training materials and engage in related policy work.
The weekly seminar component of the clinic provides skills training and substantive instruction in the clinic’s primary practice areas. The seminar also includes clinical “case rounds” designed to reinforce collaborative problem solving and explore real-world professional responsibility issues.