Selected Health-Related Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities are an important part of the intellectual life at Yale Law School. Many of the 60 student organizations sponsor events or projects relating to health.
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics
The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics is an interdisciplinary journal whose staff members come from all of Yale’s graduate and professional schools. The Journal publishes pieces on many topics, ranging from civil rights enforcement in healthcare delivery to bioterrorism.
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a national student movement dedicated to increasing access to medicines in the developing world. Their mission is two-fold: 1) to change university licensing practices so that lifesaving medical products developed in campus labs become accessible in developing countries; and 2) to facilitate and promote research on neglected diseases—diseases that devastate poor countries, but predominantly affect those too poor to attract private sector research and development investment. UAEM believes that in both cases, universities are well-placed to make a difference. The national movement actually started here at Yale in 2001 with a successful student-led drive to make Stavudine (a medicine used in the treatment of AIDS which was developed here at Yale) available for low cost in the developing world. Building off that success, UAEM now has 35 student chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
American Constitution Society (ACS)
The Yale Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society is a national leader in the movement to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law. The ACS sponsors the “Boundaries of Health” speaker series, including a panel on stem cell research and policy.