About YHeLPS

The Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS) serves as a central hub for health-related programming at the Yale Law School. YHeLPS invites speakers, plans career info sessions and networking events, organizes experiential learning opportunities like the medical-legal partnerships, and coordinates with other health organizations throughout Yale University. The student directors of YHeLPS play an active role in shaping the organization’s mission and developing new programs. 

Careers in Health Law

YHeLPS coordinates with the Career Development Office to support students who are interested in pursuing careers in health law. Events throughout the year highlight diverse opportunities for health-related summer internships and careers, and allow students to network with professionals who work in hospitals, firms, public interest organizations, and government offices.

Students with questions about careers in health law are encouraged to contact Christopher Lee, YHeLPS Career Development Chair. Chris is also happy to hear from alumni working in health-related professions who are interested in speaking at events or mentoring current students.

Board Members

YHeLPS Board for 2015-16

Co-Chairs: Liz Dervan ‘17& Deb Mazer‘17

Career Development Chair: Nathan Nash‘17

Student Research Chair: Will Hudson‘17

Medical Legal Partnership Co-Chairs: Dennise Moreno ‘17& Nathan Nash‘17

YHeLPS Board for 2014-15

Director: Christine Monahan ‘16

Medical Legal Partnership Co-Directors: Jeffrey Chen ‘16 and Jessica Tsang ‘16

Programming Chair: Marina Romani ‘16

Career Development Chair: Christopher Lee ‘16

Social Chair: Devorah (Dvora) Toren ‘16

Contact Us

You can reach YHeLPS at yhelps@yale.edu. Feel free to contact us with questions about our academic events, medical-legal partnerships, and professional development opportunities.

We’re always delighted to hear from YLS alumni and other health law professionals who are interested in speaking at the Law School, mentoring students, or collaborating on academic projects and advocacy initiatives.