About the Program
The ABA Health Law Section Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Award will be awarded to up to 5 Young Lawyers who meet ABA Goal III Diversity criteria, are actively practicing health law, and interested in expanding their career development opportunities through networking within the Health Law Section.
The Fellowship awardees’ term will be from September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024. The Fellowship will be awarded at our Emerging Issues in Healthcare Conference being held April 3-5, 2024 in New Orleans, LA. Fellowship awardees are eligible to receive up to $500 for airfare, $150 per day per diem for 2 days, and a waiver of conference attendance fees.
Awardees will also be eligible to participate in the Section’s Annual Leadership Meeting being held July 21-22, 2023 in Detroit, MI. Awardees will be eligible for reimbursement of up to 2 hotel nights at the contracted hotel.
The ABA Health Law Section’s Fellowship Program seeks candidates with a demonstrable interest in the health law field, and a commitment to taking increasing leadership roles and responsibilities within the Section. The program is designed to provide Fellows with opportunities to gain experience with the Section and help them advance their careers in the health law field.
Fellowship awardees will be assigned to work with a Section interest group or task force of their interest, as expressed in their application. The assigned Interest Group or Task Force Chair will serve as a mentor and engage the Awardee in all aspects of the Interest Group or Task Force, helping the Awardee to get involved in a substantive project, publication, policy or program that will be detailed in the Awardee’s work plan.
The Awardee will also work very closely with the Section’s D&I Committee and the Membership Vice Chair who, together with the relevant Interest Group or Task Force Chair, will be responsible for mentoring the Awardee, monitoring their progress and providing periodic reports to the Section Council. These mentors are also expected to help the Awardees navigate the Section to identify and maximize future opportunities for participation and advancement to leadership within the Section.
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