Feb. 27, 2015 - - An interest in health law has taken two University of Houston Law Center students to Austin as legislative fellows for the current session, and the Health Law & Policy Institute is looking for a third to work this summer in Washington, D.C.
Nicolas Kalla ’14 is working in the office of state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, a member of the House Public Health Committee. Cle Holly, a Health Law L.L.M. candidate, is serving in the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, chaired by Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, a physician.
Kalla said he is working closely with Coleman, a leading member of the House Democratic caucus, in reviewing all health-related bills, sitting in on committee meetings, and meeting with stakeholder and advisory groups and individuals.
“I’m learning a great deal,” said Kalla, who plans to pursue a career in health law. “It’s been very helpful.”
Kalla said his experience at the Capitol is giving him a broader understanding of the workings of government. “I want to help the government work better,” he said.
The Health Law & Policy Institute is seeking candidates for a Health Law Congressional Fellowship this summer in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston. The position is full-time and requires living in Washington. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to impact national health policy development and to forge strong networks for future public policy work.
Applicants must be a UH Law Center graduate, Health Law LL.M. candidate, or upper-level J.D. student with a demonstrated interest in health policy. Preference is given to students enrolled in Health Legislation & Advocacy.
Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to AFMoreno@uh.edu or bring them by the Health Law & Policy Institute, TUII, Room 104. The deadline is Monday, March 2. Cover letter can be addressed to: Allison Winnike Research Professor, HLPI Health Law & Policy Institute 100 Law Center Houston, TX 77204-6060