Student Testimonials

andrew roach"The Institute for Health Law & Policy provided me with a wealth of opportunities to explore health policy through hands-on experience and community engagement. Students in this program don't simply learn about health policy in a lecture hall; they learn to effectuate positive change in health policy through collaboration and critical problem-solving. As graduation draws closer, I am fortunate to have already accepted a job at a prestigious firm in Memphis—a fact that I attribute largely to my experience in the Institute for Health Law & Policy." – Andrew Roach, JD/MPH '19
whitney snow"Participating in the Health Law Certificate program at Memphis Law was one of the highlights of my law school education. In completing the program, I was able to participate in health law externships at both St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital Corporation. These experiences being mentored by health law attorneys, as well as the health law related courses I took to complete the program, helped prepare me well for a career in the field. I recently accepted a position at a prestigious regional law firm's Memphis office in their health law practice group. I highly recommend the program!" – Whitney Snow, JD '19
callie tran"My experience in the Health Law Certificate program developed my interest in health law. Professor Campbell is a great, enthusiastic leader for the program and provides a lot of insight and knowledge of health law. Because of the knowledge I gained in the health law program, I was able to take on new opportunities in my profession. During my first job after law school with a medium-sized firm, I was able to work with the firm's health law partner. That experience then led to an in-house position as a compliance specialist. Getting the Health Law certificate was the first step toward my career in health law" – Callie Tran, JD '17


Past Policy Lab Research Assistants

boykin"I've thoroughly enjoyed serving 2 years as a research assistant within the Institute of Health Law & Policy. The experience that I've gained and the opportunities this position has afforded me have allowed me to curtail my health law interests while contributing extensive research to meaningful causes. I am positive that the relationships I've cultivated will prove to be a tremendous asset to my professional growth." – Courtney Boykin, JD/MPH '19
lizbooker"Working in the iHeLP Policy Lab as a Research Assistant was an amazing opportunity to influence Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) policies in Tennessee. I was able to work with a very diverse group that included local and state leaders, doctors, psychologists, attorneys, and educators. Collaborating on such a dynamic project gave me many skills that I use now in my career in public health law. My iHeLP experience stood out to employers when I interviewed for policymaking positions at the federal level. What I learned from the Policy Lab is invaluable." – Elizabeth Booker Houston, JD/MPH '17 (Privacy Analyst, HHS – Administration for Children and Families)
barenie"As a Policy Lab research assistant, I had the opportunity to translate broad visions about various topics, such as adverse childhood experiences, into tangible work products, whether as an outline, a research memo, or a sketch of a future website. In doing so, the role gave me great flexibility and freedom to hone skills I wouldn't have otherwise in law school. I became better at expressing my ideas and meaningfully engaging in the discussions about different policy projects with both my peers at school and in the community." – Rachel Barenie, JD/MPH '17, Pharm.D. (Research Fellow, Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital)