Health Law LL.M. Careers
Health law LL.M. students receive individualized attention in their career planning process. The Health Law LL.M. program has its own dedicated career counselor. Kathleen Lemly, the Assistant Director for Career Development, is a licensed attorney who practiced for a number of years in Seattle and is well-connected in the health law community.
In the summer prior to arrival at school, Ms. Lemly will contact students to start the process of finding externship and/or internship opportunities that match their interests. The school has relationships with numerous organizations (and are continually adding more) where our health law students gain practical skills working under the guidance of experienced attorneys during at least one school quarter. The organizations include:
- Seattle Bio-Medical Institute
- Seattle Children’s Hospital
- University of Washington Center for Patient Care Quality and Safety
- MultiCare Health System
- Washington State Hospital Association
- Northwest Health Law Advocates
- Washington State Office of Attorney General – Health Unit
- University of Washington Hospital Department of Laboratory Medicine
- Uplift International
- Legal Voice
- Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Risk Management
- Paul Allen Brain Institute ( paid internship)
- Quorum IRB (paid internship)
- Delta Dental (paid internship
- Providence Health Services/Swedish Health Services Legal Department
- Washington State Medical Association
- University of Washington Hospital – Risk Management
Students can receive up to six hours of school credit for their work and often make invaluable professional contacts.
During the school year, each student receives personalized career counseling that begins with work on resumes, cover letters, networking and interviewing skills, but will ultimately focus on a strategy that capitalizes on the particular strengths, skills and marketability of that student. Counseling will also include insight into the employment market and when appropriate, introductions to alumni and others in the health care community to augment the student’s own networking activities.
Ms. Lemly works on behalf of the LL.M. students by actively seeking and passing along employment opportunities and by promoting LL.M. students individually and as a group to employers. She also works with our Student Health Law Organization to put on job panels and connection events with lawyers practicing in the health law field.
We encourage and support our students’ attendance at events sponsored by the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys and at other regional events, such as the Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, so that they can make contacts with professionals who may be beneficial to their careers.
Center for Professional and Leadership Development
The Law School’s Center for Professional and Leadership Development offers career workshops and other
training events on subjects like networking and job-search strategies to all students,
including LL.M. students. The Center’s website provides a wealth of job seeking
information, including sample resumes and cover letters.