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UHLC Health Law & Policy Institute announces Health Legislative Fellows    

Cle Holly and Nicolas Kalla are serving as legislative fellows in Austin for the ongoing session.

Cle Holly and Nicolas Kalla are serving as legislative fellows in Austin for the ongoing session.

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 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

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