Three New York law students have been awarded the Minority Summer Internships in Health Law by the New York State Bar Association's Health Law Section.

This year's interns are:

• Patricia Llanos of City University of New York School of Law, intern at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City;

• Jessica Maxwell of Hofstra Law School, intern at Catholic Health Services Long Island in Rockville Centre; and

• Dionne Shuler of Brooklyn Law School, intern at Continuum Health Partners in New York City

Interns will work with a health care attorney for eight weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend.

"We are pleased to recognize three up-and-comers in the legal profession with this internship. Each student has demonstrated exceptional promise," said Kathleen M. Burke (New York Presbyterian Hospital), chair of the Health Law Section.  "I am confident they will receive excellent training and gain a greater understanding of health law."

The health law internship program was created in 2011 as part of the State Bar's Diversity Challenge. It aims to foster greater diversity among health law attorneys and students interested in health law across New York state.

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.


Contact: Brandon J. Vogel
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