Meet Our Students

The Health Law LLM program at UW School of Law is really one of a kind. The program offers a long list of timely, relevant courses, which are led by both experienced professors and industry leaders, such as practicing lawyers and policy experts. In a fast-paced field like health law and policy, I am grateful to the incredible program leaders and instructors who not only increased my knowledge, but also intensified my desire to make a difference in the American healthcare system.

— Jessica Fjerstad

In addition to outstanding instruction from intellectual leaders and experienced practitioners, UW Health Law offers truly excellent career counseling services. As the premier Health Law LLM program on the west coast, it sits at the center of a vast network of hospitals, research centers, non-profits, law firms and other health-related industries. Through its rich connections, the program helps students build a diverse professional network. For me, this meant having the opportunity to explore work at an advocacy group for quality healthcare for all, a state hospital association and a private law firm, where I now practice law.

— John Hodges-Howell

The opportunities available to students enrolled in the UW School of Law Health Law LLM program are unrivaled. I had immediate real-world healthcare exposure through an externship during my first and last quarters and a paid internship during my second quarter. As a result, I made numerous personal connections with local attorneys, and the program plays a large role in the local health law community. This experience made a major impact in my ability to find the perfect job after graduation – and the connections I made as a result of the program will last a lifetime!

— Cesar Lopez