Environmental Health Law Clinic, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Students in the Environmental Health Law Clinic at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will represent the agency in hearings at the Health Tribunal of the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.
This clinic is comprised of two co-requisite courses: a two credit seminar and a two credit fieldwork experience. Students will begin with an orientation and be trained in New York City’s food safety law, the Department’s restaurant grading initiative, administrative trial advocacy and Health Tribunal practice. Following this orientation, and under ongoing, close supervision by a senior attorney, students will have substantial responsibility to manage their own case load, including preparing witnesses, appearing before hearing examiners and filing appeals and opposition to respondent appeals. In addition to field work, students will participate in a weekly seminar that includes lectures from Health Department lawyers working on a wide range of public health issues, discussion of students’ cases, and practice of administrative trial advocacy skills. Students will work three days a week, spending two days at the OATH Health Tribunal and one day on site attending the seminar and preparing cases for the following week.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Health Care Management and Compliance
4 Credits (2 Credits for Seminar and 2 Credits for Fieldwork)