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Health Law and Policy Access Fellowship
Athene Law LLP and
California Medical Association

Fellowship Features

  • Full-time, 10-week supervised and mentored experience physically based in CMA's office in Sacramento, California, working with attorneys and other professionals in the health care law sector throughout California

  • Stipend competitive with private law firm summer associate compensation

  • Fellows will engage in work for both Athene Law and CMA during the entire 10-
    week period, giving them direct, hands-on experience and involvement with various health law projects, including client interaction, litigation and legislative proceedings, and stakeholder meetings

  • Working with or having meaningful interaction with industry leaders and experienced attorneys

  • Mentorship that extends beyond the 10-week fellowship period

Candidate Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment or strong interest in a legal career in health care law

  • First- or second-year law student, in good standing, at an ABA accredited law school

  • Demonstrated commitment to community service and/or civic leadership

  • A demonstrable background or life experience of overcoming adversity

  • Fellows must commit to spending 10 weeks during the summer working full time in CMA offices in Sacramento, California, with possible travel to San Francisco

  • Authorized to work in the United States

Summer 2024
Health Law & Policy Access Fellowship
We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to those who applied.

Athene Law, LLP (Athene) and the Center for Legal Affairs of the California Medical Association (CMA) are proud to announce the 2024 Health Law and Policy Access Fellowship (Fellowship), designed to increase access to the health care law sector for law students from underrepresented communities and backgrounds. With the long-term goal of increasing diversity of perspectives in the health law segment of the legal profession, the Fellowship is intended to provide law students demonstrating high potential with an intensive and meaningful legal experience at two prominent health law organizations.


Our selection process for the 2024 summer fellowship is completed.  


  1. Completed Application Form (download below)

  2. Current resume or CV

  3. Unofficial copy of most up-to-date law school transcript (1Ls can submit first semester/quarter grades separately after the application deadline if necessary)

  4. Legal writing sample (5-10 pages), original work that is unedited by a third party or AI

  5. Two references: one commenting on your law school or undergraduate work and the other serving as a personal reference

  6. OPTIONAL: Up to two recommendation letters not to exceed two pages each

  7. Personal statement of 500-1,000 words articulating why you are pursuing this fellowship experience and explaining significant academic achievements, personal accomplishments and/or life experiences that have shaped your values and professional goals. Information may include, but is not limited to, experiences and reflections based on adversities you have faced on account of your upbringing, socioeconomic factors, or other unique aspects of your background

Please email all application materials to

Questions? Email Stephanie Dicker at

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Athene ( is a boutique health care law firm with attorneys in the three largest metropolitan areas in California – SF, LA, and San Diego. Athene attorneys are recognized experts in various health care fields who collectively comprise a one-stop firm to handle much of a health care provider’s legal needs, whether it be transactional, litigation, regulatory, or public policy. Our clients come from all corners of California and include health care systems, clinics, hospitals, medical groups and IPAs, academic institutions, and health care trade associations. Athene is proud to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council, an affiliate of NMSDC.

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CMA ( is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent state medical associations, currently with nearly 50,000 members throughout California. Attorneys in the CMA Center for Legal Affairs handle all federal and state legal advocacy to advance the interests of physicians and health care providers, including court proceedings and legislative sessions. CMA is always in the center of the most important health care issues affecting physicians and patients.

About Athene Law, LLP and the California Medical Association

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