Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland Clinic


Location: Law Department, Cleveland Clinic/AC321, 3050 Science Park Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122

Credits: 4 Credit Hours for Fall or Spring Term

Prerequisites: RCC; 3.0 or better GPA preferred; completion of at least 29 credit hours; preference for students who have completed Health Law or Corporations; background investigation by Cleveland Clinic; and approval of site supervisor.

The Law Department of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation is staffed by 29 lawyers and an additional 50 support personnel. Also housed within the Cleveland Clinic’s Law Department are the legal staffs of the affiliated hospitals of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. The Law Department is located on the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus in Beachwood.

Our attorneys practice law in a wide variety of areas, including medical malpractice, risk management, hospital law, clinical research, medical education, commercial transactions, real property, tax-exempt organizations, fraud and abuse, managed care contracting, labor and employment, and corporate compliance.

The Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. The Cleveland Clinic has more than 1,600 salaried physicians on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients come to the Clinic from across America and from more than 80 nations.

Cleveland Clinic Health System consists of The Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus and numerous regional medical centers, Fairview Hospital, Lakewood Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Huron Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital in northern Ohio, as well as Cleveland Clinic Florida, which operates a full service hospital and clinic in Weston, Florida.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the top hospitals in the United States, according to the latest U. S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. The report ranks Cleveland Clinic’s Heart Program as number one in the country for the 15th consecutive year.  Students will have an opportunity to work with health care attorneys on a wide variety of matters that affect the legal interests of this international health referral center.

Students may register for 4 credits (16 hours per week) in the fall or spring term. Students in this externship also participate in an Externship Seminar conducted at the law school by the externship faculty supervisor. Graded Pass/Fail.

Interested students must contact Office of Career Planning, LB 137 in the Student Services Center,216-687-6871,  An Externship application, signed by Career Planning and student, a resume and writing sample must be submitted for consideration through Symplicity.  The supervising staff at Cleveland Clinic Law Department will make the final selection of students