Health Justice Clinic student attorneys Donell Gibson '18 and Eric Weyand '18 strategize about a client representation.

Health Justice Clinic student attorneys Donell Gibson '18 and Eric Weyand '18 strategize about a client representation.

Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic

Learn to lawyer while serving low-income people facing cancer, changing the way health care is delivered, and advocating for population health.

The HJC is the legal partner in LegalCare at Roswell Park, a medical-legal partnership serving patients of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center who otherwise would not have access to a lawyer. 

In addition to functioning as the lead lawyers in a variety of civil legal matters, HJC student attorneys work on the "social determinants of health" - everything that contributes to health status that isn't genetics or biology - in both individual representations and projects aimed at health-enhancing systems change.

Contact Us

Danielle Pelfrey Duryea, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education and Health Law Initiatives

516 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100



The HJC works collaboratively with health and advocacy partners to support good health at the population level through changes to statutes, regulations, and policies. 

Current local partners include Neighborhood Legal Services, the Center for Elder Law & Justice, the Legal Aid Bureau, Erie County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project, Healthcare Workers Rising, and the Buffalo African American Health Disparities Task Force.  

Nationally, HJC partners include Law for Black Lives, with whom we are working on food justice issues.