Impact Story: Ogi Kwon
Offering Developmental Opportunities
AHLA's commitment to cultivating diversity among attorneys practicing health law is exemplified through our internship program, specifically designed for law students from underrepresented backgrounds. We believe in providing opportunities that empower diverse law students to thrive in their careers. Through our internship program, AHLA offers a transformative experience that goes beyond traditional internships. One intern who experienced the tremendous impact of our program is Ogi Kwon.
AHLA greatly facilitated my professional growth by pairing me with an experienced health law attorney (Travis Lloyd) and ultimately publishing our co-authored article in its Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law. In addition to receiving helpful feedback during the editing process, I also learned the importance of collaborating closely with other attorneys to ensure that we were analyzing issues from a variety of perspectives.
In my current role, I routinely collaborate with other team members on written pieces regarding new laws and regulations impacting hospitals. The AHLA internship experience has allowed me to be a more effective contributor, as I am always looking for ways to include other experts within my organization to ensure the final product comprehensively addresses high-level implications of the requirements. Given the complexity of the health care system, I feel fortunate to have learned the value of approaching projects with a collaborative mindset early in my career.