On February 11th, DRLC filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court to clarify the ability of mentally competent, terminally ill California patients to obtain aid in dying from their physician. The plaintiffs, consisting of patients and doctors, are asking the court to declare that physicians who provide a prescription for medication to a mentally competent terminally ill patient should not be subject to criminal prosecution under existing California law.
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Student Externships and Internships
The CLRC is currently looking to fill extern, law clerk, work study, and pro bono positions for the coming year. Law students receive training in cancer rights law and gain “hands-on” experience assisting people coping with cancer. You can also enhance your research and writing skills by drafting correspondence and conducting legal research. Enrich your law school experience and join us in this worthwhile program! To apply, please click here.
Undergraduate and Post Graduate Internships
The CLRC offers undergraduate and post graduate internship opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in law, public policy, advocacy, nonprofit development and management, and marketing and communications. The internship program is also open to college graduates seeking additional experience in these areas. The CLRC will work with students to help them obtain credit with their schools.
The CLRC internship program is a unique experience for students seeking “hands on” work with people needing legal assistance and resources on a wide-range of cancer-related legal issues, as well as valuable insight into the day-to-day operations and development of a nonprofit organization.
The internships offered through the undergraduate and post graduate internship program are unpaid. Students will receive a certificate of completion.
For more information on CLRC's Undergraduate and Postgraduate Internship Program, please click here.