The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs extends a warm welcome to the new clinicians who have joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI): Clinical Fellows, Emma Clippinger and Christina Rice (Food Law and Policy Clinic), Jamille Fields (Health Law and Policy Clinic); and Senior Associate Director and Litigation Manager Kevin Costello (Health Law and Policy Clinic).
Emma Clippinger received her J.D. in 2015 from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. During law school, she acquired a range of public interest experience–from representing low-income tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court to co-authoring a report on effective civil society engagement for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Emma was a member of the International Organizations Clinic and the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic. She also co-founded NYU’s Food Law student group and served as an Articles Editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics.
Christina Rice attended University of Arkansas School of Law Agricultural and Food Law LL.M. program. As a LL.M. candidate Christina explored a broad spectrum of food law and policy issues through a combination of academic study and project-based work. As a graduate and research assistant to Susan Schneider, Director of the LL.M. program, Christina researched various areas of food and agricultural law for scholarly articles, updated chapters in the Food, Farming, and Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law textbook and contributed to the American Agricultural Law Association annual food law updates. Christina is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. She received her J.D. from Charlotte School of Law in 2014.
Prior to joining the Health Law and Policy Clinic, Jamille Fields spent two years as the Law Students for Reproductive Justice Fellow placed at the National Health Law Program’s (NHeLP) Washington, D.C. office. At NHeLP, where Jamille also interned during law school, her work focused on increasing and defending access to reproductive health care, particularly for adolescents, and increasing access to care for women living with HIV. She also participated in monitoring ACA implementation and Medicaid defense advocacy. Jamille is a licensed bar member in the state of Missouri. She received her J.D. and Master of Public Health degrees from St. Louis University’s Schools of Law and of Public Health in 2013.
Kevin Costello is the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) and directs the Center’s litigation efforts. Prior to coming to CHLPI, Kevin was in private practice for eight years, most recently as a principal at Klein Kavanagh Costello, LLP. Kevin’s practice involved complex litigation in the fields of housing, health care, civil rights, antitrust and consumer law. He has been appointed by federal courts across the country to represent classes in Multi-District Litigation, as well as in nationwide class action litigation. Mr. Costello is an honors graduate of both Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as law clerk to both the Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Hon. Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.