For Attorney General-Medicaid Investigations
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: The Medicaid Investigations Unit (MIU) investigates the possibility of false claims submitted by Medicaid providers and brings action against false claims. Also, patient abuse in long-term facilities is investigated along with embezzlement and misuse of patient funds.
DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: Legal research for attorneys about recent appellate decisions relating to health care will be done by the student. Also, the student will prepare memoranda on points of law relevant to investigations, criminal prosecutions, and civil actions. If the student desires, working with investigators in the field is a possibility.
REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Students should have taken Criminal Law and legal research and writing. The student must also be able to use Bluebook system of citation as well as conduct research using Westlaw of Lexis. Certification under the State Bar Student Practice Rule is not required, but might allow the student to participate in the courtroom experience. 2L in summer.