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Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status. Members of marginalized and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research Assistant - Local Planning and Policy Project

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota is seeking a planning research assistant who has a passion for working for the social good and who shares our commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression to work on either a full- or part-time basis during the 2019-2020 school year.

The research assistant will support projects analyzing the impact of local planning policies on public health, with a particular emphasis on access to healthy food and physical activity. Some of the work the research assistant might be involved with includes:

*Providing technical assistance to local municipalities seeking to improve their bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
*Writing, publishing, and workshopping resources to guide local planners and stakeholders in the planning process
*Evaluating the effectiveness of local comprehensive plans on addressing public health.

The ideal candidate will be in an advanced planning degree program, or equivalent program, or have experience in the fields of planning or public policy. Qualified applicants will have excellent research and writing skills, strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work on multiple projects at once. This position offers graduate students an opportunity to develop hands-on experience in urban and regional planning and community development while enhancing their research, writing, and presentation skills.

The Center is looking for a research assistant to work for at least 12 hours per week. Applicants must be available to work onsite at the Public Health Law Center in St. Paul.

Public Health Law Center Information

The Public Health Law Center works on matters of national and international significance within the broad spectrum of public health issues. Our organization partners with entities such as the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, state and local departments of health, and national health organizations, such as the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. Additional information about the Public Health Law Center is available at:  www.publichealthlawcenter.org

The Center, one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law and policy, uses the law to improve health by developing cutting-edge policies, providing guidance on public health legal issues and helping defend effective laws against legal challenges. Working with partners nationwide, the Center helps create communities where everyone can be healthy, and empowers its partners to transform their environments by promoting healthy food, eliminating commercial tobacco, and encouraging active lifestyles. Our belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of our work.

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Ross Daniels, (ross.daniels@mitchellhamline.edu). Although this position is not limited to work study eligibility please note your work study eligibility in your application e-mail and your cover letter. This position pays between $11.50 and $13.50 an hour depending on year of study.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status. Members of marginalized and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research Assistants

The Public Health Law Center is looking for student legal Research Assistants who are interested in public policy work and have a passion for working for the social good and who share our commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. The Center, one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law and policy, uses the law to improve health by developing cutting-edge policies, providing guidance on public health legal issues and helping defend effective laws against legal challenges. Working with partners nationwide, the Center helps create communities where everyone can be healthy, and empowers its partners to transform their environments by promoting healthy food, eliminating commercial tobacco, and encouraging active lifestyles. Our belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of our work. We provide legal research and other legal policy support to groups both in Minnesota and across the U.S., including local and state health departments, the CDC, health advocacy organizations, government attorneys, community coalitions, and others working on public health policy.  The Center has immediate openings for part-time on campus legal Research Assistants to work 15-20 hours per week.  Duties will include working with staff attorneys and policy analysts to examine federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies; help prepare publications and memos on legal and policy issues; and respond to requests for legal research and other legal technical assistance on questions related to food policy, active transportation, e-cigarettes, commercial tobacco usage, and health equity.  Student legal Research Assistants have opportunities to learn about local government laws and authority, state and federal regulatory processes, land use laws, business licensing laws, food safety laws, and other areas of practice. Applicants must be in a JD program, or have experience in the legal or policy field.  Qualified applicants will have excellent legal research and writing skills, strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and ability to work independently. This is a good opportunity for students to hone their research and writing skills under the supervision of nationally recognized public health law experts.

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jon Lee, (jon.lee@mitchellhamline.edu). Although these are not exclusively work study positions please note your work study eligibility in your application e-mail and your cover letter. This position pays between $11.50 and $13.50 per hour depending on year of study.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status. Members of marginalized and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.