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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.

Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is expanding its programs and has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney 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. We offer a pleasant campus work environment and competitive benefits.

The Center, one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law, strives to improve health through the power of law and policy. The Center empowers its partners to transform their environments by eliminating commercial tobacco, promoting healthy food, and encouraging active lifestyles. The attorney hired for this position will provide technical assistance to public health advocates, state and local health officials, and government attorneys working to advance health equity by strengthening laws and policies that eliminate the use of commercial tobacco products.

Minimum qualifications include admission to the bar and excellent legal research, writing, and public speaking skills. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated ability to work in partnership with diverse populations and social identities, and with those most affected by systemic health problems.

The Staff Attorney position requires three years’ experience in the practice of law, the Senior Staff Attorney position requires at least five years of public health law experience and the demonstrated ability to work with substantial independence in furtherance of the Center’s mission.

Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in a second language, who are admitted to the California bar, and/or who have relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: public health law, Tribal law, federal Indian law, housing law, municipal law, land use planning, or administrative law. Candidates with experience drafting, implementing, or enforcing local, state, or Tribal laws are also preferred. Occasional out-of-state travel is required.

To apply, please send resume, writing sample, and cover letter, including salary requirements, by e-mail to phlcjobs@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. For best consideration, applications should be received no later than September 20, 2019.

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, located on the Mitchell Hamline School of Law campus, helps create communities where everyone can be healthy. We empower our partners to transform their environments by eliminating commercial tobacco use, promoting healthy food, and supporting physical activity. 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 and full-time on campus legal Research Assistants to work 20-40 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 at 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.