Posting Date: July 19, 2017
Title: Staff Attorney
Dept.: Public Health Law Center
Reports To: Program Director
The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota has immediate openings for two full-time, grant-funded, staff attorneys.
The Public Health Law Center helps make America’s communities places where everyone can be healthy. The Center empowers its partners to transform their environments by eliminating commercial tobacco, promoting healthy food, and encouraging active lifestyles. The attorneys hired for these positions will provide technical assistance to community groups, public health officials, public health advocates, and government attorneys working to advance health equity by strengthening laws and public policies that promote healthy eating and active living and eliminate the use of commercial tobacco products. One position is with the Center’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Team and the other is with the Center’s Tobacco Team.
Minimum qualifications include admission to the bar and excellent legal research, writing, and public speaking skills. The Tobacco Team position also requires three years’ experience in the practice of law.
Preference will be given to attorneys with relevant experience in public health law, Tribal law, federal Indian law, housing law, municipal law, land use or planning, food safety, or business licensure and regulation. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 August 2, 2017.
Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.