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Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law – Staff Attorney (Healthy Eating & Active Living Team)

Posted 4 years ago

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has an immediate opening for one full-time, entry-level 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 attorney hired for this position will work primarily on our Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) Team, and will provide accurate and tailored legal technical assistance designed to support and facilitate work by community groups, public health advocates, researchers, and public health and other government officials working to establish or strengthen public health laws and policies that support healthy eating, active living, and health equity, primarily at the local and state levels.

Minimum qualifications include excellent legal research, writing, and public speaking skills; attention to detail; demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once; experience working or interacting with both lay and professional groups; demonstrated commitment to working in partnership with diverse populations and social identities, both in front-line and behind-the-scenes ways; and admission to the bar (candidates who are taking the bar in the summer of 2019 are also eligible for consideration). This position will also require some in-state and out-of-state travel, including overnight trips from time to time.

Preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience in public health law, municipal settings, community planning, land use law, food safety, business licensure and regulation, food systems, and/or Tribal law.

This is a fulltime, grant-funded position and is dependent on the continued availability of funding.

To apply please send resume, writing sample, and cover letter, including salary requirements, by e-mail to; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For best consideration, we encourage candidates to submit applications by no later than June 14, 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.

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