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Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney

Posted 4 years ago

Public Health Law Center, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Posting Date:           August 12, 2019

Title:                           Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney

Program:                   Public Health Law Center

Reports To:              Director of Tobacco Control  

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; 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.

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