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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 (Healthy Eating & Active Living Team)

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 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. 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.

Administrative Assistant

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 a full-time Administrative 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. We offer a pleasant campus work environment and competitive benefits.

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.

The administrative assistant provides administrative support to the Public Health Law Center and is responsible for: compiling and entering data for reporting purposes; maintaining files, databases and records; supporting internal and external meeting planning, scheduling, and logistics; making travel arrangements for staff; note taking; providing backup support for event coordination; and other various tasks as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:  Associate degree; 3 years’ administrative experience or equivalent; excellent customer service skills; proven ability to interact in a professional and diplomatic manner with a variety of personalities; understanding of and value for equity and health equity as organizational operating principles, and an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and to handle multiple projects simultaneously working independently and as part of a team; an organized and detail-oriented approach; proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access), content management systems and office technologies; and ability to prioritize, problem solve and manage multiple projects.

Preferred qualifications: Passion for public health; proofreading and editing skills; experience working in a legal setting.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter 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.

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.