To staff our expanding programs, the Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is hiring up to four full-time Staff Attorneys/Senior Staff Attorneys who 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. We offer a pleasant campus work environment and competitive benefits. The Center’s commercial tobacco team seeks to hire up to three attorneys, and the healthy eating and active living team seeks to hire one attorney. All positions are located in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Center’s mission is health through the power of law and policy. The Center empowers its partners to reduce and eliminate commercial tobacco, promote healthy food, support physical activity, and address other causes of chronic disease. Our belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of our work. Our partnerships include Tribal health leaders, federal agencies, national health advocacy organizations, state and local governments, planners, researchers, attorneys, community coalitions, and individuals working on public health issues. Our deep knowledge, thoughtful legal and policy analysis, and individualized approach help these partners create healthier communities around the country.
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.
Minimum qualifications include admission to a state or Tribal 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 Senior Staff Attorney level 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 have relevant experience in one or more of the following: public health law, Tribal law, federal Indian law, housing law, municipal law, land use planning, or administrative law. Candidates with experience living in and working with Tribal communities, or with experience drafting, implementing, or enforcing local, state, or Tribal laws, are also preferred. Occasional in-state and 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 January 31, 2020
About Mitchell Hamline School of Law- Public Health Law Center
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.