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LRC-Network Legal Fellow

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The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is seeking a Legal Fellow. The Fellow will work for the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Region Office and the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (LRC), both situated at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. The Fellow will conduct legal and social science research; prepare written responses to requests for assistance; develop toolkits, policy papers, factsheets, and other written materials; coordinate and present at meetings and webinars; and conduct in-person and virtual training sessions for public health professionals, law enforcement, government attorneys, and judges and judicial staff. For the Network, the Fellow will develop work and respond to requests for technical assistance from federal, state, and local public health officials, legislators and regulators, community organizations, and researchers across the country on myriad and dynamic issues of public health. For the LRC, the Fellow will work closely with the Maryland Department of Health, county health departments, law enforcement officials, and state and federal regulators responsible for tobacco regulation. The Legal Fellow will represent the LRC in tobacco coalition meetings across Maryland and prepare and give presentations at local, regional, and national workshops and conferences. The Fellow may also engage in client management and representation in eviction proceedings in Maryland. The position includes extensive in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel (within State and University travel policies during the pandemic). Other duties may be assigned.    

 Minimum Qualifications:

    J.D. from an ABA Accredited school. One year of experience in public health law and policy, which can be satisfied by law school clinical or externship experience or relevant paid work during law school. Regulatory and legislative experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working with state and local health departments and/or legislative bodies. Judicial clerkship is a plus. Maryland Bar membership strongly preferred; if not barred, please indicate if planning to take the 2021 Maryland Bar Exam.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Excellent research, writing, oral communication, and presentation skills. 
  • Familiarity with basic concepts of public health law.
  • Skilled in online presentation platforms, including Zoom, WebEx, and Google Meet.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to network and interact as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals. Ability and willingness to travel as needed. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to work with a wide range of people, including law students, government and industry representatives, and members of the general public. Openness to critical feedback and sincere desire to learn and grow as a professional. Grant writing experience is a plus.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year extension. This is a grant-funded position and subject to continuation of funding.

Start date: Negotiable—as soon as July 6; no later than August 15.

Salary: $50,000

Position closing date: June 6, 2021

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]  Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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Organization: Francis King Carey School of Law - Instruction
Job Posting: May 5, 2021




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Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time