Legal Fellow - Summer 2021

Job Locations US-MN-Edina
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/27/2021 10:34 AM)
Job ID
2021-1762
# of Openings
1
Category
Criminal Justice and Legal-Related
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Network for Public Health Law

Overview

The Network for Public Health Law (Network) (networkforphl.org), with the support of its fiscal sponsor, TSNE (tsne.org), is a national organization providing leadership, legal technical assistance and educational resources to help public health practitioners, attorneys, policy makers, researchers, advocates, and communities develop, implement, and enforce laws to solve public health challenges.

Responsibilities

The Network for Public Health Law’s Harm Reduction Legal Project seeks a summer fellow to assist in our work addressing legal and policy barriers that impede the establishment and expansion of evidence-based harm reduction measures such as naloxone distribution, syringe access programs, and access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing guidance and consultation to governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as impacted individuals to assist them in navigating the often extremely confusing maze of existing laws and regulations that hamper harm reduction initiatives;
  • Creatng non-partisan, evidence-based publications and training regarding the state of laws impacting individuals who use drugs, individuals in recovery, and their communities, as well as research regarding the impact of those laws;
  • Performing research, legal analysis, and strategic guidance to a) stakeholders attempting to operate within existing laws and b) advocates seeking to modify or remove legal restrictions on harm reduction initiatives.

This will be a remote position with a schedule of 37.5 hours per week at $25/hour.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Must be an L2 law student in good standing. Rising L3 students are prefered;
  • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills;
  • Individuals with lived experience are particularly encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to access a suitable, remote work environment with confidence to work remotely.

TSNE/Network envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Network will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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