In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak, I entered law school to study the role of law in advancing the public’s health. Early in my experience, I gained some advice that would prove valuable through the next several years: learn to speak and think like a public health attorney. While public health may not be the vernacular of most law schools, through some digging, I discovered several opportunities to gain meaningful public health exposure as a law student. I found the following steps most valuable...
While working for the Public Health Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School, two students conducted a study on Complete Streets policies. The students were able to create a comprehensive data set and inventory of existing Complete Streets and routine accommodation state laws.
Max Gakh is a public health law professional currently working as Scholar in Residence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this Q & A, Max shares his reflections on his experience as a mentor in the 2013/2014 Student Network Mentorship Program.
Johnattan Garcia is a fifth-year Colombian student studying both law and business administration at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Johnattan participated in the 2013/2014 Student Network Mentorship Program as a mentee. In this Q & A, Johnattan shares some insights about his experience.
The Student Network’s Tools for Finding a Job in Public Health Law webinar on December 6, 2013, featured Matthew Penn, director of the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among his many responsibilities, Mr. Penn oversees hiring and supervision of public health law professionals. In the following Q&A, he answers follow-up questions from webinar participants:
Chris Bui is a public health law professional currently working as a Tobacco Prevention Policy Coordinator at the Tri-County Health Department in Denver, Colorado. In this Q & A, Chris shares some insights about his experience as a mentor in the 2013/2014 Student Network Mentorship Program.
Michael Dark received a Master of Public Health from West Virginia University in 2013 and participated in the 2013/2014 Student Network Mentorship Program as a mentee. In this Q&A, Michael shares some insights about his experience.
Alexandra Brandes, a member of Tulane University’s Disability and Health Law Society and the Student Network for Public Health Law, describes an event her student group held during the fall 2013 semester.
Liz Gates, J.D., M.P.H, Project Coordinator at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences describes her experience building a career in the public health law field.
As a follow-up to the recent Student Network Career Panel Webinar, presenter Molly Berkery, an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Legal Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Law Program, answers a few more questions submitted by students and offers advice about education and networking.