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Speaking and Thinking Like a Public Health Attorney

posted on Fri, May 5 2017 10:24 am by Sarah A Wetter

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...

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Complete Streets, Complete Legal Learning: A Law Student’s First Experience with “Legal Epidemiology”

posted on Mon, Mar 27 2017 3:47 pm by Sophia Jafrul

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.

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Public Health Law Mentorship: A Mentor's Perspective

posted on Wed, Aug 27 2014 11:25 am by Max Gakh

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. 

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Public Health Law Mentorship: A Mentee's Perspective

posted on Wed, Aug 27 2014 11:13 am by Johnattan Garcia

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. 

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Career Q & A with Matthew Penn

posted on Fri, Jul 25 2014 2:56 pm by Matthew Penn

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: 

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My Experience as a Mentor in the Student Network Mentorship Program

posted on Wed, Jul 2 2014 4:12 pm by Chris Bui

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.

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My Experience as a Mentee in the Student Network Mentorship Program

posted on Wed, Jul 2 2014 4:02 pm by Michael Dark

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.

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Debating the Pros and Cons of the Affordable Care Act

posted on Wed, Feb 19 2014 11:05 am by Alexandra Brandes

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.

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Perspectives from Public Health Law Professionals – Liz Gates

posted on Tue, Sep 10 2013 11:36 am by Liz Gates

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.  

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Career Q&A With Molly Berkery

posted on Mon, May 13 2013 2:38 pm by Molly Berkery

­­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.

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