Public Health Law Clinic

In the Public Health Law Clinic, you will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the development of sound and effective public health law and policy. You will work with public health officials, legislators, and community organizations to identify public health challenges; develop policy and law responses; draft legislation, regulations, or informal policy; and advocate for policy change. Through this process, you will learn how to understand and apply social science research, communicate legal issues to non-lawyers, and identify and analyze legal hurdles to public health action. You will learn about the source and scope of public health authority. Specific areas of coverage include reproductive health care access and maternal health; environmental health; injury prevention, with an emphasis on traffic safety; alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis regulation; problem gambling and food safety and security. You will work to bring social justice to the public health realm and identify particular policy options to decrease inequality and enhance justice in public health practice.

This has been more about helping individuals that are usually left behind and it's been great because it's opened my eyes to a lot of problems I didn't even know about.

Edward Miller