From the 2010 News Archive
Tobacco Clinic Students Publish Series of Op-Eds
Students enrolled in the Tobacco Control Clinic
instructed by Law School Associate Professor Kathleen Dachille
have published op-eds advocating for public health issues at a tremendous rate. Four students published three articles in the Baltimore Sun
within the past two months alone, tackling a variety of issues including the impact of polluted cigarette butts within Baltimore City’s limits
, the harm of smokeless tobacco to major league baseball players
, and the problem surrounding the growing trend of youth consuming flavored tobacco products
"Usually students in the clinic publish an op-ed about once every other semester," said Professor Dachille, Director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation and Advocacy
. "In a public policy clinic we are able to show students the many ways that they can get advocacy out there, which is through paper, through petitions, and through legislature. This is truly a unique opportunity that the Law School gives students on looking at public health issues."
Read the series of op-eds published in the Baltimore Sun
The Tobacco Control Clinic, established in conjunction with the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation and Advocacy, provides an experiential learning opportunity for law students interested in working on public health policy at the state and local level as well as the national and international level. Students also engage in advocacy before the state and local legislatures, contribute to national litigation and policy development and assist developing countries create and implement sound tobacco control programs.
Posted by Carrie Oleynik