Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy
Students enrolled in the Public Health Law Clinic provide valuable assistance to the LRC. Clinic will provide an experiential learning opportunity for law students representing local governments, community advocates and individuals with public health related legal issues.
Student responsibilities will include:
drafting state and local tobacco regulation, injury prevention, physical activity and healthy eating legislation;
assisting advocates in the support of such legislation or in opposition to legislation counter to public health goals, including drafting testimony for legislative sponsors and advocates and testifying before the General Assembly or local legislative bodies;
assisting state and local governments to adopt and implement public health related policies and regulations;
meeting with state and local government officials, as well as community advocates, for the purpose of advising on or assisting with the creation of new initiatives; and
researching public health and legal resources to determine the effectiveness of existing or proposed public health initiatives in Maryland and other states.