Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation & Advocacy
Students enrolled in the Tobacco and the Law Seminar/LTP and the Tobacco Control Clinic provide valuable assistance to the Center. Both courses will provide an experiential learning opportunity for law students representing local governments, community advocates and individuals with tobacco-related legal problems.
Student responsibilities will include:
- drafting state and local tobacco control legislation;
- assisting advocates in the support of such legislation or in opposition to legislation counter to tobacco control goals, including drafting testimony for legislative sponsors and advocates and testifying before the General Assembly or local legislative bodies;
- representing local governments in civil prosecution of retailers accused of selling tobacco to minors;
- 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 tobacco control initiatives in Maryland and other states.