The center hires student law clerks throughout the year.  Each semester (and summer), law clerks work (or volunteer) to support the center in its work examining the efficacy, feasibility and legality of public policies aimed at reducing tobacco use, protecting the health of non-smokers and reducing the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases. Frequent legal issues include First Amendment conflicts, federal preemption & questions of equal protection.

Duties of law clerks include:

  • Researching legal and academic literature relating to current and prospective policy initiatives;
  • Analyzing findings and drafting summary fact sheets, memoranda and policy reports;
  • Designing presentations and printed materials; and
  • Providing administrative assistance, including workshop preparation and logistics.

For more information about how you can get involved in public health policy, contact us.