In This Edition
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Each issue features legal news relating to public health and includes announcements; top national, state, and local stories; state and federal court opinions; and interviews.
|PHLP is accepting applications for summer 2016 internships and externships. The internships and externships create entry-level experience for rising and current 3rd year law students who are interested in exploring careers in public health law. PHLP provides services and resources, such as technical assistance, publications, and workforce development to CDC programs and state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. The program is open only to rising and current 3rd year law students. Applications for summer 2016 are due by midnight (EST), February 28, 2016.|
|This article summarizes several types of emergency declarations, including tribal declarations, Stafford Act declarations, and federal public health emergency declarations, and their implications for tribes. Sunshine G, Hoss A. Emergency declarations and tribes: mechanisms under tribal and federal law. Michigan State International Law Review 2015;24:33–44.|
|The United States has seen a significant increase in large-scale animal farming. Large-scale animal farms are classified as either animal feeding operations or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), depending on the number of animals housed. PHLP has released a Menu of State Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Laws Related to Odors, which examines state laws on CAFOs and the environmental odors they produce, and a Research Anthology for CAFOs and Public Nuisance Law.|
|Interview with Matthew S. Penn, Director, CDC’s Public Health Law Program|
|What is the closing date for the Public Health Law Program’s summer 2016 internship and externship applications?|