Students must complete a total of 12 credits at Georgetown Law, 10 of which must be from courses in Global Health Law. As part of those 10 credits, all students pursuing the Global Health Law and International Institutions LL.M. are required to take the 4-credit course Global Health Law (Professor Taylor).
In addition, the remaining credits must be completed from an array of other health courses listed in the curriculum guide.
Students will be required to complete a total of 39 credits at the Graduate Institute (one Georgetown Law credit is approximately equal to three Graduate Institute credits). 24 of these credits will be from courses in international law, humanitarian law, international trade law, international environmental law, refugee law and policy, international affairs, and international development studies, including:
- Global Health Diplomacy
- Human Rights Through the Concepts
- Treatymaking in Contemporary International Society
- Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights
- Terrorism and International Law
- Advanced Seminar on WTO Jurisprudence
- The Security Council and Issues of Responsibility
- The Fight Against Torture, Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
- International Criminal Courts and Tribunals (Academy)
- The UN and the Emerging Culture of Impunity (Academy)
- Multilateral Governance and International Organizations
- Global Environmental Governance
- Environment, Population and Development
- Managing the Global Commons
- International Migration
- Water Conflicts, Security and Cooperation
In addition to coursework, students will be required to complete a 15-credit internship of at least four-weeks' full-time duration and a written report developing some of the themes and questions addressed during the internship. It is expected that most students will complete this requirement at an international institution in Geneva such as the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, or the World Trade Organization during the six-week period between the end of the fall semester at Georgetown Law and the beginning of the spring semester at the Graduate Institute. Many students are likely to opt to continue a relationship with the institution for which they worked during the spring semester at the Graduate Institute, and some institutions offering internship opportunities may require such a continuing commitment. With approval, some students may complete a 15-credit dissertation in place of the internship.