Health Law

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Georgetown Law brings together an extraordinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the fields of national and global health law. Curricular strengths include health law and policy as well as the related fields of public health law, health care finance, food and drug regulation, international human rights, environmental law, bioethics, intellectual property, access to health care, and trade. In addition to a wide range of courses within the J.D. program, Georgetown Law offers an LL.M. degree in Global Health Law and International Institutions, in which students gain a true global perspective with a semester in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law supports scholarship, research, and teaching that provides a deeper understanding of how law can be used to improve health. The O’Neill Institute has a large staff and a research program organized around seven thematic areas: food and drug law, global health governance, health care, health and human rights, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, and trade and investment.

Georgetown Law faculty respond to urgent health issues, such as HIV prevention technologies, child vaccinations, and food safety regulations, with world-class research and scholarship, and by engaging in projects with partners including international organizations and NGOs. Students have the opportunity to work directly on the O’Neill Institute’s projects as research assistants, to enroll in its experiential learning classes, to attend its symposia and events, and to participate in an annual summer program with leading practitioners and academics focused on emerging health law and policy issues.

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Oscar Cabrera Profile
Oscar Cabrera
Sherman Cohn Profile
Sherman Cohn
Lawrence Gostin Profile
Lawrence Gostin
Nan Hunter Profile
Nan Hunter
David Super Profile
David Super
Timothy Westmoreland Profile
Timothy Westmoreland
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Access to Health Care and Coverage: Law and Policy

Health Law and Policy

International Assistance for Global Health

Law and Regulation of Drugs, Biologics and Devices

Public Health Law and Ethics
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  • Lawrence O. Gostin, Lead in the Water: A Tale of Social and Environmental Injustice, 315 JAMA 2053-2054 (2016).   
  • Lawrence O. Gostin & Eric A. Friedman, The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Achieving the Vision of Global Health with Justice, Geo. Pub. Pol'y Rev., Spring 2016, at 1-25.    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Lawrence O. Gostin & Daniel Lucey, A Yellow Fever Epidemic: A New Global Health Emergency?, 315 JAMA 2661-2662 (2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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Faculty in the News

"Experimental drugs poised for use in Ebola outbreak," coverage in Nature, May 18, 2018, featuring Professor Lawrence Gostin.

"Experts available to discuss subjects related to Ebola virus," coverage in, May 18, 2018, featuring Professor Lawrence O. Gostin.

"Determining which poor people should have to work for aid," coverage in The Bulletin, May 15, 2018, featuring Professor Davis Super.

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