Georgetown Law’s programs in national and global health law prepare lawyers to make a difference in public health policy or in representing healthcare providers and patients.
Our extraordinary faculty offers a diverse curriculum that covers health law and policy as well as the related fields including healthcare finance, food and drug regulation, international human rights, environmental law, bioethics, intellectual property, access to healthcare 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. 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 at that provides a deeper understanding of how law can be used to improve health. The 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.