Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., University of California, Berkeley; LL.M., J.S.D., Columbia
Professor Allyn Taylor joined Georgetown as a Visiting Professor of Law in 2007. She is also an adjunct professor of international relations at the Johns...Continue Reading
Professor Allyn Taylor joined Georgetown as a Visiting Professor of Law in 2007. She is also an adjunct professor of international relations at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Professor Taylor teaches in the areas of global health law, international law and international organizations. At Georgetown she is a faculty member of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
Prior to joining Georgetown, Professor Taylor was a senior health policy and legal adviser on the staff at the World Health Organization and was the senior legal adviser for the negotiation and the adoption of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first treaty negotiated at the World Health Organization. Professor Taylor initiated the idea of a global treaty on tobacco with her colleague, the late Professor Ruth Roemer, in the early 1990s and developed the idea of a framework convention on tobacco control as part of her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University School of Law.
Professor Taylor has been an adviser to The World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Organization of American States, the Pan American Health Organization, the Overseas Development Council, the Framework Convention Alliance, the National Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Realizing Rights: The Equitable Globalization Initiative and the International Union Against Cancer. In addition to the Law Center and SAIS, she has taught at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Maryland Schools of Law and Medicine, and the American University Washington College of Law. Internationally, she has lectured in programs in global health law and diplomacy sponsored by Erasmus University, Rotterdam and the University of Geneva.
Professor Taylor holds a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and a masters and a doctorate in international law from Columbia University School of Law where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow in public international law. She has written extensively on global health law and policy concerns, including global tobacco control, global access to pain medication, women’s health, biotechnology, health and human rights, international health security, and communicable disease control.
Professor Taylor will be visiting at the University of California, Hastings during the Spring 2012 semester.