National and Global Health Law LL.M.
Georgetown’s Health Law LL.M. programs train lawyers to apply their specialized legal skills to improve population health in the United States and globally. The innovative full- or part-time courses of study explore the intersections of health and law, including global health governance, health and human rights, food and drug law, access to health care, and legal interventions to prevent and control infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Created in 2007 as part of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, our programs include the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law (see below), the LL.M. in Global Health Law and International Governance with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and certificate programs in Food and Drug Law and U.S. Health Law. We have more than 200 graduates from 30 countries working to improve the public’s health in the private sector, academia, non-government organizations, international organizations, and all levels of government.
LL.M. in National and Global Health Law
All National and Global Health Law LL.M. candidates are enrolled in the 3-credit Global Health Law course, which explores the roles that the law, lawyers, and legal institutions play in public health across the globe. Working with their academic advisor, candidates select additional courses from Georgetown Law’s unparalleled health law curriculum, with more than 35 courses addressing domestic and global health law.
As part of their program, National and Global Health Law students have the unique opportunity to engage with the O’Neill Institute, a premier research institution working at the intersection of health and the law. Candidates may work on O’Neill Institute projects as research assistants, enroll in its practicum courses, attend symposia and events, and participate in career and professional development programs including a mentorship program that partners students with O’Neill Institute staff and program alumni.
|Requirement||U.S.-Trained Students||Foreign-Trained Students|
|Total Credits Required||24||20|
|Specialization Credits Required||16||14|
|Program Course Requirements||3-credit Global Health Law course||3-credit Global Health Law course|
|GPA Requirements||Students must earn a minimum grade point average of “B-” (2.67/4.00) in the courses that are counted toward the LL.M. specialization requirements||Students must earn a minimum grade point average of “B-” (2.67/4.00) in the courses that are counted toward the LL.M. specialization requirements|
To learn more, please contact:
Katie Gottschalk, Executive Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Phone: (202) 662-9466
Email Address: Katie Gottschalk
Please address any questions about admissions the Office of Graduate Admissions.