Preparing the next generation of leaders to solve the toughest national and global health challenges.

The Intersection of Health and Law

Georgetown Law’s health law academic programs, run in conjunction with the O’Neill Institute, train lawyers to apply their specialized legal skills to improve health around the world. The innovative full- or part-time courses of study allow students to develop expertise at the intersections of health and law, including:

  • Global health governance
  • Health and human rights
  • Food and drug law
  • Health care access and regulation
  • Legal interventions to prevent and control infectious and noncommunicable diseases

Key Facts

O’Neill has graduated more than 200 alumni from around the world since 2007.

O’Neill alumni hold positions in health ministries, courts, hospitals, research laboratories, leading think tanks, and international NGOs.

The Health Law LL.M. class of 2021/2022 is the largest and most diverse in O’Neill’s history.

Our Global Student Body

Each year, approximately 30 students from more than 15 countries enroll in our health law academic programs. Typically, 25% are U.S.-trained attorneys and 75% received their first law degree overseas. 

Access to a Top Research Institution

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is a premier research institution working at the intersection of health and the law. Health law students 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. 

LL.M. and Certificate Programs

Our health law academic programs include:

Unparalleled Health Law Curriculum

Georgetown Law offers access to an unparalleled health law curriculum, with more than 40 courses addressing domestic and global health law. Read more about Georgetown’s health law courses here.