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Summer Program 2013

As global efforts to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are accelerating, complexity is increasing and the importance of law is becoming more apparent. Understanding the powers, duties and constraints created by law is now essential not only for lawyers, but also for officials and advocates working on NCDs.

The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on NCDs and the Law will take a global approach to the issues, while also drawing upon case studies from domestic law. Participants will enhance their understanding of the global burden of NCDs, contemporary developments at the international level, international instruments governing NCDs, best practice regulation, the intersection of human rights and NCDs and the intersection of trade, investment and NCDs.

Program Details

How to Apply
Registration is closed.

Program Fees
Program fees for the O’Neill Summer Program are $2,000 USD and include costs associated with the course materials as well as daily lunch and a welcome reception. Participants are responsible for all other expenses (i.e. housing, meals, transportation, travel, etc.)

International Participants: Visa Information
Please note that it is the participant’s responsibility to apply for a visa if necessary.

Travel & Housing
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and housing. For more information regarding accommodation options, please visit

A short list of area hotels can be found below. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

Georgetown Law is located by Capitol Hill and is accessible on Red Line by both Union Station and Judiciary Square Metro stops. See for more

Certificate of Attendance
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Georgetown University Law Center upon completion of the Summer Program.

Cancellation Policy
Please note that registration cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing to by Friday, May 17, 2013. All refund requests will be charged a $100 administrative handling fee and will be processed after the conference. There will be no refunds after Friday, May 17th.

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