Ayesha Bashir was a 2023 summer intern at the O’Neill Institute.

Prior to joining O’Neill, Bashir has worked as an intern at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, assisting a Supreme Court Judge and the Parliament of Pakistan, in the legislative wing. At her university, she is president of the Law Society; president of College of Law at the Student Council; and a research assistant for two of her professors, Dr. Barry Solaiman and Dr. Georgios Dimitropoulos, in areas related to health, technology and international trade and economic law.

Since working at a research institute for her gap year, her interest in legal research has grown. She looks forward to learning more about health law in relation to technology, international economies, sexual and reproductive health, and human rights.

Bashir has also represented her college in various law competitions, including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot; has won the DIFC Court-DEC Moot Competition; and was runner-up in the Amity University Client Counselling Competition.

She was recently awarded the Paigham-E-Pakistan Medal in recognition of her contribution in social reconstruction of Pakistan towards a more inclusive society. She was also part of Yale’s Global Health Students United for Regional and Global Education (YGH SURGE), where she collaborated with students across the globe on issues related to health and human rights. As part of YGH SURGE, she co-authored an op-ed on the importance of courts in healthcare. She has also co-authored the chapter, “AI in the Middle East” in AI, Health and the Law (edited by Barry Solaiman and I. Glenn Cohen; Edward Elgar Publishing: forthcoming in 2023).

Bashir is currently a law student at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar. She graduated from Bahria University, Pakistan, with a B.S.S in International Relations.

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