Dagim Mekonnen is a 2022 graduate of the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law program.

Mekonnen is interested in the intersection of law and infectious diseases, especially the contemporary issues of pandemic preparedness and response. He is also fascinated by the intersection of noncommunicable diseases and the law.

Prior to enrolling at Georgetown Law, Mekonnen worked as a legal expert at the Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority, where he drafted legislation and conducted legal research for six years. In his six-year stay at the authority, he also served as a case-team coordinator and an acting director of the legal service department of the authority. Currently, Mekonnen works as a research assistant at the O’Neill Institute.

Mekonnen holds an LL.B. from Dilla University in Ethiopia and an M.A. in international relations and diplomacy from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.

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