Erica Patterson is a student of the 2023-2024 LL.M. in National and Global Health Law. She is originally from the United States.

Patterson is interested in global health law, regulation, and policy. She is also interested in economic development and its impact on global health, public and private global health law, and access to health.

Prior to enrolling at Georgetown Law, Patterson was a winter intern in the energy practice group for Thompson Coburn LLP. She also served in the legislative unit and Department of Health group at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Additionally, she served as the executive symposium editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, graduate student research assistant for Professor Diane Desierto, and chairman’s intern for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Patterson co-authored the “Economic Development Policy for Public Health Advancement,” chapter, a central chapter of the book Global Health Law & Policy: Ensuring Justice for a Healthier World. Additionally, she co-authored a publication to be used to prepare a draft Convention on the Right to Development.

Patterson holds a B.S. in family science and psychology from University of Maryland College Park, where she graduated cum laude. She also holds a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. Additionally, she received passing marks from the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation of University of Lucerne. She has received several awards and honors, including being a recipient of the ThinkSwiss Travel Grant, Notre Dame Law School Admissions Fellowship, and a merit-based scholarship from Notre Dame Law School.

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