Kelvin Nguyen is a candidate for the LL.M. in Global Health Law and Governance and a member of the class of 2022.
Nguyen is interested in advising and assisting domestic and international health organizations on commercial legal issues and health policies. He is interested in the intersection between health and intellectual property law, and in the promotion of equitable access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries. His interests also include human rights, international development, infectious and neglected diseases, and noncommunicable diseases.
He is currently a research assistant at the O’Neill Institute. Prior to Georgetown, Nguyen previously worked as a legal advisor at an Australian government health regulatory agency, providing support on corporate matters. He has experience with post-tender processes, drafting and negotiating commercial, service and ICT agreements, advising on governance and legal issues, and instructing on legal disputes. He has also worked as an associate at an Australian law firm, Minter Ellison, in its Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution department. He has experience in advising multinational and domestic clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, ranging from IP disputes and IP-related corporate transactions, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to patent law and health technologies.
Nguyen holds a Graduate Diploma in Laws from the University of Melbourne, focusing on intellectual property and health law, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Adelaide. He is also a recipient of Georgetown Law’s Global Health Law scholarship.