Somer Brown is a law fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

While in law school, Brown interned with the O’Neill Institute, as well as in the chambers of Chief Justice Budd at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Northeastern University School of Law Center for Health Policy and Law, and Lawyering Project. Prior to entering law school, Brown interned for Senator Bernie Sanders and Planned Parenthood. She also supported lobbying efforts in the Vermont Statehouse related to universal primary health care, gun control, and marijuana legalization. She is passionate about destigmatizing health care and increasing access for low-income communities.

Brown holds a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. She is in the process of becoming a member of the DC Bar.

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