Sarah Roache, LL.M., is the Director of the Global Health LL.M. program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center. She also leads the O’Neill Institute’s broader health law capacity building programs, including developing intensive health law trainings for lawyers and government officials working at the intersection of law and health.
Sarah’s substantive expertise includes legal and policy interventions to reduce key non-communicable disease risk factors, including tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Sarah worked as a complex class action litigator, representing victims of tobacco related diseases and thalidomide survivors. She also has experience as a social and legal policy adviser to government and NGOs, including formulating best practice domestic implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Sarah holds a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, where she received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the most distinguished academic record. Sarah also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is admitted to the New York Bar and to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.