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O'Neill Institute Global Health Law LL.M. Update - October 2014

O'Neill Institute
O'Neill Institute
October 2014

Global Health Law LL.M. Update


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LL.M. Upcoming Events
Important Dates

Wednesday, Oct 22 - 2:20-3:20pm
O'Neill Institute Colloquium: Looking Ahead to Future Health Challenges by Looking Back with Congressman Henry Waxman
Hotung 2001, Faculty Dining Room

Monday, Oct 27 - 5:00-8:00pm
Abortion, Conscience & Health: A Global Polemic?
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor

Wednesday, Oct 29  4:00-5:00pm
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Hotung 2001, Faculty Dining Room

Sunday, Nov 2
Prof. Gostin's Annual Hike and Brunch 
Potomac, MD

Monday, Nov 3 - 5:00-6:00pm
O'Neill Institute Scholars Workshop
EBW 358 (Large Conference Room)

Helpful Links
Global Health Law LL.M. Course Guides
Georgetown Law Student Handbook

O'Neill Institute Blog and Publications

Harnessing the Power of Advertising to Promote Health: 6 of the Best Public Health Ads
By: Sarah Roache, O'Neill Institute Fellow 

Counterfeiting Ebola: Fakes, Frauds and other Malarkey

By: The O'Neill Institute 

How Public Health Can Help Tackle the NFL’s Domestic Violence Epidemic
By: Tanya Baytor, O'Neill Institute LL.M Program Director

Recalling our First Fears about HIV—Can We Do Better with Ebola?
By: The O'Neill Institute 

From TIME: Ebola Co-Discoverer Peter Piot: ‘This was an Avoidable Catastrophe'
By: The O'Neill Institute

3 Issues to Consider Before Voting in November 
By: Aliza Glasner, O'Neill Institute Associate 

10 Resources to Help You Get a Handle on the Ebola Epidemic
By: Dan Hougendobler
O'Neill Institute Fellow 

See All News & Events

Professor Gostin's Annual Hike and Brunch

Sunday, November 2, 2014

(Note: Time is subject to change)

Home of the Gostin's
10413 Masters Terrace
Potomac, MD 20854-3862

Options for Hiking:

  • 9:30am - Meet at the Gostin's and hike to Great Falls Park
  • 10:15am - Meet the group in the parking lot across from Old Angler (10801 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854) to participate in a shorter hike
  • 12:00pm - Brunch at the Gostin's home

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Caroline Gould at if you would like to attend. 

Please note in your RSVP if you need a ride. 

More details will be sent out closer to the date regarding the menu and directions.  

* Note: Daylight Savings Time Ends November 2. Make sure to set your clocks back!


O'Neill Institute

"As we witness the self-interested US response to three domestic Ebola cases, we should reflect on the real humanitarian crisis in West Africa, which has endured unbelievable, and avoidable, suffering and death. Sometimes when we think about health, we need to dwell on others, with particular attention to the most disadvantaged. And that is my health tip for this month— our shared humanity."

Professor Lawrence O. Gostin is the Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute and holds the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. For more information about Professor Gostin, please click here.


Prior to pursuing her Global Health Law LL.M. degree, Po-Chen Tsao practiced law in Taipei, Taiwan. She handled mainly environmental law cases, specifically, cases under the Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act.  She represented the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration in appeals brought by polluters. Po-Chen has also worked as a research associate at the Policy and Law Center for Environmental Sustainability at National Taiwan University, where she obtained her first Master of Laws degree on Public Law.  For her Master's thesis, Po-Chen’s research pertained to the regulation of online speech. She also worked as law clerk in the Taiwan High Court Criminal Court.
Po-Chen is a Global Health Law LLM alumni (class of 2014) and she was an event editor at Georgetown Law Weekly at that time. She is now working at HIPR, a consulting firm as a Legal Associate, dealing mostly with contract drafting work and legal compliance. She will be promoted to the role of In-House Legal Counsel after she becomes licensed to practice law in New York. In the meantime, she also works for a non-profit organization, International Child Abduction Awareness Foundation, to research and analyze domestic and international parental kidnapping laws and policy. She believes in and endeavors that to make the most of life, we need an open, creative mind and then to see the possibilities. 


Oscar A. Cabrera, Abogado (JD equivalent), LL.M., is the Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, Oscar has served as the Deputy Director, Senior Fellow, and a Law Fellow. He is a foreign-trained attorney who earned his law degree in his home country of Venezuela, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.), with concentration in Health Law and Policy, at the University of Toronto. Before starting his Masters Degree program, Oscar worked as an Associate at a Venezuelan law firm (d'Empaire Reyna Bermúdez). 

Click here to read Professor Cabrera's complete bio. 


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Young Professionals in Tobacco Control Networking Happy Hour - Oct 28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Washington, DC

Join us for an opportunity to meet other young professionals working on or interested in tobacco control. Whether you work for a non-profit, advocacy organization, or the government, come to share experiences, challenge perspectives and meet a great group of people.

Contacts: Allison O'Donnell, Megan Flynn & Shay Abagat 

Open Society Foundation - Program Officer 

The Open Society Public Health Program advances a human rights approach to health, with an emphasis on social inclusion, transparency, accountability, and participation. We work to make justice systems more responsive to health, to challenge the health establishment to advance human rights, to shift power dynamics in health-related decision-making, and to influence the funding environment for health and rights.
The program officer will be responsible for strategy development and grantmaking for the Public Health Program and for developing the connections between Public Health and the broader priorities of Open Society. Work is carried out independently/under general supervision.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements by October 24, 2014, to: Include job code in subject line: PO-PHP.

BRAC School of Public Health: MPH Admission and Scholarship - International Application Deadline 20th October, 2014


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