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

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Global Health Law LL.M. Update


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LL.M. Upcoming Events
Important Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 10 – 1:20-3:20pm
O'Neill Institute Colloquium: Focusing on Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Key Populations in the National and Global Response to HIV/AIDS
Hotung 2001

Wednesday, Sept 10 4:00-5:00pm
Scholars Workshop Info. Session
EBW 358

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – 1:20-3:20pm
O'Neill Institute Colloquium: The Future of Philanthropy
Hotung 2001

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – 4:00-5:30pm
Global Health Law LL.M Welcome Reception
5th Floor E. B. Williams Library Atrium

Wednesday, Sept. 24 – 1:20-3:20pm
O'Neill Institute Colloquium: Non-Communicable Diseases (NDCs)
Hotung 2001

November - Stay tuned for details regarding Prof. Gostin's annual hike and lunch in Potomac, MD

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

O'Neill Institute Blog and Publications

Ebola and September 11: National Traumas, Heroes, Enduring Legacies, and a Framework Convention on Global Health
By: Eric Friedman, O'Neill Institute Associate 

Ebola: The Global Health Tragedy of Our Times and How Law is Essential in Preventing Public Health Catastrophes

By: Tanya Baytor, O'Neill Institute LL.M Program Director and Ana Ayala, O'Neill Institute Associate

"West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic Is Out of Control, but Never Had to Happen."
By: Lawrence Gostin, O'Neill Institute Faculty Director, Eric Friedman, O'Neill Institute Associate, and Dan Hougendobler, O'Neill Institute Fellow

#icebucketchallenge: A Public Health Practitioner’s Perspective
By: Aliza Glasner, O'Neill Institute Associate

Pandas, pandemics, and public health: A fond farewell to the O’Neill Institute
By: Belinda Reeve, O'Neill Institute Fellow 

“Right to Try” Laws Offer No Meaningful Solutions and Undermine Science
By: Brian Honermann, O'Neill Institute Associate

Georgetown Celebrates the Launch of Global Health Law Book with Distinguished Panel
By: Daniel Hougendobler, O'Neill Institute Fellow

See All News & Events


Welcome Global Health Law LL.M Students!

Global Health Law LL.M Class of 2014 Attending Professor Gostin's Annual Fall Hike and Brunch 


"As the semester is just beginning, now is the time to bring our lives into balance. There are three essentials to good health and wellbeing: sleep well, eat well, and get plenty of physical activity. Often we think that we can do with less sleep, eat unhealthy snacks, or skip our walk or workout when the pressure of study gets intense. But the reverse is true. Without keeping all three parts of life in balance we actually work less effectively. I should know. I have tried everything in my many years of life, and there is no substitute for good health and wellbeing. In fact, it brings greater concentration and productivity, not less. Pass it on.”

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.


Ali Jones (Global Health LLM '11) is currently a Senior Legal Policy Advisor with the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer in Melbourne, Australia. In this capacity, she primarily works on global tobacco control, particularly in low- and middle- income countries. The McCabe Centre conducts research, provides legal and policy advice, and runs capacity building training for government lawyers on issues including implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and trade and investment law issues surrounding regulation of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy foods.
After completion of her LLM, Ali was an O'Neill Institute Associate, where she contributed to projects on HIV policy in Africa, the Trade, Investment and Health initiative, and also supervised students conducting human rights fact finding on reproductive rights issues in Uganda and Tanzania. Ali has also worked as a human rights advocate in Cambodia, and as a solicitor in Australian corporate legal practice. Ali's current interests focus on using the law effectively to prevent and control the growing global burden of non-communicable disease.


Jeffrey Crowley is the Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Distinguished Scholar. Mr. Crowley is a widely recognized expert on HIV/AIDS and disability policy. From February 2009 through December 2011, he served as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy for President Barack Obama. In this capacity, he led the development of our country's first domestic National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, a five-year plan for aligning the efforts of all stakeholders to reduce the number of new HIV infections, increase access to care, and reduce HIV-related health disparities. The Strategy continues to guide the Administration's efforts in this area. He also coordinated disability policy development for the Domestic Policy Council and worked on the policy team that spearheaded the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Crowley received his Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College. He is an alumnus of the United States Peace Corps where he served as a Volunteer/High School Science Teacher in Swaziland.


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University of Chicago Law School - Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic  

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position leading its international human rights law clinic.  The position would begin during the 2015-2016 academic year. The position would be on the law school’s clinical professor track, which culminates in long-term renewable contracts.

The attorney who fills the position will direct the international human rights law clinic: engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic’s mission and goals; supervising students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; and teaching a related seminar and/or clinical skills courses.
Candidates must have a J.D., must have at least three years of relevant experience, and be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic or who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students or other attorneys are strongly preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision skills are required.

Each candidate should submit a Curriculum Vitae or résumé, a list of references, a legal writing sample, a law school transcript, a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate’s relevant practice and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply online and upload application material at: All application material must be received by December 1, 2014. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/disabled/veterans employer. 

ReThink Health - Director of Consulting Services

ReThink Health, a collaborative initiative of the Rippel Foundation currently supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and many others, is conducting a search for the Director of Consulting Services with the help of Isaacson Miller. This new position will report directly to the President and CEO of the Foundation and will be a vital member of ReThink Health's Leadership Team.  This is an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to join a rapidly growing initiative committed to large scale innovative system change at the regional and national levels.
While virtually no one disputes that the U.S. health system is unsustainable, there are pressing questions about how to shape effective responses, how to align and sustain critical initiatives, how to identify and allocate resources, and who ought to decide.  The Director of Consulting will lead ReThink Health's portfolio of regional projects with leaders in places best poised for system-wide action.  The goal is to test hypotheses, tools, and approaches that will accelerate efforts to bridge health and healthcare and lead to system-wide redesign.  
The Director of Consulting Services will be an experienced consultant, project manager, and connector/networker with outstanding interpersonal skills and the capacity to work effectively within a collaborative learning environment.  S/he will have significant experience with large and complex consulting projects and teams related to organizational development, community engagement and implementation, as well as a passion for innovating at the frontiers of a new health system.  Knowledge of the U.S. healthcare and public health system is highly desirablealthough we welcome all candidates with the right experience and a strong track record.
Please share this opportunity with qualified candidates and feel free to circulate this email widely.  We appreciate your thoughtful consideration in recommending a strong match for this position. A short advertisement for the position is included.  A full position description is available on the Isaacson, Miller website; and all inquiries, nominations, and applications can be directed to: A full position description is also located on and

U.S. Department of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program (unpaid) - Now Accepting Applications

Click here ( to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 17, 2014.

Please note this is an earlier-than-usual deadline. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

So consider spending your Summer 2015 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Please visit for more information about the Summer 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 17, 2014.

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


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