Type of Funding
The Global Health Law Program at the Georgetown University Law Center is offering a limited number of Global Health Law scholarships to students pursuing an LL.M. in Global Health Law or Global Health Law & International Institutions for AY 2018-2019.
The LL.M. in Global Health Law focuses on studies in core legal and policy courses on global health, individual and public health, human rights, trade law, bioethics, international economics, environmental law, biotechnology, and science. There may be additional coursework in areas like disabilities, insurance, intellectual property, and refugees. The LL.M. in Global Health & International Institutions is offered in partnership with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and students will spend a semester in Geneva examining the world of international institutions their relationship with global health governance.
Global Health Law Scholars, will receive either full or partial tuition awards, which are sponsored by Georgetown Law and/or external organizations in law and health. The scholarship award may be coupled with internship opportunities.
Applicants must be highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with their J.D. (or a first degree in law from universities outside of the U.S.), with strong interests or backgrounds in global and domestic health laws and policies. Scholars will be assessed on the basis of their:
- academic qualifications in the fields of law/ethics and public health, health policy, health economics, bioethics, or other relevant disciplines;
- public or private sector work experience on global or domestic health law issues; and
- demonstrated potential for excellence within the field of global health law. Students’ financial needs may also be considered.
Preference is given to full-time students.
Scholarship applicants have to submit a supplemental essay of maximum 500 words on an issue of health law or policy that is of interest to them.
Applications should preferably be done online. Those unable to apply online may download the application form and send completed application packages by post, or by email. The application deadline for the scholarship is 9 February 2018.