O'Neill Institute Associate - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Mar 09, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Education, Law
Full Time
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O'Neill Institute Associate - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Institute Associate supports O'Neill Institute/ Global Health Law LL.M. courses to expand opportunities for experiential learning. S/he works on projects and/or academic research projects as necessary. Reporting to the Institute Director of the O'Neill Institute, the Institute Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees legal research, analysis, project organization, and external engagement on assigned topics with occasional support from, and supervision of, research assistants.
  • Coordinates with external partners, including donor organizations, and internal stakeholders of the Institute, including Georgetown University faculty and staff, to accomplish project and program goals.
  • Works with, advises, and directs project team, functioning as an expert resource on designated subjects.
  • Functions as project manager by maintaining assignment completion schedules.
  • Attends and reports on events relevant to the assigned research topics and/or other projects at the Institute.
  • Networks with internal and external stakeholders, representing the Institute's projects and programs and the Associate's area of expertise.
  • Conducts research and reaches out to relevant large donors, facilitating new relationships for the Institute and increasing funding opportunities.
  • Supports O'Neill Institute courses including experiential components such as interacting with outside sponsors, participating in class exercises, and reviewing student work.
  • Supports the lnstitute's mission of capacity building by mentoring LL.M. students and/or Research Assistants on project/program work to foster substantive experience for students.
  • Travels occasionally to attend and/or present at relevant conferences, convening's, and events, both domestic and international.


  • JD or JD/MPH
  • Experience with health law and/or policy
  • Familiarity with both domestic and international health law topics
  • Academic and working knowledge of research topics related to health law
  • Excellent research and legal writing skills
  • Ability to operate professionally and maturely in interactions with academic and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work well as part of a small team and supervise student work in a professional manner
  • Exceptional academic credentials, including publications preferred

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