Institute Associate, O'Neill Institute - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 01, 2018
Sep 19, 2018
Education, Law
Full Time
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Institute Associate, O'Neill Institute - Georgetown University Law Center

The O'Neill Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O'Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. The O'Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O'Neill Institute draws upon the University's considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

The O'Neill Associate works on projects and/or academic research projects, such as preparation of white papers, organization of research colloquia and expert meetings, coordination of interdisciplinary research team, and grant writing. S/he engages in academic project that involve working closely with faculty to produce scholarly works for publication - in some cases resulting in joint publication. Reporting to the Institute's Director, the Institute Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Works with the institute's Director, faculty members, and staff to conduct short-term advanced research projects, including legal and policy research on relevant national and global health law, such as public health law, international health regulations, and health and human rights.
  • Supervises Research Assistants (RAs) and student research on relevant topics.
  • Performs legal and policy writing and presentations, and participates in related conferences and events.
  • Support O'Neill Institute/ Global Health Law LL.M. courses to expand opportunities for experiential learning.
  • Cultivates and helps manage relationships with external clients to help define and support student papers and evaluate work.
  • Communicate with other institutes, clinics, and professors as needed to obtain information relevant to research projects.


  • Juris Doctor degree or Master's in Public Health
  • 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
  • Preference for exceptional academic credentials, including publications

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