Adriana Lee Benedict
JD Class of 2014
Adriana's research explores the role of public interest lawyering in the field of intellectual property in emerging economies, particularly as impacted by international trade and investment agreements and related arbitration. To begin her research, she is traveling to Brazil to participate in the 2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, where she will be speaking to public interest lawyers from emerging economies about how intellectual property provisions in international trade and investment agreements impact their work. Importantly, Adriana’s research will aim to assess the current challenges and opportunities for South-North collaboration in this realm.
Adriana is a student fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. She holds leadership roles with the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, the Right to Research Coalition, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and is a researcher with the HSPH Program on Human Rights in Development. Adriana holds an S.M. (Global Health and Population) from the Harvard School of Public Health, and an A.B. from Harvard College (History and Science, with a secondary field in Government, and a Certificate in Mind, Brain and Behavior).