AIDS Legal Project

The AIDS Legal Project trains students to serve
the unmet legal needs of a highly stigmatized
largely indigent segment of the population.


AIDS Legal Project

The Duke AIDS Legal Project has been providing free legal assistance to low-income HIV-infected clients since 1996. The AIDS Legal Project offers law students the opportunity to develop practical lawyering skills through direct representation of clients under close attorney supervision. Each semester ten students are enrolled in this clinical law course, delivering over 100 hours of direct client services each. The students receive practical skills training, specialized training in the law relating to HIV/AIDS, and academic credit. Through their work, the AIDS Legal Project fills a critical need for legal representation of some of the neediest clients in North Carolina. Read more about the clinic.


Resources for the public

Resources for students

Course Documents


  • AIDS Legal Assistance Project, 400.01
    This course is an in-house legal clinic in which students provide supervised legal representation for persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • AIDS Policy Clinic, 402.01
    This clinic is a section of the AIDS Legal Assistance Project in which students will focus on policy work rather than direct client representation.

Annual Report

AIDS Policy Clinic 2011-2012 Annual Report

Contact Us

AIDS Legal Project
Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708
Phone: (919) 613-7169
Fax: (919) 613-7262

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“The AIDS Legal Project does not provide legal advice over the internet. The information on this web site is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation and jurisdiction. The information contained on this web site is not guaranteed to be up to date and cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your state.”