Course Information

Course Number

402

Credits

3

AIDS Policy Clinic

This clinic is a section of the AIDS Legal Assistance Project in which students will focus on policy work rather than direct client representation. Students in this clinic will work on policy initiatives aimed at increasing access to quality, comprehensive health care for low-income individuals living with chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS and their families. The policy work will focus on barriers to access to care and prevention, including HIV-related stigma, Medicaid-funded transportation, access to HIV medications, and implementation of health care reform in North Carolina. Students will work to inform policy recommendations and advocacy strategies at the national, regional, state and county levels in executive, legislative and regulatory arenas. Over the course of a semester, students can expect to accumulate a wealth of hands-on experience in current and emerging health policy issues on the state and federal level. Students will conduct legal and fact-based research to inform policy recommendations, produce in-depth reports, comment letters, presentations and draft legislation or regulatory guidance. Each student will focus on particular policy project(s) and will be required to spend a minimum of 100 hours on their clinic project(s). We will have regular group meetings with students and clinic faculty throughout the semester.

Clinics Enrollment Policy

IMPORTANT:
Instructor permission is required for enrollment in the AIDS Policy Clinic. This course may not be dropped after the first class meeting.

Instructor Permission Required for Enrollment
To enroll in the Clinic, you must have successfully completed at least two semesters of Law School and have instructor permission. It is helpful to have had experience working on HIV/AIDS or other health health policy or related issues, or to have taken AIDS and the Law and/or the AIDS Legal Assistance Project.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Carolyn McAllaster, Allison Rice
AIDS Policy Clinic 402.02
Spring 2014

Carolyn McAllaster, Allison Rice
AIDS Policy Clinic 402.01
Fall 2013

Carolyn McAllaster, Allison Rice
AIDS Policy Clinic 402.02
Spring 2013
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Carolyn McAllaster, Allison Rice
AIDS Policy Clinic 402.01
Fall 2012
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Carolyn McAllaster, Allison Rice
AIDS Policy Clinic 402.02
Spring 2012
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Instructor Permission only

Carolyn McAllaster, Allison Rice
AIDS Policy Clinic 402.01
Fall 2011
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