301 AIDS and the Law

The course will explore the legal and policy landscape of the HIV/AIDS epidemic primarily in the United States. We will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about HIV law and policy, including the legal issues faced by persons with HIV disease. Speakers will include medical specialists, social workers, and persons living with HIV. Topics covered include HIV-related stigma and discrimination, HIV testing and public health laws, confidentiality and privacy rights, estate planning issues, HIV criminalization, health disparities, access to health care and health insurance, permanency planning for children and other family law issues, employee benefit issues, and torts and HIV-related private lawsuits. There is an opportunity for student presentations on AIDS Law issues. In lieu of an exam, there is a paper requirement for the course. The course is helpful but not required for those intending to enroll in the Health Justice Clinic.

This course is only offered in the fall semester.
Course Areas of Practice
2016
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

301.01 2 Carolyn McAllaster Tu 1:45-3:35 PM 4042

The course will explore the legal and policy landscape of the HIV/AIDS epidemic primarily in the United States. We will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about HIV law and policy, including the legal issues faced by persons with HIV disease. Speakers will include medical specialists, social workers, and persons living with HIV. Topics covered include HIV-related stigma and discrimination, HIV testing and public health laws, confidentiality and privacy rights, estate planning issues, HIV criminalization, health disparities, access to health care and health insurance, permanency planning for children and other family law issues, employee benefit issues, and torts and HIV-related private lawsuits. There is an opportunity for student presentations on AIDS Law issues. In lieu of an exam, there is a paper requirement for the course. The course is helpful but not required for those intending to enroll in the Health Justice Clinic.

This course is only offered in the fall semester.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

301.01 2 Carolyn McAllaster Tu 3:45-5:35 PM Room 4045

The course will explore the legal and policy landscape of the HIV/AIDS epidemic primarily in the United States. We will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about HIV law and policy, including the legal issues faced by persons with HIV disease. Speakers will include medical specialists, social workers, and persons living with HIV. Topics covered include HIV-related stigma and discrimination, HIV testing and public health laws, confidentiality and privacy rights, estate planning issues, HIV criminalization, health disparities, access to health care and health insurance, permanency planning for children and other family law issues, employee benefit issues, and torts and HIV-related private lawsuits. There is an opportunity for student presentations on AIDS Law issues. In lieu of an exam, there is a paper requirement for the course. The course is helpful but not required for those intending to enroll in the Health Justice Clinic.This course is only offered in the fall semester.

Syllabus: Microsoft Office document icon 301.01.Fall2015-syllabus.doc

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

301.01 2 Carolyn McAllaster M 1:45-3:35 pm Room 4045
The course will cover the substantive law issues raised by clients with HIV/AIDS. The course is recommended but not required for those intending to enroll in the AIDS/HIV and Cancer Legal Project, but is open to students who do not intend to take the AIDS Clinic course. The course will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about the legal problems faced by persons with HIV disease and will involve collaboration with medical specialists, social workers, and clients. Topics covered will include estate planning issues, AIDS pharmaceuticals, public benefits, health care issues, permanency planning for children and other family law issues, insurance and employee benefit issues, public health issues, employment issues, housing and employment discrimination, torts and HIV-related private lawsuits, and criminal law issues. There is an opportunity for student presentations on AIDS Law issues. In lieu of an exam, there is a paper requirement for the course.This course is only offered in the fall semester.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

301.01 2 Carolyn McAllaster M 3:00-4:50 pm Room 4044
The course will cover the substantive law issues raised by clients with HIV/AIDS. The course is recommended but not required for those intending to enroll in the AIDS/HIV and Cancer Legal Project, but is open to students who do not intend to take the AIDS Clinic course. The course will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about the legal problems faced by persons with HIV disease and will involve collaboration with medical specialists, social workers, and clients. Topics covered will include estate planning issues, AIDS pharmaceuticals, public benefits, health care issues, permanency planning for children and other family law issues, insurance and employee benefit issues, public health issues, employment issues, housing and employment discrimination, torts and HIV-related private lawsuits, and criminal law issues. There is an opportunity for student presentations on AIDS Law issues. In lieu of an exam, there is a paper requirement for the course.This course is only offered in the fall semester.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Fall 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

301.01 2 Carolyn McAllaster M 3:00-4:50 pm M 3:00-4:50 pm Room 3171
The course will cover the substantive law issues raised by clients with HIV/AIDS. The course is recommended but not required for those intending to enroll in the AIDS/HIV and Cancer Legal Project, but is open to students who do not intend to take the AIDS Clinic course. The course will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching about the legal problems faced by persons with HIV disease and will involve collaboration with medical specialists, social workers, and clients. Topics covered will include estate planning issues, AIDS pharmaceuticals, public benefits, health care issues, permanency planning for children and other family law issues, insurance and employee benefit issues, public health issues, employment issues, housing and employment discrimination, torts and HIV-related private lawsuits, and criminal law issues. There is an opportunity for student presentations on AIDS Law issues. In lieu of an exam, there is a paper requirement for the course.This course is only offered in the fall semester.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.