Health
Justice Clinic

The Health Justice Clinic trains
students to serve the unmet legal
needs of a highly stigmatized largely indigent
segment of the population.

Health Justice Clinic

The Duke Health Justice Clinic has been providing free legal assistance to low-income HIV-infected clients since 1996. The Health Justice Clinic 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 cancer, and academic credit. Through their work, the Health Justice Clinic fills a critical need for legal representation of some of the neediest clients in North Carolina. Read more about the clinic.

 

News

  • http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/03/18/reagan_era_policies_on_hiv_aids_from_criminalization_to_blood_donation_bans.html McAllaster and Skinner-Thompson '08 call for revision of harmful Reagan-era laws and policies on HIV and AIDS Slate /news/mcallaster-and-skinner-thompson-08-call-revision-harmful-reagan-era-laws-and-policies-hiv-and/
  • http://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/news/cdc-hiv-prevention-funding-fails-keep-pace-us-souths-hiv-epidemic McAllaster: Federal HIV-prevention funding is failing the South Duke Global Health Institute /news/mcallaster-federal-hiv-prevention-funding-failing-south/
  • https://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/news/featured-event-global-health-law-and-policy-symposium Global Health Law and Policy Symposium to focus on range of health and human rights issues Duke Global Health Institute /news/global-health-law-and-policy-symposium-focus-range-health-and-human-rights-issues/
  • http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/08/birmingham_gains_money_to_figh.html McAllaster: More funding needed for organizations helping HIV/AIDS patients in rural South AL.com /news/mcallaster-more-funding-needed-organizations-helping-hiv/aids-patients-rural-south/
  • http://southernaidsstrategy.org/deep-south-infrastructure-reports/ McAllaster-led study assesses state of HIV prevention and infrastructure in Jackson, Miss. Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative /news/mcallaster-led-study-assesses-state-hiv-prevention-and-infrastructure-jackson-miss/

Resources for the public

Resources for students

Course Documents

Courses

  • Health Justice Clinic, 400.01
    This course is an in-house legal clinic in which students provide supervised legal representation for persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, 402.01
    This clinic is a clinical offering in which students will work on health policy rather than direct client representation.

Annual Report

HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic 2011-2012 Annual Report

Contact Us

Health Justice Clinic
Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708
Phone: (919) 613-7169
Fax: (919) 613-7262

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