McAllaster and Rice organize Legal Convening for AIDS United Southern REACH grantees in New Orleans, Sept. 6 and 7

September 3, 2013Duke Law News

Clinical Professor Carolyn McAllaster, director of the AIDS Legal Project, and Supervising Attorney and Senior Lecturing Fellow Allison Rice are the organizers of a Legal Convening for AIDS United Southern REACH grantees to be held in New Orleans on Sept. 6th.  Advanced AIDS Policy Clinic students, Erika Kolb ‘14 and Michael McGrath ’14 will participate in the convening. National and regional experts will cover a wide range of topics, including housing law, discrimination under the Affordable Care Act and HIV criminalization.

On Sept. 7, Rice will be participating on a panel addressing Affordable Care Act issues in non-Medicaid Expansion states. McAllaster will be on a panel addressing: Regional Coordination and Next Steps for Southern Resource Advocacy.  Advanced students Kolb and McGrath also will be attending and participating in these sessions.

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