Spring 2007 presentations, education, and scholarship

September 17, 2007Duke Law News

On May 24, 2007, Carolyn McAllaster presented a workshop, "Legal Needs of HIV-Infected Clients," for Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic HIV peer mediators, at the Avila Retreat Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Carolyn McAllaster presented at workshop in Durham, North Carolina on “Legal Issues in HIV” for the 2007 Community Forum on HIV sponsored by the Duke and UNC Infectious Diseases Clinics on March 28, 2007.

On March 27, 2007, Professor McAllaster and Scott Thompson ’07 conducted a workshop for participants of the Duke Addictions Program, “Wills, Advance Directives, and Guardianship Planning,” in Durham, North Carolina.

Professor McAllaster was a presenter at the 28th Annual Minority Health Conference on the topic of “Access to Healthcare for HIV-Infected Individuals,” at the UNC School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on February 23, 2007.

On February 16, 2007, Carolyn McAllaster presented a workshop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina,for staff of the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic, “Working Together to Advocate for HIV-infected Clients in Disability Claims.”

Carolyn McAllaster co-authored a chapter entitled, “Issues in Family Law for People with HIV,” in the 2005 Supplement to AIDS and the Law, co-authored with Jeffrey Selbin and Carol Suzuki, Aspen Publishers, Inc. (2005).
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