Curriculum

AIDS and the Law

The course will cover the substantive law issues raised by clients with HIV/AIDS. The course is strongly recommended but not required for those intending to enroll in the AIDS Legal Assistance 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, marketing 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. For students intending to take the AIDS Legal Assistance Project, it is recommended that AIDS and the Law be taken in the fall of the second year.


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.

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