HIV Law Society is dedicated to keeping HIV-related issues in the public consciousness and to emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature and contemporary urgency of HIV advocacy work. HIV Law Society advances this mission in two main ways: (1) by providing the law school community with pro bono service opportunities by assisting organizations that provide legal services to lower-income persons living with HIV/AIDS; and (2) by hosting speakers and events on various topics relevant to the intersection of the law and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
HIV Law Society works closely with Housing Works to provide legal services to low-income New York residents living with HIV/AIDS. Students have the opportunity to get practical legal experience by working in six Housing Works legal intake clinics around the city, helping real clients with a variety of legal issues including housing disputes, family law, and social benefits. Housing Works (housingworks.org) is a prominent non-profit organization that provides medical, prevention, and support services for those living in with HIV/AIDS in New York City.