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 with various nonprofit organizations to provide legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Students have the opportunity to get practical experience by helping real clients with a variety of legal issues, working with attorneys to research novel legal issues, and assisting with policy proposals to create systemic change.
For Fall 2020, HIV Law Society is providing volunteers to:
- Housing Works
- Oasis Legal Services
- AIDS Legal Referral Panel
- other organizations TBA