HIV Advocacy in the Deep South: Epidemiology and Funding Inequities
Speaker: Carolyn McAllaster, Director, Duke HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI), Duke University School of Law
Carolyn McAllaster is a Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and is the founder of the Duke AIDS Legal Project and the Duke HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic. She directs the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (“SASI”) and is a past co-chair of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network. She was a litigator in private practice in Durham, NC, for thirteen years prior to joining the Duke Law School faculty in 1988. Professor McAllaster teaches AIDS and the Law in addition to clinical law courses focusing on HIV/AIDS law and policy issues. She received the Alexander D. Forger Award for Excellence in HIV Legal Services and Advocacy from the American Bar Association in 2013 and in October, 2014, she was featured in the National Law Journal for work done to advance the careers of women in the legal profession in the Carolinas. Professor McAllaster is the author of several articles or chapters in books, including “Legal Issues for HIV-Infected Children” in Textbook of Pediatric HIV Care (2005) and co-author of “Issues in Family Law for People with HIV” in AIDS and the Law, 4th ed. (current Supplement, 2013), “Family Court Proceedings” in the American Bar Association HIV and AIDS Benchbook, and a recent article in AIDS Care Journal, “HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States: A Disproportionate Epidemic.” McAllaster is a frequent speaker on HIV/AIDS and the Law issues.