In Baltimore City where 1 in 42 people over the age of 13 are living with HIV, the clinical experience will involve addressing the health-harming legal needs of people living with HIV. Under faculty supervision, students will provide direct client representation, and engage in interdisciplinary work with students and professionals in the fields of social work, medicine, and nursing. Students will represent clients living with HIV in both litigation and non-litigation matters in a range of civil matters including public benefits, landlord/tenant, family law (child custody, child welfare, adult guardianship), employment and life planning (preparing medical advance directives, simple wills, and powers of attorney).
Students will develop interviewing, counseling, negotiation and written and oral advocacy skills, as well as identify and address professional responsibility issues in interdisciplinary practice. Students will learn the impact of trauma on individuals and families, and have the opportunity to practice trauma-informed lawyering. Through their casework, seminar, and interdisciplinary case conferences, students will experience first-hand how a person’s environment (including poverty and other “social determinants of health”) impacts their physical and mental health, and explore the role that lawyers can play in advancing health outcomes for people living with HIV.
Students taking this course receive credit toward certification in the Law and Health Care Program. This course can be taken as a two-semester clinic, or Fall semester only clinic. Students in the two-semester clinic enroll for 4 credits in the Fall and 4 credits in the Spring. Students in the one-semester clinic enroll for 6 credits in the Fall. The two-semester clinic is open to 6 students. The one-semester clinic is open to 4 students. This clinic will satisfy the Cardin Requirement.
Students who enroll in this course are required to attend Law Practice Orientation at the start of the semester.
|549D (CRN: 97708) Credits: 6|
Fall, 2017 (Day).
|549D (CRN: 95735) Credits: 4|
Fall, 2017 (Day).
|549D (CRN: 25611) Credits: 4|
Spring, 2018 (Day).
0 enrolled. Limit: 6 continuing.