The University's Legal Clinic for Social Justice, awarded by HIV associations
- Press Office
- May 25th, 2023
The Legal Clinic for Social Justice of the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia will receive the award from the Coordinator of HIV and AIDS Associations of the Valencian Community in the category of Rights. The coordinator has valued the work done by the students of the practicum in the development of research focused on possible discriminatory situations against people with HIV.
The clinic is a space for promoting excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, in which a team of professors from the Law School collaborates. Among other initiatives, there is an area, coordinated by Professor Andrés Gascón Cuenca, in which students provide free, non-profit counseling to people living with HIV.
This teaching initiative has been in place since 2006 and uses the clinical methodology for the legal practice of law students, at the same time that provides advice to NGOs and people without economic resources or at risk of social exclusion.
The clinic prepares reports with the aim of training socially committed and sensitized jurists in the face of inequalities, promoting greater social awareness and exercising the social function that the public university is also entrusted with.
The awards of the Coordinator of HIV and AIDS Associations of the Valencian Region were created in 2011 with the intention of making them a reference and an opportunity to get to know the work and organizations that are active in this area, as well as the intention of giving visibility to the work of the people or organizations awarded.
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