Allyson E. Gold

Allyson E. Gold

Associate Dean of Experiential Learning
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Allyson E. Gold is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic at Wake Forest Law, a partnership between Wake Forest Law, Wake Forest Medicine, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the Downtown Health Plaza, an outpatient clinic of NC Baptist Hospital. The MLP Clinic teaches students to respond holistically and strategically to address health-harming legal needs.

Ms. Gold entered the legal profession after working to help low-income tenants overcome barriers to housing stability in Washington, DC. In recognition of her dedication to serving the public interest, she was awarded the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin Justice Fund Award, Prior to joining Wake Forest University, Ms. Gold taught at the University of Alabama. While teaching in the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Health Justice Project, the clinic was recognized as medical-legal partnership of the year by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership as well as earned the 2018 Clinical Legal Education Association award for best case or project.

Ms. Gold's scholarship analyzes the nexus between property law, health disparities, and health equity. Her work has been published in William & Mary Law Review, Washington Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Law, Policy & Ethics, and Harvard Law & Policy Review, among others. Ms. Gold received her JD with Honors from Emory University School of Law and her BA with High Distinction from the University of Virginia.
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Book Chapters


  • Socially Distant Healthcare, forthcoming.
  • Pandemic Police Powers, forthcoming.
  • Health Justice Strategies to Eradicate Lead Poisoning: An Urgent Call to Action to Safeguard Future Generations, YALE. J. OF. HEALTH POL'Y, LAW & ETHICS forthcoming.
  • Insuring Justice, North Carolina Law Review forthcoming.
  • Duty to Protect: Enhancing the Federal Framework to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning and Exposure to Environmental Harm,, 18 YALE. J. OF. HEALTH POL'Y, LAW & ETHICS 2 (2019).
  • There's No Place Like Home: Reshaping Community Interventions and Policies to Eliminate Environmental Hazards and Improve Population Health for Low-Income and Minority Communities, 11 HARVARD L. & POL'Y REV. 2 (2017).
  • No Home for Justice: How Eviction Court Perpetuates Health Inequity Among Low-Income and Minority Tenants, 24 GEO. J. ON POVERTY L. & POL'Y 1 (2016).
  • The Health Justice Project: Interdisciplinary Advocacy to Overcome Social Determinants of Health, 1.1 CANADIAN J. OF POVERTY L. 164 (2012).
  • Combating Substandard Housing through Medical-Legal Partnerships, 16 ABA THE YOUNG LAWYER 1 (2012).
  • The Impact of Ownership Transition on Tenants in Foreclosure, 15 ABA THE YOUNG LAWYER 1 (2010).
  • Interpreting the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009, 19 J. AFFORDABLE HOUSING & CMTY. DEV. L. 205 (2010).
Allyson E. Gold
Contact Information

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