Social Justice Conference

Keynote Speaker

Allyson E. Gold, JD. Curt & Linda Rodin Teaching Fellow, Loyola Chicago
School of Law, Supervising Attorney, Health Justice Project

David O. StovallMs. Gold graduated with High Distinction from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Political and Social Thought; her honors thesis analyzed the federal Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere program (HOPE IV) as a mechanism to promote affordable housing and sustainable communities. During that time, Ms. Gold interned for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, the National Coalition for the Homeless, and the Charlottesville Department of Social Services. After working for nearly two years to help low-income tenants in Washington, DC exercise their legal rights as a Tenant Services Specialist at Housing Counseling Services, Ms. Gold began studying law. She received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, with Honors, where she was a Dean’s Teaching Fellow, the Housing Policy Project Leader for the Emory Policy Committee, the Director of Standards for the Emory Moot Court Society, the Single Classroom Advisor for Street Law, and a member of the Emory Public Interest Committee. During law school, she worked for the Health Law Partnership, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, and the Legal Aid Society. In recognition of her dedication to serving the public interest, Ms. Gold was awarded the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin Justice Fund Award, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship, and the Illinois Public Interest Law Initiative Grant. Her publications include, “Combating Substandard Housing Through Medical-Legal Partnerships,” ABA The Young Lawyer, Vol. 16, No. 9, (2012), “The Impact of Ownership Transition on Tenants in Foreclosure,” ABA The Young Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2010); “Interpreting the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009,” 19 WTR J. Affordable Housing & Community Dev. L. 205 (2010). Ms. Gold teaches Access to Health and a seminar on US Housing Law and Policy, as an adjunct professor of law.