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Q&A With Robles-Wong Lawyer Bill Koski

Publication Date: 
August 04, 2010
Evan Bush

The Youth and Education Law Project (YELP) of the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School is co-counsel with Bingham McCutchen in Robles-Wong v. California representing individual plaintiffs, including the named plaintiff Maya Robles-Wong. Under the direction of Professor Bill Koski, the Youth and Education Law Project provides Stanford Law students the opportunity to represent youth and families in special education and school discipline matters, community outreach and education, school reform litigation, policy research, and legal advocacy. This lawsuit asks the court to compel the State of California to align its school finance system—its funding policies and mechanisms—with the educational program that the State has put in place.

Professor Bill Koski is interviewed by Evan Bush, as part of USC's "California in Crisis" News21 project, about the lawsuit:

Bill Koski is a Stanford professor and lawyer. He represents the individual plaintiffs of the Robles-Wong v. California lawsuit. The group, along with the California School Board Association, Association of California School Administrators, and the California State PTA are suing the state of California. The group charges California doesn't provide adequate education and the funding system is fundamentally broken. Created by Evan Bush as part of USC's "California in Crisis" News21 project.