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Stanford Three-Strikes Clinic Is 'Litigation Lab'

Publication Date: 
February 12, 2007
Source: 
Daily Journal
Author: 
Laura Ernde

"Daily Journal " quotes Lecturer Michael Romano and Professor Larry Marshall about the Stanford Law's new "three-strikes" clinic launched last month.

"A life sentence for a petty theft is really counterproductive to our whole system of justice," said Romano, a Stanford Law graduate who was admitted to the State Bar in 2004 and works for San Francisco appellate-defense lawyer Dennis Riordan.

"We hopefully begin to create a cadre of lawyers who care about that issue and work through their careers on these kinds of issues," Marshall said. "Or, at the very least, they learn that being a lawyer means caring about something really big."