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Community Law Clinic

SCLC Wins New University Award

Law Clinic benefits the local community

This story is excerpted from coverage published March 31, 2004 in Stanford Report.

The Stanford University Office of Public Affairs presented the Stanford Community Law Clinic (SCLC) with one of three inaugural Community Partnership Awards at a ceremony held at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, March 31.

The award includes a cash prize of $1,000, and recognizes individuals and programs that benefit the local community and represent successful community partnerships between Stanford and its neighbors. Award recipients were chosen from among 37 nominees.

The Stanford Community Law Clinic is directed by Peter Reid, and staffed with three full-time attorneys, one paralegal, and Stanford Law School students participating in clinical community law courses. SCLC provides free legal assistance to 450 clients a year in East Palo Alto, and refers 450 more clients to the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo. The clinic operates through a partnership between Stanford University, Stanford Law School, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo and affiliate law firms.