Wednesday, June 14, 2017
One of the great joys of my first two weeks as dean has been learning more about the incredible work being done by so many people at Pepperdine. Today, my wife, daughter, and I had the privilege of spending part of the day at our Legal Aid Clinic and Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Pepperdine faculty members and clinic directors Brittany Stringfellow Otey and Isai Cortez gave us an inspiring tour of the facilities and introduced us to current Pepperdine law students who are working at the clinics over the summer. Our Director of Clinical Education Jeff Baker joined us for a wonderful lunch at mission-driven HomeGirl Cafe before our trek back to Malibu.
Some very interesting people have performed community service at the Union Rescue Mission, including Paris Hilton: