Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Jeff Baker (Pepperdine), 2020 Update From the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Program of Clinical Education:
This is the season of annual reports from clinics across the country, and it's been inspiring to read about the great work happening from so many schools.
Here is our report from the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Program of Clinical Education. Please click through to see details and stories from our nine clinics; robust, global externship program; practicums and pro bono initiatives; and; faculty news on our practice, scholarship, service, and leadership. I love my partners and colleagues and our students. It's a rich honor to do this work, even in — maybe especially in — such a fraught year.
My introductory message:
2020 is an extraordinary year, a traumatic inflection point that has presented astonishing and unexpected challenges to everyone. The Legal Clinics at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law have risen to those challenges with vision, discipline, creativity, and patience to continue excellent teaching for our students and critical work for our clients.
Our nine clinics, two practicums, and extensive externship program have adapted, taking lessons that we learned from the Woolsey Fire and other interruptions, to advance and expand our work even during the pandemic. Our clinics practice across vast Los Angeles County in widely diverse practice areas among those in the greatest need and at the forefront of our most pressing issues. In a season of profound crisis, our students and faculty are doing remarkable work.