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Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic Celebrates 25th Anniversary | October 25

This year, the Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic celebrates 25 years of offering free legal services to those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. In 1998, the clinic began as a grassroots movement, with a small group of committed students and faculty traveling downtown weekly to meet with Union Rescue Mission guests. We’re celebrating this legacy and its foundation for our thriving program of clinical education. 

Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic has grown over the years, adding a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and now assists clients from all over the southland through partnerships with Union Rescue Mission and Covenant House Los Angeles. The clinic has trained hundreds of law students and provided free legal services to thousands of clients. Pepperdine law students serving in the clinic assist clients in a variety of civil matters, including family law, income tax, consumer law, benefit controversies and post-conviction re-entry. With intensive instruction and guidance, students perform client interviewing and counseling, legal research, and motion preparation. In addition, the clinic provides legal education programs to various social service organizations and community groups all throughout Los Angeles.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to join in the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 pm in the Caruso Law atrium. Together, we’ll enjoy a meal prepared by the chefs at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit focused on life transformation and job training.  The evening’s program will include stories of impacted lives, both law students and legal clinic clients, as well as an opportunity to honor our longtime community partners and supporters. 

To RSVP, please visit: Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic 25th Anniversary Celebration

Professor Stringfellow Otey would also love to connect with former Legal Aid Clinic and Low Income Taxpayer Clinic law clerks. To give an update or share a reflection, please visit: Legal Aid Clinic and Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Alums