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Restoration and Justice Clinic Success at Santa Monica Courthouse

October 17, 2017 | Restoration and Justice Clinic 3Ls Deanne Elliot and Yaewon Kim successfully secured a domestic violence restraining order for a client after a contested trial at the Santa Monica Courthouse. The evidentiary hearing lasted several hours, in which the Respondent was represented. The judge particularly commended the Pepperdine student team for their advocacy.

In the Restoration and Justice Clinic, students represent victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and other gender-based crimes. The Clinic's approach to gender-based violence cases is a holistic one, encompassing civil and criminal law remedies and advocacy to ensure that the survivor's legal needs are met. The Clinic is housed in the law school but partners with legal and social service agencies in Southern California to facilitate comprehensive services for our clients and to provide experiences in multidisciplinary practice for our students.

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