Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Via the Pepperdine Caruso Surf Report:
Each year, the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) invites law schools to name outstanding clinical students and externs from their programs. This year, the clinical faculty chose Ashley Feldman and Vivien Jin from the Community Justice Clinic as the Outstanding Clinical Team and Corey Straub as Outstanding Extern from the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law for 2020-2021.
Professor Jeff Baker described Ashley Feldman's and Vivien Jin's work in the Community Justice Clinic:
They worked diligently on a complex project advising a nonprofit client on the governing law and parameters for an app in development to increase access to medical care for rural women in Central America. The matter required research on conflicts of law issues and compliance with privacy and data laws for a transnational initiative to empower women in developing nations. It required creative lawyering, constant inquiry with the client, and close research on innovative ideas at the boundaries of tech, privacy, health, and international law.
Professor Sophia Hamilton, the Executive Director for Externships and Pro Bono, praised Corey Straub's work in this externship:
During his 2L year, Corey has excelled in his work with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. His work supervisor noted that, "Corey is a true talent. He has become a valued member of our team, and people enjoy and benefit from his research and perspective. I rely on him greatly, particularly in our impact and policy work. He is always willing to put in extra hours, jump in for urgent projects, and present in meetings. His research and writing is exemplary and has been asked to participate in drafting and editing portions of CPRA requests and complaints. I often forget he is a law student, as he rises to and exceeds expectations and challenges given to him."
Congratulations to these outstanding Caruso Law students for recognition well-deserved.