Jeff Baker and Tanya Cooper featured in “Pro bono clinic helps immigrants”– Pepperdine Graphic

April 3, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — Professors Jeffrey R. Baker and Tanya Cooper are featured in a Pepperdine Graphic article, “Pro bono clinic helps immigrants.” Professors Baker and Cooper supervise the Pepperdine Law Immigration Clinic, which provides limited scope services, such as basic advice, counsel, and referrals in response to recent changes in immigration law.

Excerpt via the Pepperdine Graphic:

Baker said the Pepperdine Law Immigration Clinic was established at the initiative of President Andrew K. Benton and his Chief of Staff Marnie Mitze in response to student, faculty and staff concerns in the wake of President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration and international travel.

“So we responded with a suggestion that we could provide some pro bono legal services through the legal clinics here at the law school,” Baker said. The proposal was to run a pilot program with clinical faculty at the School of Law and law student volunteers and retain an outside lawyer, Baker said.

Cooper said the purpose of the immigration clinic is “to respond to the needs of our community, to reassure our community that Pepperdine is fully supportive and then to really go one step further in providing grief advice and counsel directly through the new Immigration Legal Clinic that we’ve established as a result and also connect students and faculty and staff.”

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