Media Advisory for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017: Ribbon Cutting to Mark Opening of CSUN’s Student Legal Support Clinic
What: Officials from California State University, Northridge and Southwestern Law School will “cut the ribbon” on a one-year pilot project to provide CSUN students – citizens and noncitizens — with pro bono assistance on legal issues.
Under the supervision of attorney and Southwestern Law School lecturer Julia Vázquez, Southwestern law students will assist CSUN students on a variety of immigration-based legal services, including adjustment of status, special immigrant juvenile status and naturalization needs, among others. While the Student Legal Support Clinic’s focus is on immigration, its student volunteers will refer clients to free or low-cost attorneys or agencies for other legal matters.
The clinic will be located on the third floor of CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library.
CSUN’s student government, Associated Students, spearheaded the collaboration with Southwestern, in part, because the law school already has an established relationship with the university through the 3+3 B.A./J.D. program, an accelerated multiple-degree program through which CSUN students can earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven.
The clinic is offered as a public service to CSUN students, but does not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice by CSUN. Any legal information or advice is provided solely by Southwestern Law School.
When: 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
Where: Steps of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library
(located in the heart of the campus)
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Who: Dianne F. Harrison, President, CSUN
Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
Mark Stover, Dean of Libraries, CSUN
Julia Vázquez, Community Lawyering Clinic Director and Lecturer of Law, Southwestern Law School
Sevag Alexanian, Past President, CSUN’s Associated Students, 2016-2017
Jonathan Goldenberg, President, CSUN’s Associated Students, 2017-2018
Media Contacts: Carmen Ramos Chandler, CSUN Media Relations, (818) 677-2130 or Hillary Kane, Southwestern Law School Public Affairs, (213) 738-5748