UC Davis School of Law Receives $35,000 From Verizon for Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic
Grant Funds Program Providing Legal Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence
Under the program, UC Davis law students represent victims who otherwise could not afford an attorney, helping them obtain financial support, protective orders and custody orders, and thus go on with their lives without threat of further violence.
The program also provides hands-on experience for UC Davis School of Law students, who receive academic credit for their participation.
“For victims of domestic violence, navigating the legal system can be expensive, stressful and overwhelming,” said
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its signature program, Thinkfinity.org, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2007, the foundation awarded more than
For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon.com/foundation.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), headquartered in
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the UC Davis School of Law is one the nation’s top law schools. Known for its outstanding ranking, small size, unusually accessible and dedicated faculty of renowned scholars, and uniquely supportive learning environment, the Law School offers a challenging academic program with diverse specialties including business law, environmental law, international and comparative law, intellectual property, immigration law, constitutional law, public-interest law, and more. With award-winning trial and appellate advocacy programs, clinics, and externships, five student-run journals, and more than 40 active student organizations, the UC Davis School of Law sets the standard for excellence in public university legal education.
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