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Cruz elected to CLEA board

January 08, 2010

Evelyn Cruz, Director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Immigration Clinic, recently was elected a board member of the Clinical Legal Education Association.

The Clinical Legal Education Association exists to advocate for clinical legal education as fundamental to the education of lawyers. CLEA and its members seek to:

foster excellent teaching and scholarship by clinical educators;
integrate clinical teaching and extend its methods into the legal education program of every law school;
reform legal education so as to prepare law students for excellent and reflective law practice;
• advance regulation of legal education that insures the continued vitality of clinical education in law schools; and
pursue and promote justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.

Cruz teaches Immigration Law and Comprehensive Law Practice, and she directs the College's Immigration Law & Policy Clinic, which represents unaccompanied minors in immigration removal proceedings and received the 2007 President's Medal for Social Embeddedness at ASU.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law