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Stanford Law School gets $250,000 gift

Stanford Law School today announced a $250,000 donation from a San Francisco-based law firm that will be used to help students hone their skills in advising non-profits and emerging businesses.

The Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe Fellow, named after the firm making the donation, will teach students the legal skills needed in the non-profit area. The fellow will also help students develop the type of legal knowledge and skills needed by a business's general counsel.

"Stanford has a wide array of clinical opportunities in the litigation context, but this will be our first explicitly transactional program," Stanford Law School Director of

Clinical Education Larry Marshall said in a statement.

"Students pursuing corporate practice careers benefit greatly from the reflective, highly supervised hands-on training that is the hallmark of our clinical program. This new clinic will also drive home the message that public service and pro bono practice takes place in many arenas-in the boardroom as well as the courtroom."

The gift by Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe is the first of its kind for the school's law clinic.

"We are happy to support the teaching fellow for this new clinic, and we are excited about the community work that the clinic will do while helping students develop skills in transactional practice areas," Orrick Managing Director of Corporate Practices Steve Graham said in a statement.

— Bay City News Service

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