Gould school offers new homeless advocacy class


first_imgIn addition to work in the field, students will share their experiences at different firms once a week during class. Riley said he believes this reflective portion of the class is crucial for each student’s individual development. Riley said the legal externship will cover other special topics in the future depending on student interest. Currently, students have expressed interest in entertainment law.  Gilliam also hopes students will begin to consider service gaps in the legal system and how lawyers can improve advocacy for the homeless.  Students have been placed at local public interest law firms including Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the L.A. County Public Defender’s office, where they will work with clients to hone their legal writing, oral advocacy and client interviewing skills.  “I’m excited to have the students take a macro look at the system and make potential suggestions for improvements by the end of the semester,” Gilliam said.  Trojan Shelter Director of Media Matthew Lee supports the new class and its goal to help underserved groups.  “What I recognized really quickly [at LAHSA] is that we didn’t have enough lawyers available to clients,” Gilliam said. “Even more concerning is that it doesn’t look like there’s even enough lawyers in the pipeline for the need.”  According to an L.A. County report, the number of people experiencing homelessness increased 12% over the last year, totaling 59,000 people countywide. Riley believes the firsthand experience working with homeless clients will be impactful for participating students.  “Some students are directly working with people experiencing homelessness, some are more tangentially working with that issue,” Riley said. “So it’ll be interesting, I think, for them to have that reflection learning process.” “The course is designed to first kind of give them a kind of real-world exposure to the homelessness epidemic that we have in Los Angeles and across our country,” said James Gilliam, a Gould lecturer who is teaching the course.  Gilliam designed the class as an opportunity for students to witness the legal obstacles people experiencing homelessness face in securing housing and to understand how lawyers can tackle those barriers. These obstacles include outstanding debt and prior convictions, which can be expunged with legal assistance. center_img Gilliam worked with Brenda Wiewel, director of the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness, and Laura Riley, Gould director of experiential learning, to design the externship program.  “When we look at underrepresented communities, one of the biggest things that really doesn’t help them is that they don’t actually have a lot of experience or knowledge in the field of law,” Lee said. “They’re underrepresented, and they don’t have the allies or the knowledge or the legal agency that they need in order to get out of these bad situations.” Gilliam, who is also an attorney and coordinator at LAHSA, said his work with homelessness prevention inspired him to create the class. He hopes the experience will motivate students to pursue public interest law in the future.  “I thought students might be interested in looking at this as a lens by which to experience their externship more impactfully, being able to look at policy issues, getting to look at the individual effects of homelessness and seeing how our city is sort of uniquely addressing the issue and what still needs to be done,” Riley said.  The one-unit legal externship class will be offered at the Gould School of Law. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) “I really want them to do a full — what I call legal services — analysis of the family,” Gilliam said. “The goal is to prevent paying any money they  don’t need to pay or shouldn’t be paying and to maximize the income that’s coming into the family.”  The Gould School of Law is offering a new one-unit legal externship class that allows students to work with nonprofits that advocate on behalf of the homeless population. Students will also develop policy analysis skills of current legislation that may further stymie homelessness. “There are a number of changes to state and local law that would make either drivers of homelessness reduced or establishing rights for people experiencing homelessness,” Gilliam said. last_img read more

Ajax secures Asia Betting Partnership with KB88


first_img SBC Bookies Corner – What’s the story… English football glory! April 18, 2019 Submit Dutch KSA puts value on ‘reputation’ in 2020 licensing guidance November 11, 2019 Share StumbleUpon Share Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa December 20, 2019 Related Articles Amsterdam Dutch Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax has confirmed that Asian focused online bookmaker KB88 will serve as its new ‘Asia Betting Partner’ for a period of two seasons.This week, Ajax officials presented KB88 as a new Asian market partner. Ajax, Dutch football’s most historic side, will focus on promoting KB88 channels through its social media assets, with the club’s commercial team stating that AFC Ajax will form a presence on popular Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo.Dutch sports channels have reported that Ajax has agreed circa €400,000 per season to promote KB88. The Asian focused brand has prior European football marketing experience having sponsored Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion during season 2016/17.Ajax’s new Chief Executive and former club goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar confirmed the partnership to Dutch media this week, stating“Ajax are delighted to announce our new partnership with KB88 We are constantly looking at opportunities to enthuse further our growing Asian fan base and to promote the club worldwide After earlier collaborations with Asian companies such as CST and Huawei.. this partnership feels very good and we look forward to this pan-Asian cooperation. ”last_img read more

Lakers players defend Lonzo Ball after Wizards center promises ‘torture’


first_imgEL SEGUNDO — To celebrate his 50th birthday on Monday, LaVar Ball blew out candles on a Big Baller-branded birthday cake.It was a better use for all the hot air that so far in his son’s NBA career has only served to rile up and galvanize Lakers opponents.Here’s the latest from a never-ending saga that could have only happened in the age of social media: The bombastic father of Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball managed to get under the skin of Washington center Marcin Gortat with a guarantee that the Lakers would not lose again this week – including Wednesday’s matchup with the Wizards at Staples Center.In a tweet, Gortat said, “John Wall will torture (Lonzo Ball) for 48 (minutes).” “That’s how I grew up,” he said, “so that’s normal for me.”The Lakers (1-2) have yet to figure out how to defend on the floor, but they have gotten good at rushing in to support Ball.“Of course everyone is going to try to attack him because of who he is and what he does on the basketball floor,” Ingram said. “All we can do is have his back … and make sure he is there mentally so everyone can be there mentally.”Ball has been just as dynamic as promised in his first three professional starts, highlighted by a 29-point, 11-rebound, nine-assist performance Friday in Phoenix. In Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, he finished with 13 assists, one short of the Lakers’ rookie record.On Wednesday, Wall presents a new kind of matchup. Coach Luke Walton called the Wizards’ All-Star “the fastest player … in this league with the ball in his hands, coast to coast.”Ball said Tuesday that the fastest opponent he has ever encountered was Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox, whom he faced twice in his one season at UCLA.He said he’s sure Wall will be even faster in person than he’s looked on film.“It’s always like that,” Ball said. “Certain guys you see on tape, you see what you can do then you get on the court and he’s still hard to stop. I know he’s very fast so just got to get back and build a wall (defensively).” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe comment reached the Lakers, who were having none of it. That included the younger Ball, who apparently did not appreciate the Polish center’s rejoinder.“Everyone has social media,” Brandon Ingram said. “Definitely saw it. The competitor in Lonzo, of course, he didn’t take it so well. With his teammates behind him, we didn’t take it so well.”Throughout the first month of his rookie season, Ball has acknowledged the target he has on his back because of the media attention around him and his family. Last week, Patrick Beverley said he told the No. 2 draft choice that “due to all the riff-raff his dad brings, he’s going to get a lot of people coming at him.”After the Lakers’ loss to New Orleans on Sunday, LaVar Ball gave an interview to ESPN, saying, “Washington’s coming in here Wednesday? They better beware, because Lonzo ain’t losing again. Not in the same week.”So far, Lonzo Ball seems unaffected by his dad’s comments.last_img read more