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William Rainey Harper’s Index

Clinic’s quinquagenary

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Years the Law School’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic has offered indigent clients free legal services: 50

Law students who have participated in casework through Mandel’s classes and programs since 1957–58: 2,500

Students participating in the clinic during the 2007–08 academic year: 130

Clients currently represented in class-action lawsuits and individual cases: 4,500

Largest team of students needed to implement a class-action settlement: 18

Settlements and judgments recovered for clients since 2000, in dollars: 9 million

Combined years that the Exoneration Project’s eight clients have spent in prison, possibly under wrongful murder convictions: 90