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Stanford Law School honors Thomas E. Perez and Salena Copeland with public service awards

Portrait of Tom Perez and Salena Copeland

The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, (left) recipient of the National Public Service Award, and Salena Copeland, JD ’07 (right), recipient of the Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award.

Image Credit: Christine Baker-Parrish
Oct 11 2016

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The John and Terry Levin Center at Stanford Law School honored two exceptional lawyers last night for their extensive commitment to public service.

The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, the 26th United States Secretary of Labor, received the National Public Service Award, while Salena Copeland, JD ’07, executive director of the Legal Aid Association of California, was awarded the Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award.

The National Public Service Award honors attorneys whose public service work has had national impact, and the Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award recognizes an alumnus/a whose outstanding work has advanced justice and social change in the lives of vulnerable populations on a community, national or international level. In particular, the Rubin Award is intended to highlight sustainable solutions to a societal problem.