BY Debra Tisoy Pacio
Law Professor William Koski will receive the 2017 Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize for his two decades of inspiring and training the next generation of social justice lawyers and improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
The Haas Center for Public Service awards the Roland Prize annually to members of the faculty “who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to society.”
The $5,000 prize was established in 2001 with a gift from Stanford alumna Miriam Aaron Roland. Deborah Stipek, who is faculty director of the Haas Center and the Judy Koch Professor of Education, will present Koski with the Roland Prize on March 13.
Koski is the Eric and Nancy Wright Professor of Clinical Education and professor of law (teaching) at Stanford Law School, as well as a professor of education, by courtesy, in the Graduate School of Education.
An accomplished clinical teacher and litigator, he founded and directs the Youth and Education Law Project (YELP), through which law students work on behalf of disadvantaged children and their families in educational equity, disability rights and school reform matters.