Stanford to Start Religious Liberty Law Clinic

Stanford Law School is establishing a new religious liberty law clinic with $1.6 million in seed funding from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based nonprofit that supports the free expression of religious beliefs regardless of faith, the National Law Journal reports. Administrators say it will be the first of its kind at a U.S. law school. "The point of a clinic is to teach professional skills to law students using real cases and live clients," director James Sonne said. "As our culture becomes more diverse, it's a great way for students to represent clients whose beliefs are different from their own."