November 21, 2013 -- Gary Blasi, professor of law emeritus, was honored by the Eviction Defense Network for his longstanding commitment to extending legal services to the under-represented at the organization’s 10th Year Anniversary Celebration, which was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles.
Professor Blasi joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1991 with a distinguished 20-year record of public interest practice. He is one of the founding faculty members of the law school’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. He practices, teaches, conducts research and writes about advocacy on behalf of children in substandard schools, homeless families and individuals, low income tenants, low wage workers and victims of discrimination. He has received numerous awards for distinction in the field of public interest law and for providing legal services to the poor. In 2007, he was named one of the top 100 lawyers in California, cited as the “go-to lawyer for community groups in need of advice.”