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Clare Pastore receives 2024 Wage Justice Center Founders Award

USC Gould School of Law • June 10, 2024
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Professor Clare Pastore was awarded the 2024 Wage Justice Center Founders Award at a reception on May 30 in Echo Park.

“It is enormously meaningful for me to receive an award from this organization, on whose board I served for 15 years, and which has such close ties to Gould and to our history of support for public interest work,” Pastore said.

The Wage Justice Center, which was founded in 2007 by USC Gould School of Law alumni Matt Sirolly (JD 2005) and Melvin Yee (JD 2005), advocates for low-income workers against exploitative employers and those who profit from wage theft by providing legal services and advocacy support to workers who typically lack access to these services.

Pastore, who teaches USC Gould’s Access to Justice Practicum, is recognized as a leader in the public interest community. Her research spans poverty, civil rights and access to justice issues, and she co-authored the leading textbook in poverty law.

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