The John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School honored two exceptional lawyers for their achievements in public service at a ceremony on campus on October 10.

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 is given to 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.