Courses 2011 - 2012
LAW B 528 Workers’ Rights Clinic
Credits: 2-8, Variable
Limit 8 students. Enrollment priorities for clinics apply with priority for up to four slots given to fluent Spanish speakers. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. Clinical training in workers’ rights and administrative law under the supervision of members of the Law School faculty. This clinic offers extensive interviewing and counseling experience with individual clients, fact investigation, and the opportunity to handle cases from start to finish, in an administrative hearing setting. Students will represent workers in employment law matters such as unemployment compensation benefits or wage claims. The initial weeks of the clinic will involve a seminar component covering applicable substantive law and procedure, skills training and professional responsibility concerns. Students then participate in a carefully supervised practice component and meet in weekly office meetings to discuss cases, skills and perspectives. Clients will generally be referred to the clinic from local non-profit organizations such as the Unemployment Law Project, Casa Latina, or El Centro de la Raza. It is recommended that students take courses in Administrative Law, Employment Law, Interviewing and Counseling, Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence before or concurrently with enrolling in the clinic.