Workers' Rights Clinic

The Worker’s Right Clinic is offered through a partnership with Seattle University School of Law and the Fair Work Center. Students in the Worker's Rights Clinic will help low wage workers understand and enforce their workplace rights. Though the clinic will offer services to all workers, special emphasis will be placed on understanding and enforcing Seattle's minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave and ban-the-box protections. Students will engage in three major areas of client work:

  1. initial interviews with workers to help with issue identification and legal information;
  2. periodic community clinics, providing counseling and brief advice to workers; and
  3. representation of workers in employment claims through an administrative or judicial processes.

Students may also work on policy advocacy and impact litigation. While students are engaged in this representation, students will also study foundational employment doctrine, reinforce their skill development and examine the causes and consequences of income inequality in the United States.

Workers' Rights (B528)
Quarters Offered:
Winter, Spring
Credits: 5 Winter, 4 Spring
Required quarters: Two
Number of Students accepted: 2
Eligible Students: 3Ls
Selection Basis: Application

Prerequisite: None
Recommended: Evidence, Employment Law, Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy, Interviewing & Counseling

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