Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Co-requisite Class: Employment Law Workshop: Advocacy Skills (2 Fall credits). Clinic and class enrollment is bundled. Enrollment in one component (e.g. clinic) will automatically enroll you in the other component (e.g. class).
Early Add/Drop Deadline: September 4, 2012.
LLM Students: This clinic is open to LLM students through an application process.
The Employment Law Clinic focuses on rights in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, sex, disability, and other protected characteristics. Work may also address issues such as unemployment benefits, wage and hour claims, severance negotiations, union issues, workplace safety, and more. Students in this clinic will have placements at externships, either with private firms, non-profit/advocacy groups (such as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Greater Boston Legal Services; or SEIU), or government agencies (such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office; or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).