Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Co-requisite Class: Employment Law Workshop: Stategies for Social Change (2 Spring credits). Students must first enroll in this clinic before attempting to enroll in the class.
Early Add/Drop Deadline: December 7, 2012.
Multi-Term: Winter-Spring clinic (2 Winter credits + 2-4 Spring credits).
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. Students work full-time during the Winter term at organizations located outside of Massachusetts. Recent placements have included the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco, Altshuler Berzon in San Francisco, South Brooklyn Legal Services, and the national office of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. Students continue working with the organization on a long-distance and part-time basis in the Spring.