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Student Work

The Employment Civil Rights 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. Externships include placements with nonprofit and governmental organizations such as:

  • U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
  • Greater Boston Legal Services

ClinicTalk Podcast (Available to HLS Students Only)

Title Date Length Category

Employment Law Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Steve Churchill and HLS Student Abbey Keister

37:02 Audio Play

How to Register

The Employment Law Clinic is offered in the Fall and Spring semester. You can learn about the required clinical course component, clinical credits, additional requirements, and the clinical registration process, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.

Faculty and Staff

Steve Churchill (Lecturer on Law)
Steven Trothen (Faculty Assistant)


Office of Clinical and
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Harvard Law School, WCC
6 Everett Street, Suite 3085
Cambridge, MA 02138