Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Enrollment in this clinic may fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement depending on project assignment. Please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Required Class Component: Employment Law Workshop: Strategies for Social Change (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in this clinic will automatically enroll you in the required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: January 13, 2017.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to this clinic by submitting an application.
Placement Site: Various externship placements.
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 non-profit/advocacy groups (such as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; Justice at Work; or Greater Boston Legal Services) or government agencies (such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office; or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
Placements: Students who enroll in this clinic will be contacted by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to begin the placement process of matching students with externship organizations. Many of the placement organizations require or strongly encourage students to have a least one full day available for clinical work, or to commit to working in blocks of at least 5-hours at a time. Students should consider these time commitments when planning their overall HLS schedule.
Placements are coordinated by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.