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Appointments are Still Available with Wasserstein Fellow Ben Botts, Legal Director of the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

January 16, 2020

Interested in impact litigation and migrant rights? Sign up for an appointment with Ben Botts, Legal Director of the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc., from Jan. 29-31.

Ben engages in impact litigation, direct services and community education focused on removing the U.S.-Mexico border as a barrier to access to justice. His work has a specific focus on the rights of migrants who travel to the U.S. to work on H-2A agricultural and H-2B non-agricultural temporary work visas. Prior to working at Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Ben was a trial attorney with the Office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, where he handled appellate litigation in federal courts of appeals, legal advice, and regulatory matters. In 2012, he moved to the Regional Solicitor’s Office in San Francisco, where he focused on litigating wage and hour cases in low-wage industries, winning an order of more than $2.2 million in back pay and penalties for hundreds of farmworkers on H-2A visas.  Visit “Our Services” to sign up for an appointment. 

RSVP to OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception

January 15, 2020

When: January 30, 2020 6:00 pm
Where: WCC Milstein East ABC

OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception is a great way to learn about summer internships and post-graduate fellowships. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Business casual attire suggested.


Your 1L Public Interest Job Search: Job Search Check-In

January 15, 2020

Advisors are available to help with whatever job search questions you may be facing. If you have special concerns about your summer job search, please make an appointment to discuss your search with OPIA.

OPIA Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

January 15, 2020

The OPIA office and all HLS admin offices will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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