Transnational Worker Rights Clinic

Students in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic represent low-income transnational migrant workers in cases to recover unpaid wages. They also engage in advocacy projects asserting the rights of workers here and abroad. The clinic gives students experience with civil litigation, employment law, public interest practice and the emerging field of transnational migrant worker rights. Students serve as legal counsel representing migrant workers in wage rights litigation, administrative actions, community-based enforcement strategies, and claims filed for criminal prosecution on wage fraud charges. Depending on the case, students interview and advise clients, investigate facts, develop strategy, negotiate with opposing parties, prepare legal documents, manage litigation, research issues, and represent clients in court proceedings. The clinic is based at the Equal Justice Center, a public interest employment justice and immigrant rights law firm.