After graduating from law school, Claire Rodriguez worked as a fellow at the Equal Justice Center in its San Antonio office representing low-wage workers in the tourism industry. Her project was funded by a two-year Texas Law Julius Glickman Fellowship in Public Interest Law. After working as a staff attorney at EJC, Claire moved to Washington, D.C., where she is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the Solicitor.
At Texas Law, Claire participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic and the Immigration Clinic. She was a member of the Public Interest Law Association and the National Lawyers Guild, and served as secretary of the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association. She also volunteered for American Gateways. She spent her summers working for UNITE HERE! in Los Angeles and the Southern Migrant Legal Services in Nashville.