Workers' Rights Clinic (WRC)
The Workers' Rights Clinic (WRC), in cooperation with the San Francisco Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Center, provides free legal information to low-income workers with employment-related problems. The project gives Berkeley Law students—particularly 1Ls—an opportunity to interview and work with clients who need their help. Law students meet one-on-one with clients to discuss the details of their employment problem. Together, the student and the supervising attorney analyze the client's situation, identify legal issues, and determine what remedies the client might pursue. The student then reports back to the client to discuss the possible solutions. Students learn about current issues in employment law from dedicated supervising attorneys in a small-group discussion setting. Law students also represent clients at unemployment compensation hearings.