The Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic, in partnership with the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, gives law students a unique chance to meet one-on-one with clients. During clinics, students receive training in various areas of employment law from Bay Area practitioners, perform intake interviews with clinic clients, and confer with supervising attorneys to provide clients with information about their rights and options. Students will learn how to assess legal issues and work with clients on a variety of topics, and will have a great opportunity to network with practitioners in the area.
Time Commitment: The Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Campus (3075 Adeline Street). Students are required to attend the clinic every other week. The clinic runs year round and students are expected to participate for the entire year. We start in September, break a few weeks before finals, and resume in January. The spring session also ends before finals. Students also are required to attend one orientation session held by the Employment Law Center-Legal Aid Society.
During the first 45 minutes of each clinic, a local attorney leads a group discussion on an area of substantive employment law while the students eat dinner (which we provide). Students spend the remaining time working one-on-one with clients and attorneys, which usually lasts until 8:30-9:00 p.m. The expectation is that students will be able to conduct intake with one or two clients and input the clients’ information into the ELC-LAS’s online database before leaving clinic.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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