Professors Richard Marsico and Adjunct Professors Lynn Kelly, Sara Wienkes, and Andrew Goldberg
Offers students the opportunity to engage in the direct representation of workers who have not been paid their wages or who have been denied unemployment benefits. Working closely with staff attorneys at MFY Legal Services’ Workplace Justice Project, students will interview and counsel workers on workplace problems, prosecute unpaid wage claims in state or federal court, and represent workers in unemployment insurance administrative hearings. Weekly two-hour classroom sessions will train students in interviewing, counseling, negotiating, trial advocacy, and other skills necessary to representing workers in employment law cases, as well as in the substance of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the unemployment insurance statutes, and other applicable laws and regulations. In addition to the classroom instruction, students must work at least twelve hours each week with the Workplace Justice Project. No more than 14 placement credits may count toward the J.D.