My clinic work was my favorite part of law school and is what I always talk about when folks at my firm ask me about my time at UW.
— Timothy Defors, J.D.

About the Workers' Rights Clinic

The Workers' Right Clinic is offered through a partnership with Seattle University School of Law and the Fair Work Center. Students in the Workers' Rights Clinic will help low wage workers understand and enforce their workplace rights. Though the clinic will offer services to all workers, special emphasis will be placed on understanding and enforcing Seattle's minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave and ban-the-box protections. Students will engage in three major areas of client work:

  1. initial interviews with workers to help with issue identification and legal information;
  2. periodic community clinics, providing counseling and brief advice to workers; and
  3. representation of workers in employment claims through administrative or judicial processes.

Students may also work on policy advocacy and impact litigation. While students are engaged in this representation, students will also study foundational employment doctrine, reinforce their skill development and examine the causes and consequences of income inequality in the United States.