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The Employment Civil Rights Clinic focuses on rights in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, sex, disability, and other protected characteristics. Work may also address issues such as unemployment benefits, wage and hour claims, severance negotiations, union issues, workplace safety, and more. Externships include placements with nonprofit and governmental organizations such as:
For registration information, see the 2013-2014 clinical curriculum.
Steve Churchill (Clinical Director, Lecturer on Law)
In July 2013, Steve Churchill opened Fair Work, P.C. a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counseling and representation to employees. Prior to starting his own firm, Steve was Of Counsel at Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., an employment, labor, and class-action law firm in Boston. From 2004 to 2010, Steve worked as a Clinical Instructor at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center where he ran the Employment Civil Rights Clinic. Before working at the Legal Services Center, he worked at a Boston firm for ten years, with a focus on employment law. He is a co-founder of Fair Employment Project, Inc., a non-profit that provides information and assistance to Massachusetts workers and their advocates. He has participated in many trials and appeals, in both state and federal courts. He also has participated in labor arbitrations and a wide range of administrative hearings, in agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Division of Unemployment Assistance, and the Merit Systems Protection Board. He is a 1988 graduate of Stanford University and a 1993 graduate of Harvard Law School. During law school, he worked at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau for two years, first as a student attorney and then as Executive Director.
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