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LSSC Social Justice Project

Charlotte’s law office team researched innovative state responses to barriers to employment faced by individuals with criminal records.

Co-op 1

Centro del los Derechos del Migrante, Zacatecas, Mexico

Charlotte conducted outreach to plaintiffs for potential guest worker litigation and drafted comments on federal guest worker regulations.

Independent Study

Innovative legal strategies for labor organizers

Working with a classmate, Charlotte interviewed labor lawyers and workers’ rights advocates, assembling a best-practices guide for combining law and organizing. 

Co-op 2

ACLU-Immigrant Rights Project, San Francisco

Charlotte supported litigation defending the constitutional rights of non-citizens and drafted memoranda on suppression of evidence obtained unlawfully by state police.

Activities

  • National Lawyers Guild (Northeastern Chapter)
  • Justice for Janitors Coalition
  • Roxbury Against NU Expansion
  • Street Law Clinic Coordinator 

Teaching Assistant

Property

Charlotte provided assistance in this first-year course.

Electives

  • Employment Law
  • Strategies for Social Change Lawyering
  • Latino Civil Rights
  • Labor Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Corporations
  • Civil Trial Practice

Co-op 3

Peggy Browning Fellow, La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco

Charlotte organized day laborers through San Francisco Day Labor Project and used non-traditional strategies to collect unpaid wages.

Co-op 4

Rothner, Segall, Greenstone & Leheny, Pasadena, California

At this union-side labor firm, Charlotte drafted legal memoranda to advise labor union clients.


After Graduation

Skadden Fellow/Project Attorney, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, San Francisco

Charlotte was selected in a highly competitive process as a Skadden Fellow, one of the most prestigious public interest fellowships in the nation. 

Result

An effective organizer, working to change the power dynamic.

Organizing is my passion. With a law degree, I'll have the tools to create more effective change.