The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


Transnational Migrant Worker Rights

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Transnational Worker Rights Clinic student Monica Jimenez strategizes with a client.

The Rapoport Center focuses on issues with migrant workers through partnership with the law school's Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. Students represent low-income transnational migrant workers in cases to recover unpaid wages, and also engage in advocacy projects asserting the rights of workers in the U.S. and abroad. Students serve as legal counsel, representing migrant workers in wage rights litigation, administrative actions, community-based enforcement strategies, and claims filed for criminal prosecution on wage fraud charges. Students interview and advise clients, investigate facts, develop strategy, negotiate with opposing parties, prepare legal documents, manage litigation, research issues, and represent clients in court proceedings.

To learn more, please visit the website of the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic.