Law Students Help Seasonal Farm Workers Know Their Rights

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

Each fall, students with the Migrant Farmworker Project at the University of Virginia’s School of Law check in on 13 farms in the region to ensure seasonal agricultural workers get the pay and fair treatment they are entitled to under the law. The project, which began in 1999, is sponsored by the student-run Latin American Law Organization at UVA Law, and works in partnership with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. The outreach provides students experience in field investigation and immigration law, helps them bone up on their Spanish and counts toward their annual Pro Bono Challenge hours. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Eric Williamson)