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Two Law School Alumni Featured in Workers' Rights Article in PreLaw magazine

OCTOBER 7, 2009—Chris Amundsen ('08) and Rebecca Lucero ('07) were featured in a specialty-practice article in the Fall 2009 issue of PreLaw magazine.

The article, "Employee Representation 9-to-5," profiled Amundsen, a labor and employment group associate at Dorsey & Whitney, and Lucero, an associate at the Schaefer Law Firm, as they embrace the unique challenges of labor and employment law.

Both Amundsen and Lucero participated in the Workers' Rights Clinic as Law School students and credit the experience as a key factor in their preparedness for representing workers in employment litigation cases. "I feel like I graduated more like a first- or second-year associate than a law student," Lucero was quoted as saying in the article.

"Workers' Rights Clinic students represent workers before government agencies and in state and federal courts," says Associate Clinical Professor Lisa C. Stratton, Director of the Workers' Rights Clinic. "Both Chris and Rebecca not only spent a full year representing clients as student attorneys, they continued in the Clinic for a second year as student directors. In that leadership role, they mentored other students and assisted me with managing the Clinic's active litigation docket."

"I have been privileged to work so closely with exceptionally dedicated law students like Rebecca and Chris, who were eager to absorb all the experiences they could from the Clinic," Stratton added.

To learn more about the Law School's specialty clinics, please see the Clinical Education page.

The Law School now offers a Concentration in Labor and Employment law. For more information, please see the Curriculum Concentrations page.

Read the entire article in PreLaw magazine online.
Portrait of Chris Amundsen

Chris Amundsen ('08)

Portrait of Rebecca Lucero

Rebecca Lucero ('07)