URAP

Samantha Ho

Protecting Farmworkers through the EEOC

This summer, I will be researching the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s efforts to uphold the rights of farmworkers, who have largely received inadequate protection from other federal agencies. I will be conducting research into specific EEOC farmworker-related litigation, including the role of third parties (e.g. public interest or grassroots organizations) in the EEOC’s successful outcomes. The goal is to identify why, exactly, the EEOC is apparently uniquely adept at handling these cases, and how the EEOC process can be replicated by other agencies.

Message to Sponsor

Thank you so much for providing the resources that make this program possible! I have learned so much about asylum and equal employment law and the legal research process in general, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your generosity!
  • Major: History
  • Mentor: Mary Hoopes, Berkeley Judicial Institute