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Law graduate awarded fellowship to provide legal aid to pandemic's hard-hit farmworkers

August 5, 2020

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Lavena Staten, a 2020 graduate of Seattle University School of Law and union organizer fluent in Spanish, was selected for the Unemployment Law Project's Farmworker Fellowship. As essential workers, farm laborers have to keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they often face exploitation and unsafe working conditions. The fellowship was created as one way to level that playing field.

"Farmworkers have been hit hard," Staten said. "The federal government deemed farmworkers essential but made their safety optional." Read more at School of Law.