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David Rodriguez ’21

Passionate about labor and employment law, farm workers’ rights.

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Coolest assignment in any class

Playing the role of prosecutor in Criminal Law, formulating charges against a hypothetical foreign schoolteacher who caused a fatal auto accident.

Most rewarding experiential learning activity

My summer clerkship at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office.

Favorite UC Hastings leadership role

Issues that spark your passion

Labor and employment law, farm workers’ rights; equity in educational opportunities; integrating race consciousness into the cultural fabric of law school.

Most interesting or unusual job before law school

Working with the United Farm Workers of America, interviewing farmworkers across California to gather evidence of unfair labor practices.

La Raza External Vice-President, connecting La Raza members with alumni—for example, through our Latina Judge Panel, which demystified the path to the bench for our members.

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