Who We Are

Workers' Rights Clinic

Nina RabinNina Rabin is director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic. She is also director of the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program and has a joint affiliation with the Southwest Institute of Research on Women at the University of Arizona, where she is director of Border Research. Her work focuses on the impact of immigration and border policies on women's rights. She directs projects that provide direct legal services to low-wage immigrant women workers and women in immigration detention facilities. At the same time, her projects undertake policy research and advocacy that grow out of these direct services. Prior to her work in Arizona, Rabin clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced in a civil rights law firm in California. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2003.

Shayna KesslerShayna Kessler is the associate director of the Workers' Rights Clinic. She focuses on legal advocacy for immigrant workers in Tucson through direct legal services and policy research. As a supervising attorney for the Workers’ Rights Clinic, Shayna represents and supervises law students' representation of low-wage immigrant workers in employment matters, as well as coordinating and conducting workshops and trainings for low-wage immigrant workers and their advocates. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Shayna was a criminal defense attorney at the Bronx Defenders and she advocated for improved conditions in New York's prisons with the Prison Visiting Project of the Correctional Association of NY. Shayna graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2010.
Gloria KlinickiGloria Klinicki provides invaluable assistance to students, professors, and clients by screening and referring callers, scheduling appointments, reserving rooms, and surmounting logistical challenges. She joined the College of Law's staff as the clinic administrator in the fall of 2012. Gloria is a University of Arizona alumna with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She has worked as an accountant, a substitute teacher, and, more recently, an administrative assistant at a local high school.