Briana Beltran is a Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic (FLAC). As part of FLAC, she co-teaches a lawyering skills seminar and supervises students on their clinic case work, primarily focusing on FLAC’s docket of employment cases. She is the sole supervisor of FLAC cases during the summer and supervises a team of law student and undergraduate student interns during that time.
Prior to joining FLAC in August of 2016, she served as a staff attorney for nearly four years at Southern Migrant Legal Services, A Project of TexasRioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., in Nashville, TN. There, she represented migrant farmworkers in a six-state service area on a range of employment matters, including litigation in federal court. She also previously served as a law clerk in federal district court in the Middle District of Tennessee. During law school, she represented clients on immigration matters in New York and worked with worker-led organizations in New York and Los Angeles.
Her primary areas of interest include litigation on behalf of low-wage workers, the employment rights and remedies of farmworkers, and the H-2A federal agricultural guestworker program. She is a member of the Tennessee and New York state bars, and is a graduate of Stanford University and New York University School of Law.