William H Beardall, Jr
Bill Beardall directs the Law School's ground-breaking Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. He has practiced as a public interest employment lawyer for low-income working men and women since 1978. Mr. Beardall also serves as Executive Director of the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit employment justice and civil rights organization based in Austin, Texas.
Widely recognized for his experience in reforming public justice systems and private employment practices, Mr. Beardall is a leading expert in low-income employment law and in securing access to the justice system for working people regardless of their income or immigration status. From 1984-2000 he served as Director of the Migrant Worker Division of Texas Rural Legal Aid and from 2000-2001 he was Legal Director for Texas Appleseed. In 1997 he was awarded a Harvard Law School Wasserstein Fellowship which honors outstanding public interest lawyers in the U.S. and in 2000 he received the John Minor Wisdom Award from the American Bar Association's Litigation Section, recognizing his career as a leading advocate for low-income working people.