Information is now available for PBF's

17th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference!

Scheduled for October 16 & 17, 2015
at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

Keynote Speaker: M. Patricia Smith, Solicitor of Labor

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Latest News

Summer Fellowship Program Is Largest in Our History!

July 02, 2015
PBF's 2015 Summer Fellowship Program is in full swing with our largest number of fellowships to date! With 78 Summer Fellows and two school-year fellows, our program demonstrates that law students continue to be interested in working for workers' rights and social and economic justice.
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Fellows' Stories

Summer Fellowship Stories Share Opportunities and Challenges

With 77 Summer Fellows working around the country this year, many have reported on their experiences. Each of the reports here show the breadth of assignments and learning experiences Peggy Browning Fellows use to determine their career paths.

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Upcoming Events


17th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

October 16, 2015

If you're a law student interested in workers' rights issues, the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference is an exciting opportunity to meet labor law experts and practitioners as well as other law students from throughout the nation with the same interests.

To review the conference schedule, facilitators and Keynote Speaker click on the button below.

If you would like to become a conference sponsor please click on the information button below.

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Awards Receptions

Chicago Awards Reception

November 10, 2015

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Jorge Ramirez, President, Chicago Federation of Labor
Keith Kelleher, President, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana
Thomas Allison, Esq., Of Counsel, Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy PC

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Regional Workshops

Advocating For Workplace Justice

Peggy Browning Fund's Regional Workshop Program Committee has planned for eleven workshops around the country this fall!

Intended to introduce law students to the benefits of practicing labor law and PBF's Summer Fellowship Program, the workshops include a panel discussion followed by networking.

Panelists include union leaders, labor and plaintiff lawyers, labor professors, worker center directors, representatives from government agencies regulating the workplace and PBF alumni.

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Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is comprised of members who strongly support the mission of the Peggy Browning Fund with annual leadership-level gifts. Leadership Circle donors receive benefits commensurate with each gift level and are recognized at all annual events, the National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference and in our newsletter.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the Leadership Circle, contact
Rhonda Gelman Kelley, CFRE, at or call 267-273-7994.

2015 Leadership Circle Members


United Steelworkers




Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters
Joseph Lurie
Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd
Service Employees Int'l Union


American Federation of Teachers
Galfand Berger, LLP
Richard J. Brean, Esq.
Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Pitta & Giblin LLP
Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq.


Amalgamated Transit Union
Calibre CPA Group PLLC
Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP
Gilbert and Sackman
Kennedy, Jennik & Murray, PC
NFL Players Association
Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco, LLP
Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Association
United Food & Commercial Workers

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Recent Photo Galleries

2015 DC Reception

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2015 New York Reception

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2015 Philadelphia Reception

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