About Us

The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, prominent labor attorney and member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Margaret A. Browning

The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund is to educate and inspire the next generation of law students to become advocates for workplace justice. 

Through Summer Fellowships, an annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference and networking opportunities, we provide diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of workers' rights. Our goal is to increase the students' understanding of the current issues workers face as well as promote the students' entry into the practice of public interest labor law.

"Peggy dedicated herself to justice and fair labor practices throughout our nation. Continuing to fight for what she believed even in the midst of her own battle with cancer, she served our nation and the American people with great courage and compassion."
President Clinton

Read: A Tribute to Peggy Browning, a Beacon for Workers' Rights, from the Fall 2004 issue of The Philadelphia Lawyer, the Philadelphia Bar Association Quarterly Magazine.

 

Latest News

  • PBF's Response to the Coronavirus

    May 13, 2020
    Before stay-at-home orders were issued across the nation, the Peggy Browning Fund awarded summer fellowships to 90 talented law students – our largest number to date.
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  • George Nicolau 1925-2020

    January 14, 2020
    We are very sad to share that our good friend, George Nicolau, passed away on January 2, 2020. George received the Peggy Browning Award at our New York Awards Reception in New York City in 2011.
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  • Bernard N. Katz, Prominent Philadelphia Labor Attorney Dies at 91

    October 11, 2019
    Bernard N. Katz, 91, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who spent decades championing labor unions, died at his home in Abington, PA of natural causes in his sleep. He represented many unions in the city in the 1970s, defending workers in in the manufacturing, industrial, and trade industries. Mr....
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