For Law Students

Peggy Browning Fellowship Program

Our core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country.  In 2019, we awarded funded summer fellowships to 87 law students and one part-time funded school-year fellowship for 2019-2020. We anticipate awarding a similar number in 2020. We will also award one part-time funded school-year fellowship at the Chicago News Guild again for 2020-202.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights.  We routinely collaborate with over 150 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $6,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowship description for details)

We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.   Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent one of its kind.

Peggy Browning Fellows gain the practical skills required to represent workers.  They enjoy opportunities to network with their peers and leaders in the field of public interest labor law.  The mentor organizations and their clients benefit from the services provided by this talented and commited group.

Since our beginning in 1997, we have placed over 1,000 law students in highly competitive fellowship positions with unions, worker centers, union-side law firms, and other labor-friendly organizations.  Peggy Browning Fellows have advocated for thousands of workers and their families nationwide.  At least 70% of  Peggy Browning Alumni are currently working in workers' rights labor law or public interest law (not counting our alumni who are still in law school).

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