This year marks the Peggy Browning Fund’s 20th Anniversary. Since 1997 we have supported nearly 800 law students in 10 week Summer Fellowships. It’s where they gain invaluable insights into the uniquely rewarding mission of advocating for workers.
The profiles below are part of our 20th Anniversary Solidarity Series featuring the stories of our alumni and their path to a career in labor or public interest law following their Peggy Browning Fellowship. Their stories show how our program has helped them to focus their efforts to a rewarding career.
“My fellowship helped plug me into the local and national community of people who do this work. And the fact the position was funded allowed me to do it; given life circumstances at the time, I would not have been able to take a non-paid position.”
“Public interest students really have to double down and put in extra work to seek out the path less traveled. Look for groups and events at your school that are of interest to you, make connections with practitioners, and don’t be afraid to reach out to them for advice, or to ask about opportunities at their organizations!”
“My Peggy Browning Fellowship eliminated any doubts I may have had about my ability and desire to practice workers’ rights law."
“My first year of law school was so reading-intensive that I found myself regularly asking, ‘How does this help people?’ ‘What good does this do?’ I began to find answers to those questions at the Equal Justice Center in Austin, Texas."
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March 31, 2017
A champion for labor and social justice, it is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Mike Garcia. Mike, who was President of SEIU United Service Workers West and a good friend to the Peggy Browning Fund, passed away this week.Read More »
September 19, 2016
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Marvin Gittler, a champion for labor and social justice and a good friend to the Peggy Browning Fund who passed away on September 8th.Read More »
August 15, 2016
The PBF Alumni Association launched its fourth chapter in Washington, DC in July. Fellowship alumni from across DC met and quickly created a listserv for alumni to communicate and nominated coordinators to organize areas of interest.Read More »
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