First Pittsburgh Workshop Well Attended

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Over 40 Pittsburgh area law students braved the elements to attend the first Peggy Browning Fund Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh Law School on February 11. Their goal - to learn from the esteemed panel what it's like to practice law on behalf of workers and their unions or at a neutral government agency regulating the workplace.

Students from law schools at Duquesne, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia were invited to participate in the workshop followed by lunch and networking.  In addition to learning about working for economic justice, the panel shared their insights on how to obtain a job on the union/plaintiffs' side or with the National Labor Relations Board or the Department of Labor.  They also learned about the impact the Peggy Browning Fellowship Program has had in providing unions, worker centers, nonprofit organizations and union-side law firms with today's best candidates for tomorrow's advocates.

The panel comprised:

Joseph Baniszewski, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board
Richard Brean    USW, General Counsel
Amanda Bundick    Peggy Browning Fellow, 2012 (Pitt Law '13)
Ellen Dannin       Fannie Weiss Distinguished Faculty Scholar and
                           Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Ellen Doyle         Partner, Stember Feinstein Soyle Payne & Kravec, Pittsburgh
Amanda Fisher   USW, Asst. General Counsel
Joyce Goldstein  Partner, Goldstein & Gragel, Cleveland
Mike Healey        Partner, Healey & Hornack, Pittsburgh
Anne Lofaso       Associate Dean and Professor of Law, WVU College of Law

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