Advocating for Workplace Justice - Virtually

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

During the pandemic, PBF transitioned our Regional Workshop Programs to a virtual platform which provided us with an opportunity to offer these programs to a wider variety of panelists and student attendees than normal when the program is in-person. We worked closely with our law school contacts, student labor groups, and panelists to bring our program to law students via Zoom Meeting, where they could participate from the comfort of their living room or home office.

In normal times, panelists often include multiple PBF Alumni, attorneys for unions, union-side law firms and worker centers, labor law professors and attorneys from the U.S. Department of Labor and the NLRB. This did not change when we went virtual.  If anything, we had a larger pool of panelists and students willing to participate. 

Our panels often give our PBF Alumni and other labor law practitioners a way to connect to current law students and share their experience on how to break into the labor movement.  They also offer their advice on how to land a PBF Summer Fellowship or their first job after law school.

We’ve scheduled 14+ workshops in 2020-2021:

September       Southern University Law Center and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
October           Tulane University and the University of Pittsburgh; Universities of Minnesota,
                        Georgetown, New York and Rutgers – coordinating with both Newark & Camden
                        campuses and their students
November       Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard and
                        Chicago-Kent Universities
January, 2021  University of Chicago, University of Washington and West Virginia University

To attend a workshop, schedule one at your school, and for more information about this program go to www.peggybrowningfund.org/workshopsor contact Ruby Tumasz at 267-273-7995.

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