2021 National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility & Registration See #1 – #5
Costs See #6 – #9
Workshops & Meet-Ups See #10
Other See #11
  1. How are students selected to attend the conference?
    Each school selects its own student(s). The selection method varies from school to school. Typically, schools consider such factors as the student’s demonstrated interest in either workers’ rights issues or public interest law; whether the student has previously attended the conference; whether it’s the student’s last chance to attend (e.g., in the case of a 3L vs. a 1L student); etc. Some schools choose by lottery. We ask schools to support us by paying all costs for their students to attend. If a school cannot do this, PBF will consider requests from the school to cover the Conference Fee for one student from that school (not counting Peggy Browning Fellows). We realize this is a challenging year for everyone, so we drastically reduced our fees, even though there are still costs involved in running a virtual conference. We ask you to support us if you are able. Pay more if you can afford to, pay less if you can't, on the honor system.
  2.  If the school is asking for PBF to cover the students' conference fee, does the school need to let the Peggy Browning Fund (PBF) know which law students have been selected to attend? Is an e-mail notification sufficient?
    Yes. Email notification is fine to rdelrossi@peggybrowningfund.org. Please indicate if the school will be paying for each of its students or if you are asking PBF to cover one student. When we receive a registration form directly from a student, we will confirm with the school before processing the registration.
  3. Several students from my school have already registered. Can I still register?
    Ask your career services director, public interest advisor, or labor law professor to contact us to see if you can be added to the list of attendees.
  4. My school is not a participating law school. Can I still attend the conference?
    If your school is interested in participating, it’s easy to join. Ask your labor law professor, career services director or public interest advisor to contact us.
  5. I attend school part-time. Am I still eligible? 
    Yes, if your school identifies you as one of the students it wants to send to the conference.
  6. What are the fees for the conference?
    The registration fee is $20, and the conference fee is $75. We recognize that it’s a difficult year for everyone, so we’re asking people to pay more if they can, less if they can’t, whatever they can afford, on the honor system. If a school has multiple students wanting to attend, we can discuss a group discount.
  7. How does PBF select the students whose costs will be covered?
    PBF covers costs for all Peggy Browning Fellows to attend. We ask schools to cover the costs for other students. If a school cannot do so, we will consider requests to support a portion of costs for one student from the school. Schools should submit requests to Rachel DelRossi at rdelrossi@peggybrowningfund.org. Requests should include an explanation of what support the school will provide, what other sources of support have been explored, and what specific costs the school asks PBF to cover.
  8. My school can’t pay for me. Will PBF cover any of my expenses?
    We will consider a request from your school. See the answer to question #6 above.
  9. Several students from my school want to attend but none of us can afford it. Will PBF consider a request for support that could be reduced?
    Yes, we will consider such a request. See the answer to question #6 above.
  10. Will I get my choice of workshops and meet-ups?
    We will honor your preferences as long as space is available in each particular session. Closer to the conference, you will receive an email to to register on our conference platform and choose you workshops & select your Meet-Ups. Meet-up's will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis on to how quickly you respond to the second registration email. 
  11. I have a question not included in the above list. How can I get an answer?
    Send an email to Rachel Del Rossi, Executive Director, at rdelrossi@peggybrowningfund.org or call 267-273-7996.