Pre-Conference Sessions

Fellows Luncheon & Wrap-up Workshop
Friday, October 14, 2016 - Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This is a pre-conference activity restricted to Peggy Browning Fellows, Mentors, Board Members and invited guests only.  Fellows and Mentors will share insights about the fellowship assignments and accomplishments.  In the process, they will discuss labor issues faced by workers.  They will also examine the impact of the summer fellowships and offer suggestions for future programming.

Fellowships & Career Paths: Alumni Perspectives
Friday, October 15, 2016

This is a pre-conference activity open to students who arrive early for the conference. The Peggy Browning Fund is proud to count nearly 800 alumni in diverse fields across the country.  The PBF network extends widely and for nearly 20 years has helped shape the careers of hundreds of workers' rights and public intrest attorneys.  Alumni can be found not just in international union legal departments, but also as counsel and researchers at union locals, at public defenders' offices and at legal aid, nonprofit and human rights organizations, labor-side and employment firms and in private practice, and in all levels of government, from the NYC Office of Federal Affiars to agencies like the NRLB and the FDA.  This workshop will feature alumni from the DC-MD-VA area who will talk about their PBF experiences and how workers' rights advocacy has shaped their career paths and helped them get where they are now.  Information and advice will also be provided on how to apply for a fellowship for 2017.